General American Accent for Native English Speakers

Canadian actors sometimes lose out on American films because their accents sound “too Canadian.” A General American accent that’s non-region specific can be learned. We work on identifying and incorporating the sounds that distinguish the General Canadian Accent from the General American Accent, as well as identifying distinctly American pronunciations of vocabulary and different cultural references.

Non-native English Speakers

For non-native English speaking actors, all of the above apply, along with accent management challenges arising from the mother tongue and intense focus on English rhythm — so important in finding the General American sound.