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Sarah Valentine

Hi, I’m Sarah, I'm an actor, casting director, agent, and accent coach. Currently I specialise in working with actors, voice actors, and others who are interested in mastering accents and dialects from around the world. But I'm not like other teachers, we're going to have a lot of fun and learning! In these accent courses you will learn unique tips and techniques to gain the skills you need to get that accent sounding just right. Rest assured that if completing a one-on-one or group course I will be there right by your side - picking out every single word and sound so that you leave feeling confident knowing that you have the accent in your tool kit for that next role. For more info on me go to or IMDB me. I sincerely hope you enjoy working with me and look forward to working with you. Kindest , Sarah

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About this course

Challenge yourself!

This course lays the foundation to make an expert out of any student. 

All pricing options:
NZD $110    AUD $100   EURO  €65 
CAD $100     USD $79    GBP £59

Settle in as I walk you through the characteristic sounds of the Standard American Accent including the pronunciation of different sounds, words, phrases, and full sentences. 

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive seven short and easy to follow video lessons conducted by me, Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach. I'll be giving you feedback along the way on the videos you upload.

Once finished, you’ll be able to continue accessing the course so you can repeat it until you have the accent just right. This course will familiarise actors and voice actors with the basics of the Standard American Accent and even help those who simply want to sound more native.

Course Breakdown

Day 1. We begin with familiarising yourself with Ruzuku and using the website to get the most out of it and then it's time for Lesson 1. You'll be learning about the Valentine Method. You won't be learning the International Phonetic Alphabet you will be doing it YOUR way.

Day 2. Straight into creating your Spark - what triggers you into your accent?

Day 3.  L's R's T's Don't get caught out on those very American sounds. Get these sounds right and you will nail this accent.

Day 4. Catch up day - finish your homework.

Day 5. Words to Practice - bringing those sounds together.

Day 6. Phrases and Words particular to the American accent - getting more complex.

Day 7.  Catch up day - finish your homework.

Day 8. Sentences to Practice - here we really get into the nitty-gritty. Time to get those words sounding really good.

Day 9. The Monologue, this is what we build towards throughout the entire course. Your big moment!

Day 10.  Let's not say Goodbye - give your feedback and options to work together further.

This course is fun and full of great learning for any actor wanting to sink their teeth into a new accent.

For further learning you can get a FREE copy of my eBook ‘Five Accents Every Actor Needs to Master’ by visiting this link:

PLEASE NOTE: This course may have previous students and current students working in it but as its an evergreen course you may or may not be working with students as you go through the lessons. Treat this course as a one on one course with me, with the possibility of working with others - if others sign up whilst you are doing the course.

All currency options
NZD $110    AUD $100   EURO  €65 
CAD $100     USD $79    GBP £59

I look forward to teaching you this accent and hope that you enjoy the course.

Sarah Valentine - 021 825 368
The Actors Accent Coach

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Testimonial  click here for more reviews

Thank you Sarah for this opportunity, I have now successfully completed the 10 day American accent course. You did an excellent job of setting it out in a fun, informative and very user-friendly format while catering to all learning styles. - Megan Daggar

Sarah is awesome at her craft, as usual. This was the third course I’ve participated in. Her videos are amazing and are an outstanding method for hearing and, in particular, viewing the spoken accent. I’ve learned so much from this course — now I’m ready to apply my lessons when needed. Good job Sarah — well done, teacher! - Tobi

I worked one to one with Sarah who went over and above with her attention to detail. I would recommend her wholeheartedly for UK accents. - Sara Wiseman