With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll breeze through the vowel and consonant changes needed to speak with the cadences of Matt Damon, Katherine Hepburn or a Kennedy, evoking images of either Irish pub crawls or Ivy League bow ties. Fully supported by a series of free YouTube videos, Learn a Wicked Awesome Boston Accent is the perfect tool for adding Boston to your repertoire of dialects.
Learning an accent? Lots of fun. Trying to figure it out without a decent handbook? Not so much. My years as an instructor of accent reduction gave me perspective on dialects. Their secrets began to reveal themselves. Teaching 'Dialect Training for Actors' in the Los Angeles City College system since 1996 has been a unique, unexpected detour. I've been blessed with the chance to help countless actors pull off a wide spectrum of accents. Seeing their faces when it all comes together is like drawing a winning lottery ticket. I've also been fortunate to perform with dialects myself, most notably on two of J.J. Abrams' television shows, 'Alias' and 'Undercovers.'