Private Sessions are for you who want in-depth training to develop and hone skills that will enhance your career and life. Whether you’re looking to learn an accent for a role or audition or sharpen your Standard American accent for business relations, we will tailor our work to suit your needs.
All of our coaches specialize in different dialects, acting, singing and voice classes. To book a session with them, choose your preferred coach below.
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.
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!
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!
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? Schedule your session through our calendar below and send us an email to info@21Accents.com specifying your needs. 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 of Amy or Alex who are living in or visiting the LA area, in-person classes may be arranged. *
Amy Walker is an extremely gifted coach/teacher, who has helped me tremendously as I prepare for acting roles that call for a special dialect. Her coaching/teaching style is precise, insightful, motivating and fun. I encourage all to consider using Amy when they have to be at the top of their game. Public Relations Executive, Actor – United States
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! Actress (Creds. Incl: Tatort, Einstein, Swiss Break,…) – Germany
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”
Amy’s approach to teaching is incredibly supportive and her techniques provide proven results FAST. Within a few short weeks not only was I able to hear a difference in my accent so was my voice over coach and agent. Learning in a group helps you hear the differences between your native accent and American, creating an environment to improve even faster. If you want to speak as a true blood American, Amy is the instructor… Read more “Lisa Sowden”
“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!!” Actor (Creds. Incl:… Read more “Alex Gonzalez”
I did a course and live training before taking private sessions, 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 the next sessions, until I can master my US English.
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”
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”
Working with Sanee is an absolute pleasure. His technique is both fun and straightforward. He makes sounds make sense and everything becomes logical and easier! I highly recommend him! Actress (Creds. Incl: Game of Thrones, I saved My Belly Dancer,…) – England
Alex is a great coach, always professional and encouraging. As someone who struggled with the American accent himself, he is an inspiring example of the methods he teaches! I would recommend him to anyone trying to learn an American accent!! Actor – Israel Micky’s 2nd Month of Sessions Micky’s 5th Month of Sessions
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 Sadaf”
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”
Sanee is a brilliant accent coach. He has a great ear for the details and subtleties in an accent and uses easy, accessible approaches for me to improve. I now have some very quick, useful ways of getting the correct placement for sounds. I feel more confident and aware of fluctuations in an accent. I actually felt myself improve more in two sessions with Sanee than weeks with other accent coaches.” Actress – England
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! Actress – Brazil
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”
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 had landed a role that required an upper class posh British accent. I was a bit insecure (because English isn’t my first language) but working with Sanee, it honestly came out naturally. Not only did he teach me the correct form to speak in this accent, but he also gave me advice on the delivery of my lines. Sanee is honest, motivating, and a delight to work with. I truly recommend him and would… Read more “Maribelle Antoinette”
Amy is an Amazing Accent reduction Coach! I’m from Germany and she taught me how to do the “R” and the “L” sounds in one session. She has such a great ability to hear the sound you’re making and uses amazing techniques to guide you in the right direction. In our first meeting, I was in preparation for an audition and she helped me out with the accent and gave me amazing acting coaching. Every… Read more “Jesse Taylor”
I have gone through speech therapy my entire life. I have also been teased about a speech impediment my entire life. No one could convince me to open up and really work on my voice until I met Amy. She creates a very inviting and encouraging environment. Working on a “downfall” is such a vulnerable time but with Amy, I was always eager to receive feedback from her. Model, Actor – United States
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’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”