Intro to Accents for Improv|October 23|Jordan Yanco
About the class
Accents are a powerful tool in your improv and sketch arsenal. When someone gifts you an accent in a scene, do you freeze up like an accented deer in headlights, or make the most of it? Have you always wanted to learn accents, but don’t know where to begin? This class is for you!
You’ll learn how to spot the accent gifts in a scene, harness the accent skills you already have, and build even more. Play with accents in a fun and supportive environment, and learn valuable tips you can use right now. You’ll never hear an accent the same way again!
Jordan Yanco is a Dialect Coach who specializes in helping improvisers put their best accent forward. He has worked with A-list actors like Al Pacino, corporations like Facebook, ESL speakers, singers, and more.
Hi, I’m Jordan Yanco, a dialect coach who can teach you to sound believable in any accent you wish. Whether you’ve mastered dozens of accents or are learning this skill for the first time, I will meet you where you are and help you find the shortest route to success.
I believe accents should be accessible to everyone, no matter your background or experience. I am an active member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), Linguistics Society of America (LSA), and the American Dialect Society (ADS).
My guilty pleasures include stand-up comedy and improv, 90′s grunge karaoke, BBQ, and New Jersey Devils hockey. I swear I watch MTV’s Teen Mom and TLC’s 90-Day Fiancee solely for the accent research.