Matt

Matt

Canonbury Tutor

My name is Matt Simandl and I am an Actor, Elocution Teacher and Accent Coach teaching elocution, accent softening/accent reduction and accents/dialects.

At the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, I received acting, voice and speech training. As well as actor training, I did a great deal of accent/dialect and elocution work. In addition to my own acting work, since leaving the school in 2008, I have been coaching people in acting and accents/dialects, and passing on what I have learnt myself.

I coach actors and those wanting to get into acting. I help with audition preparation for projects in TV, Film, Theatre and Radio or for drama schools.

Each person I coach goes away from my sessions feeling more confident in their acting and accent work and indeed achieving their goals of being proficient in a new accent or their performance for any upcoming auditions.

Tutoring Experience

• Teaching numerous global accents for auditions
• Teaching actors accents through the comparison of the phonetic sounds of RP and those of the new accent they are learning and seeing how they differ.
• Ensuring the actor can produce the newly learned sounds through repetition and correction until proficient
• Working on the intonation/tune of the accent to bring the accent work to completion
• Working on audition scripts in the new accent and ensuring all sounds and intonation/tune
Worked with actors preparing for drama schools as well work for the BBC, ITV, films and West End shows

Tutoring Approach

For acting pieces/script work: working on audition pieces using the Stanislavsky method; watching each piece performed and giving feedback/redirection;

Accent work: firstly tuning into the accent via accent videos etc; breaking down the accent via work on various scripts; use of tools such as a mirror to see how to shape the mouth and where to place the tongue for various sounds; creating voice recordings the script in the new accent to further identify issues and where to correct them

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School2008ProfessionalDiploma in Professional Acting
Matt
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Subjects taught
Drama
University£50
Casual Learner£50