Amy Walker: Master Coach, CEO, Founder
An actress/singer/songwriter since the highchair, learning authentic accents has always been part of Amy’s craft.
Since high school, directors would ask her to coach her fellow actors on set, and after the viral success of her 21 Accents video in 2008, she began offering free video tips on YouTube and coaching students around the globe through private sessions and workshops, with exceptional results.
Over the years, Amy has developed a method that is unique in the world, with multi-sensory, fun techniques that are adaptable to all learning styles. Since 2012, she has been passing on these techniques to her protégé, Chief Training Officer Alex Brown, and now to a new team of teachers who can offer this work to an ever-wider audience. With over 40 million views online, the success of her work and videos landed her on the TODAY Show, NPR, Inside Edition, and more. Learn more about Amy: http://www.AmyWalkerOnline.com
Alex Brown: CTO, Partner
Alex Brown is a singer, actor and voice coach. Born in Spain, he moved to the United States for the first time at the age of 15. After that, he lived in different cities around the world including Los Angeles, NYC, London and Madrid. His desire to blend in and be able to sound American is what brought him to work with Amy Walker. After years of intensive training with Amy, he started coaching students on the Standard American Accent through 21Accents.com.
He has since taught over 100 private students and over 2000 hours of sessions only on the Standard American Accent. He is also a certified ESL/ESOL teacher and has taught English overseas in Spain and Germany, as well as in the United States. Alex is an Alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and currently lives in LA.
Sanee Raval: Coach (British, Standard American, Indian)
Sanee Raval is an actor, singer and voice coach. As an actor, he has played in venues including the Royal Opera House, Arcola and The Park Theatre in London, television credits on Channel 4, and most recently his voice can be heard opposite John Barrowman in the Torchwood Audio Drama. His accent clients include actors on Game of Thrones, Sherlock and Humans.
Sanee read Biology at London’s Imperial College, where he studied the biology of speech and vocalization, and completed his accent training under Alex Brown and Amy Walker. Combining the 21 Accents Methods with techniques from his own Acting and Singing training as well as the Biological knowledge from his science days, Sanee brings the perfect balance between technique and expressivity!
Elisa Gutierrez: Coach (Standard American, Speech Therapy)
Elisa Gutierrez is a speech therapist, dialect coach and teacher. She was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Speech Therapy. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher in New Orleans.
Elisa has lived and studied German abroad in Germany and also speaks Spanish fluently. She loves traveling and learning about different cultures, painting, and singing. She has trained with Amy and Alex on the different 21 Accents’ methods and is excited to bring all of her previous experience, training and fun to her students!
Ian Walker: Administrator
Ian is a Voice Artist, Editor and Administrator for 21Accents. He was born and raised in Wallasey, across the river from Liverpool in England. Residing in Los Angeles for many years, most of his career journey has involved working in corporate I.T. Through his Walker’s Words company he has helped authors with their editing and clients with their social media setup and presence.
As a Voice Artist, he has narrated audio books and is excited at the prospect of voice work for animation and computer games. http://www.ianmwalker.com/