Phoenix Personal Coaching

Phoenix Personal Coaching

5.0 (2)
2 employees
12 years in business

About this pro

I love to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. I have been coaching actors since 2008 and have a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work that stands out to casting directors & agents and to make self-tapes that shine above the rest.

I have spent more than 20 years working in the entertainment industry in 8 countries. This includes modeling, commercials & print work in Athens & Istanbul, acting in Toronto & London, UK, and even screen writing, before diving into the big market of Los Angeles that I now call home.

With 10 years of vocal training (primarily spoken level voice & breath work for actors) voiceovers has also been a big part of my career, recording voices on more than 400 projects to date.

My love for the craft brought me to study in NYC with legendary acting coach Uta Hagen: a process that transformed my approach and led to such roles as Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire and Karen in David Mamet's iconic Hollywood satire, Speed The Plow. I have also appeared on screen in The Bandit Hound II with Lou Ferrigno, Paul Sorvino & Catherine Bell & on TV in Mutant X, Doc, Singles Court, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and has hosted for HGTV. Currently I'm voicing 5 characters (English language dubbing) on the mega hit TV series Babylon Berlin and shooting a sitcom pilot! How fun is that?!

I love seeing the change it makes in people's lives! This is work that I am passionate about and it brings me so much joy and satisfaction that it's wonderful to be able to share that!

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Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Ilyas A

    Hunter is a great teacher. She is really good at catching even barely noticeable pronunciation issues. She gives clear instructions on how to fix them. She is very knowledgeable about other countries and cultures which makes it easy for her to understand one’s accent. Thanks to her acting experience, she knows a lot of drills for relaxing the jaw and making your voice sounds more clear and crisp. It’s a pleasure working with Hunter and I am looking forward to continuing our sessions. I would definitely recommend Hunter to anyone who wants to improve their American English pronunciation.

  • Mohan J.

    Very good and detail oriented teacher. She can pick up the slightest little mistakes in the way you pronounce things and the way you speak and tell you how to correct them on the spot. Now I know how to move my mouth differently to make different sounds for the same word. Have been doing session twice a week for 4 months and my accent is completely gone! I thought it was going to take years. So happy and glad I met Hunter! Easy to work with and very encouraging.



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FAQs


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.


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

I have a BA in Dramatic Arts and extensive on-going training in Acting, Voice (spoken level voice and dialects) and Voice-Overs for 20+ years


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

30 min - $40

60 min - $70


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching a little more than 10 years ago when 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.


What types of students have you worked with?

Typically, my students are successful, well-educated adults who have decided to take classes or seek advice as a means of personal improvement or professional development.

With regards to Accent Reduction, most often they 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.


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