Actor (Creds. Incl: X-MEN, Orbiter 9, Noctem,…) – Spain
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!!
Actress (Creds. Incl: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, #REALITYHIGH, Billionaire Boys Club, Perfect ...) – Spain
In only 4 sessions Alex has taken my English to the next level. He’s so precise he will make you understand what you need to work on and why. Plus I’ve been having a lot of fun in our classes!
Model, Actor - United States
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.
Actress and Dancer – Los Angeles, CA
From childhood, I’ve heard that you cannot change your accent if you weren’t raised in an English-speaking country. I thought the same until I met Amy Walker. I started to work hard with her because she helped me see that everything is possible. And the best praise for this was was when an American Uber driver in asked me if I'm British! It was a big step, cause everyone heard my Russian accent before. Amy has an individual approach to each student. She is super patient and works hard on small details to build your perfect American accent. The best dream teacher ever! I am going to continue taking classes with her till people ask me if I'm American.
Actress (Creds. Incl: Tatort, Einstein, Swiss Break,…) – Germany
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 - Germany
Alex is more than an Accent coach. He helps you find your voice and your own way of speaking, acting, feeling and “being” American, and that is what helps to really get into the language. It’s awesome how passionately and individually Alex teaches. I always enjoy working with him. It helps me push my boundaries every time and that feels great.
The first thing I learned about accents with Alex was that it isn’t only about speaking or pronouncing things correctly; it’s about me and how I feel when I speak English. I started to create a new American me, and as a German actress who also wants to work in other countries, now I feel more confident to do that with my new accent skills. Thank you so much, Alex, for being an amazing coach. I’m proud of being your student.
College Student - Russia
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 come to fruition through hard -but fun- work and dedication.
Actor (Creds. Incl: El Continental, Cupido, Perdóname Señor, Dreamland ...) – Spain
I’m so glad I found someone like Alex. He’s all anyone needs to perfect their language skills, not only grammar or vocabulary, but also melody, tune and I dare say he teaches you a way of living. He is a perfectionist, and never lets you get away with a mistake or incorrect sound. Alex has a knowledge of the vocal instrument as no one else, and it makes it easier to be aware of the problems you struggle with and how to solve them right away. Thanks for making your help!
Realtor/Investor - Brazil
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 is a mirror of ourselves. Today I have enough skills to talk to anybody about any subject without hesitation. Looking forward to speaking a fluent "American accent.”
Actor (Creds. Incl: The Bird, The Milk Run, Date Night...) - Ireland
I'm an actor and was looking for a way to improve my American Accent when I stumbled across 21 Accents.
It was the first time that I had encountered a way of teaching it that made it practical, and thus so much more enjoyable.
I'm over 60% there, and just listening to the R one a few times because it's catching me a little, but I'm delighted with the course and couldn't recommend it more.
Project Manager, Apple – California
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. Alex is very patient and diligent; he'll work on a particular sound with you until you get it right, which I totally appreciate.
I now feel so much more comfortable in my speech and feel motivated to continue to correct my mistakes. I highly recommend Alex to anyone looking for an amazing accent reduction coach!
Actor - France
I am an actor and a French native speaker but also speak Italian, Spanish and German and I aim at improving my American accent. I am really happy with my sessions with Alex. Not only has he allowed me to correct very peculiar mistakes but also he has helped me improve my voice and speech delivery. We have been working for two months so far and the results have been amazing.
I would recommend Alex to anyone who wishes to improve their accents since he can offer a thorough understanding and knowledge of languages, pronunciation and regional dialects.
Actress (Creds. Incl: Timeless, Law and Order, Spartacus, ...) – Bulgaria
Alex and 21 Accents have changed the way I feel and think about accents. He has helped me find my own voice and get out of my head.
Alex makes the process fun and helped me realize that this is just a muscle. And the more you practice the easier it gets.
I have had many other dialect teachers before Alex, but they seemed to just blur my head or make it seem really difficult. Alex makes it seem very easy, keeps the atmosphere positive and very personal. I am blessed to have found them can't recommend him and 21 Accents enough!
Actress - Vienna, Austria
Working with Alex on my accent has been great. He’s such an encouraging coach and even if you get frustrated with yourself during the process, he’s there to make you feel comfortable and good about it again. He’s got a lot of patience for everyone and he clearly enjoys watching all of us grow!
Thank you, Alex.
Actress (Creds. Incl: The Red Thread, Aluga-se o ponto, ...) - Brazil
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!
Public Relations Executive, Actor - United States
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.
Actor - United States
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 time I see her I make so much progress and she's very supportive. I feel comfortable going to her because I know she gives me so much value.
First time I saw Amy was on YouTube when I looked for techniques to have an American accent so I can get all the acting roles I want to. I love how sunny of a character she has in those videos. When we worked in person for the first time I was happy to see she has the same sunny spirit in person and it's so easy to work with her.
Thank You for everything!
Actress (Creds. Incl: Vivir Sin Permiso, Amar en Tiempos Revueltos, Pazo de Familia, Gran Reserva, ...) – Spain
Alex is the best! He is a great accent coach, his method is smart, and super fast. You can really see the results from the first session. Also, he is always ready to help you. I'm so happy I found him!
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 like a true blood American, Amy is the instructor you need to work with.
Model - Germany
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!
Nurse Practitioner - China
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 my mouth; thus, the parts that Americans use when speaking were "hidden" for me. Since I started my coaching with Alex, I've noticed great improvement and I'm a lot more confident with my speaking abilities! I am also learning to produce sounds from my stomach... a Breakthrough for me! Wish I had taken these classes years ago!
Actress - United States / Belgium
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 definitely contact him again for any of my future performances!"
Patricia Ponce de Leon
Actress (Creds. Incl: Cuéntame Cómo Pasó, La Pecera de Eva, Hospital Central, Yo soy Bea, ...) – Spain
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 his detailed knowledge of how the brain works, I am capable of not just pronouncing sounds correctly but also identifying most of the critical factors that make an accent appear.
Thank you 21 Accents and thank you, Alex!
French Teacher - France
I'm so glad I found 21 Accents and met Alex. Thanks to online training and coaching sessions, I can finally identify my mistakes and correct my pronunciation with incredible accuracy. I teach American students daily and it is imperative for me to improve my very "French touch" accent. I finally found people who know what they're talking about! Amy is an expert and Alex embodies all the possibilities that this method offers. All in great energy and fun!
Actor - Spain
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 with Alex has been a revelation in all senses. I have come to distinguish slight differences in words which I could not reckon before and have improved significantly in a short period of time, producing sounds that I did not even know exist.
Alex is a hard working person and a perfectionist who loves his job and is committed to it, and this is what I most value, for attitude is everything.
Actor (Creds. Incl: Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, Dueños del Paraíso, Pasión Prohibida,...) – Mexico
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!
Actress (Creds. Incl: Sherlock, Daphne, Humans...) - England
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."
Actor (Creds. Incl: White, Inaction, #Ohmybobst...) – France/Ireland
Alex is one of the best accent coaches I've ever had. He is not only talented, smart and very helpful, he is also extremely patient and funny. He took the time to work through all the different sounds with me, would make me laugh if I got frustrated and never made me feel bad or unfit if I could not get the sound right at first. I think that is vital to a class like this which can feel so personal and hard, that a coach really empathizes and treats you like a friend while you're working. I'd 100% recommend him and I am ever so thankful for his help!
Actress (Creds. Incl: Break Free, The Ukrainian Wife ...) – Ukraine
I've been working with Kate weekly for a month now and I'm really happy with my progress and our sessions altogether. She taught me a couple of really important tricks on how to sound more American. My main problem (not the only one, but definitely the harder to correct one) is the melody and she helped me a lot with that.
Plus I really like how she finds new ways to help me to get to the correct sound, which is really important because sometimes some of the words are more complex and harder than the other ones. And multiple different approaches definitely help to get where you want to be faster.
And maybe off the topic, but she's also a really nice person with a positive attitude, which adds to the class a fun environment.
In a nutshell, I really enjoy working with Kate and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to work on accents! Thank you!
Actor/Model - Germany
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 started to believe in my accent skills and what I'm capable of thanks to Alex’s help.
Thank you so much!
Singer/Songwriter - Argentina
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 talk to also notices the difference. I can’t recommend him enough!
Director - Boston
Isabella gave our creative team exactly the tools and techniques to make the Mexican Spanish in our show sound incredibly truthful. She has a way of inspiring confidence in all skill and experience levels, and even one of our cast who doesn’t speak Spanish sounded excellent in very few sessions. All of our sessions were held over Zoom which worked terrifically, perhaps even better than working in person. I couldn’t be more grateful for her contribution to the play and experience, and I’m fervently hoping to work with her and 21accents again!
Gracia’s audit of my American accent and the feedback video she provided, was fantastic! I enjoy playing around with the accent but had no real idea if it sounded authentic or natural in any way, so have not really had the confidence to try it in a professional context. Gracia’s assessment and brilliantly helpful hints and tips on my pronunciation of specific sounds/words has already helped my confidence tremendously and I can’t wait to work with her more in the future!
It’s been really helpful for me to think about relaxing my jaw, Gracia's notes were very clear and specific about the difference between the Spanish and the American sounds, and listening to the melody you were doing while going through the lines has given me more light about how to deliver the message… and play with the acting!
Honestly so thorough, it’s so useful to really know and understand the text like this rather than hazarding a guess! Gracia pointed out some words/phrases that I know I struggle with (little less being one of them), so I do know I need to practice those and can use the clicking techniques which really works for me! Thank you so much also for the paper audit, really useful as I can go back and look at it. ❤️
It honestly was so, so useful, also really interesting to get positive feedback too, knowing you are in the right direction!
Stephen Stallone Thomas
Actor - London
I began working with Gracia early October 2021 when I required help with refining my American accent for a really important casting I had coming up. Working with Gracia was an amazing and eye opening experience, she was able to help me develop my American accent by first thinking about character, movement, and body. Primarily her approach was placing importance on the general ‘vibe’ and feeling of what it means to Be an American in terms of culture. This really helped me, in terms of remembering that accent was only one part of the equation. I ended up auditioning and getting a recall and I have Gracia to thank for this! I would highly recommend and lovely to work with.
Actress - England
It was very different to what I imagined, but like the Meisner training I think it was invaluable in understanding myself and my voice, i.e. going back to the basics and understanding speech and my voice and body as an instrument.
I lacked confidence in my own voice so I had to work to find a place where it came naturally, not forced and this process helped me do that.
Coach Gracia's 6 Week Transformation
Talent Acquisition Partner
After 3 months of classes with Gracia, I became not just self confident in English, but self confident in general, because these are not just English classes, these are Coaching sessions. No matter what mood or attitude I brought to the class, at the end I feel better, I feel self confident and I feel that I can do anything…Gracia has her own approach and her own system of teaching English. You do not only learn the rules or vocabulary, you learn the general approach of English communication and your particular style of English communication.
Coach Gracia's Level Up Business English
It’s not the lesson. It’s not the session.
It’s like chatting with my best friend about topics that matter to both of us.
I begin to express the deepest truths of my soul with ease. Seamlessly extending my confidence, enriching my vocabulary, learning synonyms and best expressions. On many uncommon topics that I would never have learned from a classic “lesson”.
Working with Gracia is not “learning”. It is like immersing in the language. Easily, steadily but certainly making this language - my own. Thank you, Gracia
Coach Gracia's Level Up Business English