Phoenix Vocals & Acting

Phoenix Vocals & Acting

4.9 (16)
6 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
14 years in business

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Beverly Hills, CA 90213
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16 Reviews

4.9

  • Aaron S.

    Hunter offers just the right mix of vocal technique, practice and useful conversational tool. You can immediately see that she is highly skilled and trained and really has a passion for the work. She is very detail oriented and lessons are well prepared and well planned with full worksheets and homework. I work in a high profile position and have to give speeches and presentations often and am very conscious of my accent so I’m looking forward to having more control over that. I really enjoy Hunter’s insights and overall approach to teaching. Highly recommend as an Accent Reduction teacher.

  • Kolby King

    Hunter is incredibly organized and she has an excellent understanding of what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to really efficiently focus the lessons. She works with you on the areas that need improvement the most and then incorporates additional skills. She is a very patient and thorough coach and I’m already noticing results after just a few lessons. I very much enjoy our sessions and would highly recommend her services.

  • Nazanin Hassanizadeh

    She's an amazing coach. She knows exactly were to focus and which exercises to give. Her method works and I've only had 4 sessions so far. She tracks my progress and truly cares with a lot of encouragement and patience.

  • B. Kreuger

    Great teacher for this! Excellent organization and is very clear. Has things well laid out and can really pick up the small problems with your accent and help you to change it quickly. Have recommended a couple of friends who really like her as well and having good success!


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For everything I teach, I have a step-by-step system in place, including support materials, that I've been using successfully with other students for years.

I always check in with students to see if there is anything specific they'd like to focus on as well, and encourage students to bring material if there is.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been working in the film and television industry for 20+ years. My career has including living and working in 8 different countries where I developed a love and appreciation for languages and cultures as well as a sharp ear for dialects.

My training began with a BA in Dramatic Arts and continues to this day with extensive, on-going training in Acting, Audition Techniques, Comedy, Voice (spoken level voice and dialects) and Voice-Overs.

I currently live in LA, working on-camera and behind the microphone. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 min - $45

45 min - $65

60 min - $80


How did you get started teaching?

There are 2 Primary types of training that I do: Acting and Voiceovers + Accent or Dialect Reduction.

Acting and Voiceovers is not just based on my own career and area of expertise, but also a true love the the craft. I love what I do and enjoy sharing that experience with others. Also, a little more than 10 years ago I realized it was increasingly difficult for me to find teachers to study with because of my own level of training and expertise in the field. At the same time I was becoming aware of just how many new actors needed solid, grounded training.

Accent Reduction is a bit of a passion for me. I have always been fascinated with languages and cultures. As part of my own vocal training, I did an extensive dive into accents and dialects – what affected voice, vocal sound, vocal posture and tone. This is all heavily influenced by tongue placement, jaw movement and signature sounds. It also become much more easy to manipulate when you are aware of this and what to do. 

The reason this continues to be a passion is because I see how much accents can change people's lives!


What types of students have you worked with?

Typically, my students, like my training, fall into 2 main groups:  Actors and Voiceover Artists, either established or new to the biz, and for Accent Reduction, successful, well-educated adults, most often working in the Medical field or Tech, who are in a position at work where they are frequently required to make presentations, and feel that clear, un-accented English (Non-Regionally Specific North American Dialect)  would be beneficial. It is! :)


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

At the time of writing this, we are still in the throws of a very crazy 2020. In California life has no where near returned to normal, but I am working with so many incredible people online. I don't know that it would have this extensive pre-covid and I've gotten to meet people not just all over the U.S., but also in Canada, Europe, and Australia. It's very cool to be so connected!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It's so important to find someone who is really right for YOU. Their teaching style needs to match your learning style. 

I have a fairly casual approach to the teaching relationship, but where the work is concerned I am very meticulous and detail oriented. For me it's also important to make things fun! You are always going to learn more if it's enjoyable!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

It's always great to be clear on what you want to get out of this - is it a hobby, personal development, do you want to work in the field, do public speaking...? And equally great to let your teacher know right away to help you both focus and get on the right track! 


Lessons offered

Accent Reduction Classes Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Spoken Word Lessons Voice Acting Classes Public Speaking Classes