"Jack is a stellar Dialect Coach. He assisted my one woman show since its inception. The show required over 8 dialects that were all unfamiliar to me and coaching with Jack really gave me the confidence to perform out of my comfort zone with this production."
DANIELLE PINNOCK, ACTOR (YOUNG SHELDON, GET SHORTY, THIS IS US)
"Working with Jack has improved my accent work tenfold. His approach is super friendly, informative and fun. I’m not somebody who has ever enjoyed working on my accents but Jack has made it so enjoyable and I’ve improved so quickly with him that I really look forward to our sessions. He helped me master my American accent and I’m about to work on my Middle Eastern accent with him for a movie. He really knows his stuff and how to bring out the best in you. I cannot recommend him highly enough... though a part of me wants to keep him a secret so I can have his coaching all to myself!!!"
SAIF AL-WARITH, ACTOR (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION, THE RED TENT, BULLETPROOF, KRYPTON)
Dialects- They can be scary! And for me, quite vulnerable. There is something about taking on a new sound- much like a language that makes you feel like a child learning to walk again. I have tried multiple coaches- LIKE MANY!- paid ridiculous prices for "industry professionals" and no results. They couldn't understand my sound and thus could not teach me another.
Jack in one lesson not only grasped my sound but also figured out what physical things I needed to do with my mouth to shift the sounds to an American dialect. His attention to detail is unparalleled. And yes it is still vulnerable but Jack's demeanor of not taking himself too seriously makes the feeling of feeling silly more comfortable. His exercises are playful, fun but most importantly PRACTICAL. You learn outside of his class because he gives you tools to continue your learning. This is the mark of an outstanding teacher, one who empowers you to learn beyond their classroom. I would recommend Jack to anyone in a heart beat. I am feeling way more confident about my general American dialect and look forward to polishing a few more dialects with him!
KEMIYONDO COUTINHO, ACTOR, DIRECTOR, ARTREPENEUR (KYENVU)
“Jack is an incredibly gifted voice instructor. He really understands the mechanics of the voice and how sound is created; I was very impressed by his ability to pick up on the details and help you perfect your speech. He assisted me in profound way when I was working on a Japanese dialect for a production, particularly when it came to understanding the musicality and range of that dialect (with which I had struggled to master for quite some time). With his coaching, I was able to perform the Japanese dialect so well that an audience member asked me if I had ever lived in Japan! If you want to learn how to do a dialect, Jack is definitely your man for the job!”
KARISSA MURRELL MYERS, ACTOR (CHICAGO MED)
“Jack's positive approach and ability to work out of the box—frequently crossing disciplines—make him truly extraordinary as a teacher and coach.”
JOAN MELTON, PHD, ADVS, VOICE/MOVEMENT SPECIALIST AND AUTHOR OF DANCING WITH VOICE (2015)
“I had the privilege to work with Jack as a voice and text coach on multiple immersive Shakespeare productions. Jack not only worked with the cast on understanding the meaning of text but also talked to the cast about character’s motivation and inner life. When working in immersive theatre, hearing text is always a challenge as you are performing in a space not necessarily intended for performance. Jack taught the cast how they could use the architecture of the space to help their voice carry. With Jack you are getting a collaborator with multiple levels of expertise who brings a sense of joy to the work.”
JANET HOWE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF (RE)DISCOVER THEATRE.
“Jack is a fantastic dialect coach! The actors loved working with him because he is patient, takes his time to break things down and will do what the actors need. He is also a great collaborator and everyone enjoyed having him on the production team. We will definitely be working with him again, and I would recommend him whether you need private coachings or group sessions. He is flexible and will form a plan that best fits your company's needs.”