Hey, you -- want to stand out with authentic embodied accents?

Slow down, do less, be more

The Art of Accents

Are you an actor looking to expand your range and versatility? Do you struggle with accents and dialects? Look no further! Our 8-week embodied accent course using Knight Thompson Speechwork® is the solution you've been looking for.

yes, I want to master my accents

This is an 8-week acccent programme with two of the world's leading voice, accent and acting coaches, Helena Walsh and Ryan O' Shea. 


Here's what to expect:

  • Our 8-week embodied accent course using Knight Thompson Speechwork is the ultimate game-changer for your career.
  • Throughout the course, you will learn how to:

    • Analyze and break down the sounds and rhythms of different accents and dialects
    • Use your body and breath to create a precise and authentic accent
    • Overcome any challenges you may be facing with accents and dialects
    • Apply the accent to a wide range of characters and styles
  • We're not just gonna teach you to repeat after us, we're gonna teach you how to own that accent, make it your own and make it sound believable. We're talking about sweating, laughing and speaking like a pro in no time. Our experienced instructors will be there to guide you every step of the way, giving you personalized feedback and coaching. No more stage fright, no more accent struggles, just pure acting magic.
  • We've got the secret sauce to make you sound like a native speaker of American English or Standard British, and it's called Knight Thompson Speechwork. This ain't your grandma's accent class, we're gonna teach you how to use your body and voice to create the perfect accent and make it sound like it's your first language.
  • Our course is taught in a supportive and inclusive environment, and actors of all skill levels are welcome to join. So, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, our embodied accent course using Knight Thompson Speechwork is the perfect opportunity to take your acting career to the next level.

    Don't wait any longer, sign up for our 8-week embodied accent course using Knight Thompson Speechwork today and get ready to dominate the acting scene with your new accent skills. Let's make accents your superpower!


You're going to



Accent masterclasses 

During your accent coaching sessions with Ryan, you'll the tools and techniques to really drill down into the specifics of the accent so that you can sound like a proper native

Recordings of classes

You will also have access to our art of accents app for the duration of the course so that you can rewatch the classes and practice the skills on the go

Acting Coaching

Two acting masterclasses with Helena Walsh to really integrate the accent and make you sound authentic

ACCESS The art of accents
Sign Me Up Now ➡

And just who will be teaching you The Art of Accents?

Me! I'm Ryan O' Shea


Ryan O’Shea is a Los Angeles based voice, accent, and communication coach. She has a background in acting, and is a certified coach of Fitzmaurice Voicework, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and Organic Intelligence. Ryan has worked with everyone from actors to professional athletes to executives and everyone in between on voice, accents, on-camera presence, social anxiety, and the intersections in between. 

Read more about Ryan

"Her work is extraordinary"

"Helena assisted me in opening up doors to my character’s history & helped to unlock elements to their story. Her work is extraordinary and drives you to build a world around your character through narrative and imagination. Her help and support is like no other. Highly recommend working with this master craftswoman.." 


And just who will be teaching you The art of accents?

Me! I'm Helena Walsh

Voice & Acting Coach | Human Empowerment & Resiliency Organic Intelligence® Consultant.

For over 25 years, I have been transforming personal and collective lives, firstly as a voice and acting coach, a leader and director in international organisations, and more recently, as an entrepreneur, business woman and human empowerment and resiliency coach in the international arts world.  My work supports my clients to break through personal and organisational obstacles that seem to be holding them back in their personal and professional lives.

My programmes and workshops are one of a kind, encouraging collective transformation and empowering interpersonal relationships within your team so that they may become more co-creative, innovative and inspired.  

I design human empowerment and resiliency programmes for the corporate world and have worked with start-ups and corporations including Google, LinkedIn, AIB, Facebook, Henry J Lyons and many more. 

I've been working with Helena since we met in acting school a number of years ago.  She's like a wizard that can see and bring out things in you that you might never thought possible without her.  Helena has genuinely helped me be a better, happier and more balanced actor and human.  Couldn't recommend her and the team enough 

Jason Daly

Working with Helena was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  It has transformed my approach to acting, and since working with her I've seen huge self-growth - both as an actor and on a personal level.  I'm excited to continue working with Helena and to see where her work and support takes me next.  

Aine Flanagan

Helena’s teachings and support will guide you through a journey of discovery and exploration of the humanity in not only you as the artist, but also in you as yourself. You’ll feel more empowered and fearless as she brings light into the unknown ahead of your artistry’s journey. I’ve been studying with her for a while and all I can say now is that, reading a script, working on character and telling stories have become so nuanced, so humane and magical. So, I can’t recommend her enough. She’s a badass coach and human being!.

Matheus Tonon

The most brilliantly adaptive acting training imaginable, one of the greats.

Justin Ensor

The art of accents

Choose the accent that you would like to work on

Standard British
General American

Still Got Questions?


In practice, we open space for story to happen. 

Being in story requires experiencing it, which is very different to analysing it.  For stories to emerge imbued with complexity, you need to offer your body the initial conditions of safety and pleasure - so then you can risk and discover and surrender to the unknown.  Trusting your embodied imagination reveals the story to you - so you and the audience are constantly surprised.  We practice until it happens.