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FaradjVaziri (Switzerland)

Faradj Vaziri (Switzerland)

Effective, fun, and definitely more unique than what I had before. The fact that Kelly takes time for the assessment was GREAT!!! Now I know where to focus, what to study and how to improve.

VangeTapia (Mexico)

Vange Tapia (Mexico)

Kelly really made me realize that is not about losing my accent but adding one to my repertoire and not necessarily having a perfect American accent but having an American rhythm and an understandable accent. I also love the flexibility of using FB, Skype, the phone…

Kayako Takatsuna (Japan)

Kayako Takatsuna (Japan)

Kelly’s approach is so unique, original, very organized, clear, and understandable. The progress I made far exceeded my expectations and I feel my listening skills are also better than before.

Now I can have fun talking to new people instead of feeling nervous. I’m seriously preparing for castings now and know specifically what I should do. My energy changed from negative to positive. Thanks Kelly!

Jorge Blass (Spain)

Jorge Blass (Spain)

Kelly’s way of working is amazing. She goes right to the point. I felt my progress in every single class. So effective and very professional. I can be understood much better than before now that I know some very important tips that make the difference between a good and a bad English speaker. While in LA, I met some Spanish friends who have lived and worked in the US for many years, and they still don’t know these tips, possibly because no one has told them. All the assignments were very interesting, taken from the real world, real problems you might have in your profession. Kelly teaches you very important rules and tips with your language and you get ready to handle them – easy and fast.

Gregory Brannon (Texas)

Gregory Brannon (Texas)

The training was life changing for me. I learned so much; how to speak and breathe better. The assignments were very helpful, too. I know how to speak correctly now which will help me throughout my career.

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Caroline Langford (England)

“Kelly’s approach is extremely unique. Where other teachers failed, she succeeded.
As much as I am someone who ‘hates’ homework, I found the exercises to be highly effective.
This training more than met my expectations – Ihave the confidence to audition as an American.”

Guadalupe Yepes (Argentina)

Guadalupe Yepes (Argentina)

“I am more aware of the sounds when I talk. People have noticed my accent is more subtle. I like the level of technicality and the coaching method.”

Marina Bakica (Argentina)

Marina Bakica (Argentina)

“Kelly’s way of working is very creative and tailored for actors. She contemplates their needs, fears, and strengths. She motivates and encourages you a lot. Now I hear myself and others. I’m aware of my way of talking and connect more with my breathing.”

Pablo Godoy (Argentina)

Pablo Godoy (Argentina)

“I’m aware of how to communicate my intentions in an American way. Kelly’s technique is perfect for actors and very focused on career goals so it’s easy to see results. Her energy and charisma make accent reduction a really fun and positive experience.”

Lesley (Belgium)

Lesley (Belgium)

“This is a course not to be missed. Kelly has the sensitivity and expertise that makes it exciting to learn how the English language works.”

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Lynnette Gaza (Australia)

“I feel if I had an assignment calling for a US accent, I could do it. I’m much more aware of my method of speaking.”

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Renae Plant (Australia)

“I love the character approach, I love that the class was not ‘listen and repeat,’ and I love it when I hear ‘I thought you were from here’. Kelly is a real confidence-builder who taught me to be comfortable in an American voice. Now it’s up to me to be conscious of when I need to use it.”

Van Brown (The Bahamas)

Van Brown (The Bahamas)

“The assignments are great. I love doing them because they take me where I need to go. Kelly makes you want to push yourself further than you’ve ever been before. For that I am thankful.”

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Stephanie Cheeva (Bulgaria)

“On top of Kelly’s extraordinary professionalism beams a personality whose zeal and positive energy transfers to her students. She coaches with heart and soul and that’s what makes miracles happen.”

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Paola Salazar (Colombia)

“It’s amazing how much more secure I feel and professional I sound when I have to speak English to interact with others. I think Kelly’s character-study approach offers the best way to completely understand American culture which made it so much easier for me to learn the dialect.”

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Alex Cochise (Brasil)

“I love the method more fun and more informative than my prior experiences with speech class. Kelly knows her stuff.”

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Felipe Folgosi (Brasil)

“Very direct and very good training based on a psychological understanding of the resistance to developing a new ‘voice. ‘ I can hear sounds and read my lines knowing how a native ‘reads’.”

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Aleksandra Morgan (Croatia)

“Incomparable! I’ve come to realize that there are worlds apart between a good coach and a coach who lives it. This is magic!”

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Nian Aster (England)

“Character work is a fun and helpful approach; I’ve learned a lot very fast. Kelly is a wonderful, deeply skilled coach.”

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Craig Young (England)

“I can confidently use my American voice in castings now. I’m not trying to fool anyone. I’m just in character. I find Kelly clear, precise & direct she has the amazing ability to make you feel incredibly comfortable.”

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Hal Ozan (England)

“When I audition in an American accent and the producers refuse to believe I’m British, I know I’ve gotten exceptional coaching. Rather than hammering away at ‘listen & repeat’ exercises, I have learned how to make the physical and conceptual paradigm shifts into thinking and acting and speaking as an American.”

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Sabra Williams (England)

“The approach is so well thought out and backed up by so much knowledge. I suggest that anyone needing dialect work go to Kelly. In 6 weeks, I’ve gone from ‘accent needs work’ to being able to pass as an American. You can’t get better than that.”

Sue Duerden (England)

Sue Duerden (England)

“I feel like I’ve found my American voice and am comfortable using it.
Great teaching method and encouraging atmosphere. I’m not shy anymore. I speak with confidence.”

Liisa Mannerkoski (Finland)

Liisa Mannerkoski (Finland)

“I learned to love being an American speaker. I believe in my language more and I got real results. With such a supportive and encouraging teaching method, there is pretty much nothing I couldn’t learn.”

Charles Fathy (France)

Charles Fathy (France)

“From an actor’s point of view, character development is helpful because it’s based on life experience. My progress is tremendously visible.”

Jean Marie Cabri (France)

Jean Michel Richaud (France)

”Kelly has a very personable and structured approach to her teaching. The structure to Kelly’s approach (lacking in all of my previous coaches) is very motivating for me since it gives specific goals. The atmosphere of the class is very relaxed but most important very safe for the actor. Despite being extremely professional, she has a very good sense of humor. She really makes you want to work at it and succeed. She is by far the best voice coach I’ve had.”

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Jean Marie Cabris (France)

“Very alive and user-friendly! I developed confidence and awareness of my speech. Kelly offers an incredible structure to her work yet it’s never boring.”

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Atossa Leone (Germany)

“I’m more self-confident and more aware of other actors’ use of voice.”

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Jerry Kornher (Germany)

“Very demanding when it comes to homework. The methodology promotes fast progress.

Samuel Castro (Guatemala)

Samuel Castro (Guatemala)

“I feel more confident in every situation because of the skills I developed. I’ve had an awesome time studying with Kelly who’s so real and her technique is great.”

Susanna Urzsuly (Hungary)

Susanna Urzsuly (Hungary)

“I can feel it; I’m making a breakthrough!”

Maya Ruben (Israel)

Maya Ruben (Israel)

“Kelly’s classes are direct, efficient, and to-the-point. I know more about my speech now and can audition with confidence.”

Mauro Lanini (Italy)

Mauro Lanini (Italy)

“Kelly’s technique, method, ability, and skill is full of creativity. When you study with her, one way or another, she’s going to have you learn and loving it. Although I need more time to achieve an American accent, now I know exactly what and how to do it.”

Marwan Ghazali (Lebanon)

Marwan Ghazali (Lebanon)

“At Reel English, I was encouraged to find my voice, not told how to speak.”

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Adriana Fricke (Mexico)

“I want to be the best and now I can use standard American pronunciation, rhythm and tones when I need it to achieve my goals. The handouts were excellent.”

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Gabriel Romero (Mexico)

“This program is for people who are tired of hearing ‘You have an accent. Where are you from?’. Working with Kelly was great. Her classes were fun and filled with detailed information on how to achieve a neutral English accent. She gave special attention to my particular needs as a Spanish speaker, and in six weeks I was working on achieving my career goals - speaking like a true Gringo!”

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John Rivera (Mexico)

“The approach is linear and pragmatic I loved it! I developed a muscularity and an awareness that I’ve never had, and I can relax a lot more when I speak.”

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Kate Del Castillo (Mexico)

“My progress was amazing! My American accent is great and I can use it to talk to anybody whenever I want to. Kelly is easygoing, makes you feel comfortable, confident, and work really hard.”

Patricia Manterola (Mexico)

Patricia Manterola (Mexico)

“I took one of Kelly’s classes at UCLA in 1997, and she’s been coaching me privately ever since. Her program is great! Easy to follow, fun, and she really knows how to help.”

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David Adefeso (Nigeria)

“I learned the speech patterns and developed the confidence I needed to achieve my goals in six week! Instead of endless pronunciation exercises, Kelly focused specifically on improving my performance as an actor.”

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Sammi Rotibi (Nigeria)

“I like the technique because it’s about gaining an accent - being able to turn it on or off as needed and still staying real to your true identity. The assignments are very very helpful and catered to your individual needs.”

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Theresa Healey (New Zealand)

“Extremely professional and effective. Character work has helped me to access the dialect and makes me feel confident when acting, speaking and being American. I have developed the ability to slip into dialect when I want to!”

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Jesus Nebot (Spain)

“Kelly is way more methodical than any other accent coach I’ve ever had and I’ve been able to correct mistakes in my pronunciation that I wasn’t aware of because no one else had been able to pinpoint them.”

Petra Areskoug (Sweden)

Petra Areskoug (Sweden)

“This technique works. Instead of just sitting and pronouncing words, creating a character ma k e s sense and it’s fun. I learned how to use American melody to express myself in a different way so people can understand me. Kelly is a very giving teacher.”

Staas Yudenko (Ukraine)

Staas Yudenko (Ukraine)

“I get more and more surprised when people don’t believe I’m from Ukraine. I’m more confident. I’m very much more aware of my and other people’s pitch, speech patterns, and vocal color.”

Debra Taylor (Georgia)

Debra Taylor (Georgia)

“You’d never know I’m from the South! Kelly is amazing and her approach exceeded my expectations. It perfectly combined my goals, personality”

Melinda Allen (Kentucky)

Melinda Allen (Kentucky)

“Much more fun, less stiff and better qualified than other coaches I’ve had. I get quite a few comments from people who’ve know me for a while as a Southern Bell.”

Maurice Moore (North Carolina)

Maurice Moore (North Carolina)

“Kelly is a sensational coach. Compared to other classes, there’s a more direct and energetic vibe: it’s straight to the point, no messing around but at the same time fun. I have learned confidence and how to accurately get a point across. I’ve made superior progress and want to practice and practice to learn more!

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Maria (New York)

“I learned so much more than just a new dialect and saw such a tremendous difference from the beginning to the end. I now feel confident about using my non-regional voice and what’s more – with the changes we made in terms of my vocal energy and pace – I can be understood! Kelly is wonderful, hysterically funny. Thank you truly!”

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Gina Maxwell (Tennessee)

“I think Kelly is wonderful, brilliant and fair. I left every class pumped up and with a ‘can-do’ positive attitude. The progress I made and feel is tangible, the concepts are easy to grasp and the approach is direct, honest, matter-of-fact and immediate.”

Gabriel (Venezuela)

Gabriel Gonsalves (Venezuela)

“Kelly is professional, I mean professional she really knows her stuff. Working one on one really worked for me. I gained an unusual awareness of my communication tools and how to use them.”

Jaron Scott (Holland)

Jaron Scott (Holland)

“Kelly’s approach is very practical and industry specific. I know what I need to do every day to represent myself as an American. Not only in speech, but also in my attitude. I learned a lot about how to market myself. There were so many assignments, I felt I was learning a whole new language! The whole character idea worked for me.”

Eulia Siegelin (Belarus)

Eulia Siegelin (Belarus)

“Incredible! Very understandable. What seemed so hard, with your help, became ‘nice and easy’! Kelly, you’re doing amazing work! I only wish that every teacher I meet can give me half of what you have given me. Using American rhythm, I can finally match my body language with who I really am. My pronunciation got so much better. I gained a lot more confidence.”

Joe Gerety (Pennsylvania)

Joe Gerety (Pennsylvania)

“During my 10 years as a professional actor, no other voice coach has ever come close to helping me hone so many skills in such an easy and understandable format as Kelly Reiter has done. She is very specific, knows the world of acting inside out, and gives 110% to all her students going well beyond the normal call of duty. I improved my speech, interview skills, self-confidence and professionalism – the best money I’ve spent since arriving in L.A.”

Rena Owen (New Zealand)

Rena Owen (New Zealand)

“Kelly’s approach is practical and produces results. In a fun, loving, and effective way, she removes your fears and replaces them with confidence, inspiring you to succeed.”

Cintia Gloier (Brazil)

Cintia Gloier (Brazil)

“I feel a lot more confident with my English after working with Kelly. I’ve discovered different voices that I did not know I had. Kelly is a great career advisor who works with you in things that matter to you as an actor: agent meetings, auditions and even your resume and cover letter. I highly recommend her.”

Alan Alessandro (Mexico)

Alan Alessandro (Mexico)

“Now I have the ability to read material with a Standard American voice which has given me more confidence when it comes to communicating.”

Mickey Stanislavsky  (Ukraine)

Mickey Stanislavsky (Ukraine)

“I dig Kelly’s approach! Warm and fuzzy but also intense and focused. Although homework is always a chore for me, you made it involving and interesting. I was impressed with the difference between the beginning and my final tapes. I’ve got a pretty good shot at American parts now. Thanks for the results!”

Christoph Dostal (Austria)

Christoph Dostal (Austria)

“Kelly knows what an actor needs. She truly understands our profession, our fears our barriers, what is expected from us and she has the recipes to overcome those obstacles. She doesn’t make one feel like a parrot – repeating the same boring exercises year in year out never quite reaching perfection. She reveals a shortcut and focuses on what is needed here and now.
Two minutes into my first agent meeting, I was told: ‘You don’t really have an accent, that’s good!’ Now I believe I can play American parts. Extremely practical, saving time, energy, and money, too. Thank you Kelly!”

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