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Choose a Coach below to get started on your accent journey.

An introduction to Coach Kate.

Kate Thurkle

Coach

 

Coach Kate offers private coaching in:

 

  • On-going Sessions for Beginners ~ Perfect for strong English speakers who seek to improve their understandability and grammar. 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.
     

  • Audition and Speech Coaching ~ Need 1-4 sessions for a quick audition or speech? Click on Book Your Coach below to select a time from our calendar.  (Recommended: average time for mastering an accent for a scene is 3 sessions)
     

 

Coach Kate also offers lessons in:

 

 

Kate Thurkle is an actress, singer, writer, and voice coach. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Kate moved to the United States to further her academic studies in Acting and Performance at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Now a graduate, Kate is dedicated to sharing her passion for voice work and dialect training as she herself loves how the 21Accents’ teaching method can allow you to reveal your inner potential to be a multi-faceted individual.

 

Receiving her ATCL, and beginning her LTCL, in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London plus months of working with Amy, Kate has dedicated her time to honing her vocal apparatus and refining her Standard American accent to be able to not only use it in her acting career but also teach it. Pushing everyone around her to succeed, no matter where they are in life, Kate is ecstatic about joining the 21Accents’ team to help students grow into the beautiful people they always knew they were.

** ALL STUDENTS receive a FREE VIDEO of each session, to review on any device **

* For first-time Students, the class will be held via Google Hangouts. 

Gail Shelley

Coach

Coach Gail offers private coaching in:

 

  • On-going Sessions for Beginners ~ Perfect for strong English speakers who seek to improve their understandability and grammar. 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.
     

  • Group Sessions ~ If you prefer a group environment then you may choose to work with up to two other students at a discounted rate.


 

Coach Gail also offers lessons in:

 

Gail also offers a free group class each Thursday at 2:00 PM CT for her registered students.  This is a conversational class.

 

Gail Shelley earned her Master of Arts degree in teaching and her Master of Business Administration degree from Kaplan University.  With over 20 years business and English teaching experience in the classroom and 5 years of experience online, Gail has taught adults and children from all over the globe - from teaching young students how to read to helping adults prepare business lectures and reports.
 
"I am here to make you look good," she often says, "Being able to communicate with a clear American accent builds confidence and leads to greater success in the future. Everyone learns a little differently," Gail says, "That's why I love my job. It's challenging and rewarding too. My greatest joy is watching my students grow and become successful in life."

** ALL STUDENTS receive a FREE VIDEO of each session, to review on any device **

* For first-time Students, the class will be held via Google Hangouts.