Online courses

INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL US ACCENT (Teens)

Julia Moody is an amazing accent coach, she taught me very subtle but extremely important notes for the general American accent that I didn’t pick up myself, which I will remember for a lifetime. The warm ups for the voice and jaw/mouth/tongue muscles were also very helpful, I can hear the difference once they’ve been done. I would 100% recommend Julia Moody to anyone wanting to learn any accent.

Emma

Julia Moody is an exceptional accent and voice coach. She will be able to pinpoint exactly what it is you are doing wrong and aid you in enhancing that skill specifically. From warming up your voice, to getting audition or monologue/script ready, Julia will provide you all the correct tools and training to perfect your voice and accent.

Riley

Julia Moody’s approach to accent training is organic and gives your tongue a workout! She focuses not only on technical placement, but on the language background, culture and body sense holistically. Through this course I found the courage to take the leap and immerse myself in the accent outside of the classroom setting AND. IT. WORKS! Thank you Julia and Filmbites for organising:)

Tristan

Knowledge of a General American Accent is essential for actors wishing to broaden their career prospects internationally.

Filmbites is thrilled to have internationally renowned voice specialist Julia Moody join us to teach this course.

Julia has taught accent and dialect at RADA in the UK over the past 3 years and before that was Head of Voice at WAAPA for 21 years. She has been accent and dialect coach on over 200 professional and student productions.
*During this course, you will learn:
  • a technique for learning an accent 
  • how to shift from your accent into General American
  • the main components of the General American accent
You will need:
  • a set of headphones, possibly Bluetooth so that you can move easily
  • a pen or pencil

You will be emailed a scene to work on one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Pre-requisite: You must be aged 13 to 18yrs and already have significant prior acting training. No beginners please.

Dates: Friday 24 July to 21 August (5 weeks)

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm each week

Ages: 13 to 18 yr olds

Fee: $175*

Max students: 12

*current Filmbites students or Filmbites Talent Agency actors, please enter “Filmbites” at the checkout to save 10%

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the general American accent classes over the last five weeks. You really helped me, especially with the subtleties and the exercises work perfectly. You’re an amazing teacher. EC

EC

Julia Moody

This course gave me an amazing foundation in working with a standard US accent. Discovering how to start from my own idiolect was a new and very useful skill for me. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Julia and soaking up every drop of her wide ranging knowledge.
Julia Moody is an exceptional accent and voice coach. She will be able to pinpoint exactly what it is you are doing wrong and aid you in enhancing that skill specifically. From warming up your voice, to getting audition or monologue/script ready, Julia will provide you all the correct tools and training to perfect your voice and accent.
Thank you so much Julia for the amazing General American Accent Five Week Course. You covered all aspects, from the foundations to the advanced skills required. I feel more confident about my General American Accent and cannot wait to use it more frequently for auditions!
Julia Moody’s approach to accent training is organic and gives your tongue a workout! She focuses not only on technical placement, but on the language background, culture and body sense holistically. Through this course I found the courage to take the leap and immerse myself in the accent outside of the classroom setting AND. IT. WORKS! Thank you Julia and Filmbites for organising:)
Julia’s energy and personality are what made this course fun, her knowledge and teaching skills are what made it invaluable.
Julia is a compassionate instructor with a wealth of knowledge. Her ability to assist your individual needs is truly a superpower.
A great opportunity to practice speaking and performing in a general American accent, with clear guidance and tips from a very gifted voice coach and industry professional.
I really enjoyed this course. I enjoyed reading the ads and learning how to get the best out of the text using my voice with expression and emphasis. It was an engaging and fun course. Harry Klein

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