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General American Dialect Workshop

Phyllis Cohen, Dialect Coach

Phyllis Cohen had a successful career as a performer working in both English and French. As a singer/actor, she starred in a cross-country tour as Edith Piaf, eventually winning the Hollywood DramaLogue Critics’ Award in Los Angeles for outstanding achievement in theatre.

On her return to Toronto, she worked as a singing coach and wrote music for theatre, films and radio. She also taught singing for actors at York University for nine years.

Now Phyllis focuses her energy on accent management and dialect coaching. A student of American Master Voice/Dialect Coach Erik Singer and Knight-Thompson Speechwork, she teaches non-native and native speakers of English the General American Accent and other dialects for Film and TV. She is one of Toronto’s most sought-after dialect coaches.

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