Alex Brown: CTO, Partner
A teacher and helper by nature, despite his young age, Alex has already been teaching for over 5 years and has helped hundreds of students reach their accent and pronunciation goals.
With a background in teaching ESL and an extensive training as a singer and actor, Alex has traveled the world and taught nationally and internationally in Los Angeles, New York, London, Madrid and Cologne. The combination of his knowledge as an ESL teacher as well as a singer make for the perfect combination of language and voice training.
Applying Amy’s techniques and method to his own, sessions with Alex are guaranteed to not only be educational and extremely effective, but also a lot of fun!
Private Coaching with Alex
Alex offers private coaching in:
On-going Sessions ~ For those who have the time and are willing to put in all the daily and weekly work that is required to learn an accent. Sessions can happen bi-weekly, weekly or every other week.
Accent Assessment ~ Do you want to know which sounds you have more challenges with? Book a 75-minute Accent Assessment and find out which sounds you need to work on the most, so you can practice them after your Assessment.
Short-term sessions ~ Need 1-4 sessions for a quick audition or speech? Peruse our calendar below and send us an email to info@21Accents.com specifying your needs and your preferred time(s) and date(s). Depending on Availability, our coaches can often take short-term students. (Recommended: average time for mastering an accent for a scene is 3 sessions)
* For first-time Students, the class will be held via Google Hangouts. For repeat students living in or visiting the Los Angeles area, in-person classes may be arranged. *
Patricia Ponce de Leon
Big “THANKS” to Alex is without a doubt the first thing to say when thinking about 21Accents. After working with three other accent coaches, it was Alex’s method and persistence that made me trust the work and effort invested in every single session we had. Accepting that changing the muscle memory is a big challenge for me, I am happy to say that, not only thanks to his corrections and explanations but also to all… Read more “Patricia Ponce de Leon”
I’ve been working with Alex for a month now, and I never thought it was possible to make this much progress in such a short amount of time. He’s helped me hear the mistakes in my speech and taught me the correct way to pronounce them. I always thought I had “bad ears” because I never heard my mistakes before, but just after one session with Alex, I began to hear and correct my mistakes.… Read more “D. E.”
For many years I’ve been making the same mistakes in my pronunciation, but in just a few classes Alex was able to make me realize what I need to work on and focus the most so I can improve, practice and correct myself during my daily life. After a few classes with him I’ve already started to see improvement and that makes me excited!
Alex is such an amazing acting coach. The feedback for my auditions is always great and casting directors were always satisfied with my accent when we practiced for it. Also very valuable is his professionalism and his spontaneity. He often helped out very last minute which is crucial for LA’s fast-paced industry. Thanks Alex!
Since working with Alex, I’m much more aware of the mistakes I make, and while it’s hard to correct them all the time during a performance, the good thing is that at least now I’m aware of them. And most of all I feel lucky having him as a teacher; I really appreciate how perfectionist he is and his sharp ear, as well as how flexible and fresh his techniques are. Thank you!!
I did a course and live training before taking private sessions with 21Accents, but when I met Alex, he taught me the American Accent on a whole new level I never saw or did before! Alex is great, and I’m looking forward to our next sessions until I can master my US English.
I’ve been working with Alex for a year and the change in my accent is beyond amazing. My training with Alex is different from any other accent reduction program out there. Alex as a coach is very patient and understanding with his students, which makes working with him a pure pleasure. He makes classes fun and easy to comprehend. I could notice improvement right after the first class I did with Alex! I haven’t done… Read more “C.G”
Before working with Alex I wasn’t so confident talking to people because of my Brazilian accent. Working with him allowed me to slow down my conversations and express myself clearly. I am very confident now talking on the phone with my clients and also having casual conversations. Alex is fun, patient and very reliable. I’ve grown a lot as a person in general by taking private lessons with him. It’s amazing how our verbal communication… Read more “Clarissa Willis”
Alex is not a regular dialect coach, he is also a mentor that truly cares about his students and their progress. After more than a year of working with Alex, I have become confident in expressing my thoughts in Standard American English and engaging in serious conversations with native speakers. Accent is not only flawless pronunciation that helps in everyday life, or job environment, it is actually an expression of our true identity, which will… Read more “Alex Nagaystev”
Alex’s skills are very impressive; He sees and hears everything and is a perfectionist who pushes you to try your best with every sound. His method is very comprehensive though, and it’s extremely easy to understand his corrections. I could trust him just from seeing the work he does on himself and his own voice and accents. His work has inspired me!
I started to work with Alex in February, although I’m not sure if the word “work” suits this case since Alex’s way to deal with my accent had nothing to do with work at all. Every class was fun but serious at the same time. After each session I noticed how productive we’d been. In these few months I’ve learned so much about my accent and voice in general. Without any pressure or fear, I rather… Read more “Tijan Njie”
Alex is the best voice and speech coach because of his background in ESL, and also his experience as an actor and a singer. I really enjoy the way he uses gestures and tricks to make the more challenging sounds really easy for me to reproduce and understand. I never realized the enormous varieties of voice production while speaking different languages. I, as a native speaker of Chinese, speak mainly in the front part of… Read more “Ling Fan”
I’m a singer from Venezuela learning the American accent. Alex does an amazing job at helping you isolate, identify, repeat and finally articulate and mix all the palette of sounds required to speak and sing like a native speaker – and he does so with a lot of patience, humor, and care. We first addressed how I sing and now we’re working on my spoken accent. I’m very happy with the results and everyone I… Read more “Yohami Zerpa”
Alex listens to you insistently, showing you how to pronounce correctly and how to repeat slowly, word by word, supporting yourself with gestures and hand movements. I cannot imagine getting any better training than the one I get from Alex. The workshops are always fun and successful. Since the first hour we worked together, I feel like I learned a totally new language and I’m so much more into it. Thank you Alex! Model –… Read more “Lynn Grabowski”
I have been living in the USA for about 19 years but unfortunately still have an accent. I have tried about 3-4 different accent coaches but didn’t like anyone that I wanted to keep for long until I found Alex. After my first session with Alex I just knew he was the one who could help me through this and who I will keep for long. I hated my accent so much that I was… Read more “Aisha Zakia”
Alex has way surpassed my expectations. There are many coaches out there who can teach English, but there are very few who can take the task to the next level, very few who can teach you how to sound English and the vibe of it, because either they don’t know how or they don’t have the knack for it. As a Spanish native speaker, coming from a language where we have only five vowels, working… Read more “Pedro Sola”
1 Hour Private Coaching - $100
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75-Minute Accent Assessment - $115
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