EXPERIENCED. SUPPORTIVE. REGISTERED.
Who am I?
I'm Jack Wallace, and I'm dialect coach based in Los Angeles, originally from the UK. I work with working actors and business professionals all over the world via web meetings and in person.
Why do I teach accents?
I was born and raised in Warwickshire, to a Northern Irish mother which piqued my interest in accents from an early age and led me to study them formally. I hold a BA in Drama and Ethnomusicology from Queen's University Belfast and an MA in Professional Voice Practice from Birmingham School of Acting.
What does being a "registered" coach mean?
As a registered dialect coach with DialectCoaches.com, I have completed their extensive vetting process. This accolade gives you peace of mind that I have skills and qualifications to be a professional dialect coach.
What is a session like?
I coach the majority of my clients via web meetings. Sessions typically last one hour and we will likely use several different techniques.
From your own voice, I am able to pinpoint the exact sounds that need to be honed to achieve your target accent.
Although I like to focus on specifics to get an accurate version of an accent, I always encourage a sense of play in the sessions to help your accent sound more natural.
When should I hire a coach?
Most actors hire dialect coaches when they have an audition coming up, have booked a role or when they want to make themselves more marketable.