Hey, you -- want remain solid in your acting,
even when you have an accent?

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 7-session embodied accent course using Knight Thompson Speechwork¬ģ is the solution you've been looking for.


May 6th to June 15th 2024 (Online)

June 17th to July 27th 2024 (Online) 

yes, I want to master my accents

This is a 7-week accent 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 7-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 find flow and ease and remain solid in your acting, even in your accent. ¬†Our experienced teachers 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 7-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!


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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 Workshop

4-hour workshop with Helena Walsh to really integrate the accent and make you sound authentic

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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. 

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"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¬ģ Consultant.

For over 30 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 would highly recommend it!! Hugely freeing as an actor and makes the accent part of you rather than something imposed!

I was very impressed with the course and how each class was structured! Good practice was emphasized by the daily warm up (which I am using every day) which led into the vocal work.

My eyes were opened to the importance of grasping the physical aspect of the accent ( I would have gone down the route of imposing the musical aspect with great difficulty) and the importance of opening up the vowels into space which in turns opens everything up i.e. emotions and thoughts. I have been astonished this week at home how much more natural and at ease I am with the accent and the piece. This course has made a huge difference to my work and this is before any rehearsal with the director!  A great course led by an expert in her field! I would highly recommend it to anyone who respects their craft.

Maeve O’Donovan

Helena is a really great teacher and is very skilled at imparting the key points on how to create a General American accent.  Within an hour of this workshop, all of us were using the physicality tips she taught us to successfully produce the 'right' sound.  As the hours went by and we became more adept at producing the Gen Am short and long vowel sounds, everyone continued to improve and it all became much more natural and easy.  I'd definitely recommend a workshop with Helena.

Aileen Downey

I really found Helena’s character voice for animation classes inspiring and helpful to me, not just as a voice artist, but as an actress too. I loved how everyone in the class could comment and give feedback to each other in an honest and positive manner. 

I can’t wait to put these techniques into practice and I plan to be back with Helena to get some more lessons soon. We can never stop learning!

Thank you Helena!

Helen Debois
Actress & Voice Artist

"Helena, thank you so much for last week's Speaking With Clarity Online Workshop.  I thoroughly enjoyed the week and have continued to bring the skills that you taught us into my daily life.  It was more than just speaking with clarity that I took from the workshop, more of a lifestyle change!  I have learnt to relax before I talk at work and at home and have managed to slow down my speech with the use of the techniques that you gave me. 

I will definitely be enrolling in other online workshops with you.  Thank you so much, I’d 100% recommended for ANYONE to do this course!"

Lisa Qwik
Events Specialist

The General American Course was an enjoyable one where I learned a lot. Identifying and noting physicality associated with different sounds with the accent was really helpful. Each class focused on a different aspect in minute detail. The course was very comprehensive. 

Daniel McNamara

The art of accents

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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.