Chad O'Brien is a voice, speech and accent coach based in Melbourne, Australia. Chad has helped actors from all over the world learn American and RP accents with his one-on-one online voice course Accent Essentials. He is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.
One-on-one coaching to get what you need
Take charge of your actor development & training and get the voice, speech and accent skills you need to advance your career. Each session is tailored specifically to your needs, making sure you are ready to make the most of every audition, rehearsal and performance.
Coaching that fits into your schedule
Save time and have your coaching session from anywhere in the world. With Skype & Google Hangout coaching it's easy to schedule a session that works for you. Get the voice work you need and have more time to focus on everything else.
Clear and practical instruction
Chad is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and coaches accents using the Knight-Thompson Speechwork methodology. These practical techniques take the confusion out of voice training with clear and accessible instruction that you can apply to your work immediately.
Skype based coaching and mentoring
— Coaching Session —
Fine tune your voice or accent work with an online coaching session, allowing you more time in your rehearsal space & less time travelling to a voice session.
Make sure that your American accent is on point for your US pilot audition. Be confident that your voice will fill the space when you make your return to the stage. It's also the perfect introduction to what you can work on with a 5 Session Package.
— 5 Session Package —
Performance training uniquely tailored to develop the specific skills that you need as an actor. You can choose to work on accents and vocal techniques, audition material, monologues, scenes or characters, Shakespeare, or let Chad make suggestions for you. It is also a fantastic opportunity to develop material for your showreel.
— Accent Essentials —
Get the tools to master any accent, and learn General American or RP (British) accent.
The course is completed in three 1-hour sessions. Working one-on-one with Chad, you dive right into exploring the simple actions we use to make any and every speech sound. Once you've got that, you find out just how easy it is to learn your General American or RP accent.
After this course, you'll be able to quickly and easily master any accent!
— Mentoring —
Limited places available.
Chad works with actors one-on-one providing mentoring as they establish their place in the industry. Chad helps actors to source or write scenes for showreels, sets specific training assignments and offers advice on how best to achieve your goals as a performing artist.
Includes two Skype sessions per month with regular email contact between sessions to keep you on track. Minimum 3 month commitment.
$165 per month
(additional session $66)
"I was amazed within the first couple of sessions how quickly I was picking everything up with Chad's techniques. Chad drives and pushes you to succeed and overcome the task that you're working on at the time, as well as giving great feedback, advice and tips for when you're not in a lesson!"
- Holly Dodd, actress
"Chad has an amazing way of tuning his technique to suit your needs! Within a couple of sessions, he picked up on my way of learning and understanding and effortlessly adjusted his teaching method to approach my particular accent. He makes it fun! He will push, encourage and support you every step of the way! Thanks Chad!"
- Christina Barr, actress