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American Accent Master Class


American Accent Master Class 

An eight week American Accent Master Class for Working Professional Actors 

Teacher: Linda Nicholls-Gidley

The HubStudio is very pleased to have the amazing Linda Nicholls-Gidley return to the HubStudio for 2018. Linda is one of the country’s best and most experienced dialect coaches. This practical eight week voice series will help you master a General American accent for the stage and film, directly upskilling you for your next audition or role.

 “The hard work of the actors and the perseverance of their voice and dialect coach, Linda Nicholls-Gidley have paid off: not a syllable is discernibly Australian and each character has their own background accent.”

A maximum of 12 students will work with Linda in this intensive and is designed to enhance and develop your embodiment of the Generic American Dialect. Participants should have a good understanding of dialect work.

Learn the default placement of the dialect, using a variety of methods you will explore the muscular setting needed to create an embodied Generic American Dialect. Learn a system that allows you to identify sound changes and problem areas with ease and assists with sound substitution. You will revise and expand your phonetic knowledge. Furthermore, you will learn how resonance can assist you to create character detail and give you access to different styles of Generic American. These skills will then be applied to monologues and scenes.

About Linda Nicholls-Gidley

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Linda is a voice and dialect coach with over 15 year’s experience, teaching across many of the nation’s drama schools in addition to having a strong corporate training profile, including presentation skills for Channel 9, 10, the ABC, SBS and Fairfax Digital. Linda has just been appointed dialect coach for ‘Mary – The Making of a Princess’, the story of Mary Donaldson and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, which begins shooting mid-July. Recent productions include: Legends – Australian Tour, Dirty Dancing – The Musical and The Rocky Horror Show 2015 for Gordon Frost; The House of Ramon Iglesia for Mophead; Deathtrap and Constellations for Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Stop Kiss at ATYP, The God of Hell at the Old Fitz, On the Shore of the Wide World at Griffin, The Rocky Horror Show Australian Tour 2014 for Gordon Frost, the World Tour of Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon – Arena Spectacular, the Australian Tour of Annie – The Musical, starring Anthony Warlow, the Sydney and Brisbane productions of 4000 Miles for Catnip/MopHead, Pantsguys’ award winning production of Punk Rock, and for Opera Australia The Merry Widow. She is a current member of the fulltime staff at NIDA where she has coached productions including Vale, Not Who I Was, A Dream Play, The Wolf in the River, The Light in the Piazza, Choreography, In The Blood, The False Servant, Osama the Hero, A Lie of The Mind, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Rookery Nook, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Threesome.

Summer Series Session Details

What: 6 x Tuesday evenings & 2 x Thursday evenings

Dates: 30th Jan – 6th March, 2018

Where: 18 City Rd Chippendale

When: 7pm – 10pm

Students12-14 Maximum

Cost: $520.00 incl GST  (10% off for members)

Session Details


How to Apply

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course.

For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

Course Application Form

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18 City Rd Chippendale, NSW 2008
Main: (02) 9212 0522