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Accent Exploration

Join Jordan Yanco, Dialect Coach for Improv and Stand-up, for this 4-week exploration of accent and community.

About the class
Join Jordan Yanco, Dialect Coach for Improv and Stand-up, for this 4-week exploration of accents.

Students will approach accents in a whole new hands-on way, peeling back the curtain on breaking down an accent, as well as unlocking and sharpening their natural accent instincts to go beyond accent stereotypes and the low-hanging fruit.

You’ll sharpen your accent ear and your instincts to recognize the accents all around us, unlock the accent skills you already have, and become a better improviser by relying on subtlety rather than stereotypes.

Some of the topics in class may include:

  • What is an Accent vs a Dialect? Do I have an accent?
  • Accents are a Tool, not a Crutch.
  • Where am I from and how do I identify with that in my own life?
  • What are your ‘favorite’ accents and why? What features do you notice?
  • Practice listening for other accents all around us
  • The “So-Called General American” Accent
  • Stereotypes (low-hanging fruit) vs truth in character.
Jordan Yanco

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’m fully-vetted and recommended by Dialect Coaches Worldwide and 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 solely for the accent research.

Class Schedule
Accent Exploration   Sat 04/21/18   1:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001 Register
Accent Exploration   Sat 04/28/18   1:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Accent Exploration   Sat 05/05/18   1:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001
Accent Exploration   Sat 05/12/18   1:00pm   134 West 29th Street New York, New York 10001