Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Six Steps to a Stronger Voice!

    • A message from Julie

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Voice vs. Speech

    • Voice vs. Speech

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    Chapter 2: The Voice Subsystems

    • The Basics of Voice Production: The Voice Subsystems

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Vocal Warm ups

    • The Basics of Voice Production: Vocal Warm ups

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Respiratory Exercises

    • The Basics of Voice Production: Respiratory Exercises

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    Chapter 5: Resonatory Exercises

    • The Basics of Voice Production: Resonatory Exercises

    • Test your learning

  • 7

    Chapter 6: Phonatory Exercises

    • The Basics of Voice Production: Phonatory Exercises

    • Test your learning

  • 8

    Chapter 7: Articulatory Exercises

    • The Basics of Voice Production: Articulatory Exercises

    • Test your learning

  • 9

    Next Steps...

    • Congrats! Here are some awesome resources :)

    • Before you go...

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Six Steps to a Stronger Voice

Course details

What will I learn? 

You'll learn how the voice is made in the body, starting with the lungs and ending with the lips! Then you'll strengthen each vocal body system with guided exercises specific to each system. You'll also learn how to incorporate these vocal exercises into your everyday routine through vocal warm ups.


Who should take this course? 

Anyone who uses their voice will benefit from this course! From professional voice users (teachers, CEOs, performers, actors) to typical, everyday voice users (students, working professionals, homemakers) - anyone who wants to improve the sound of their voice should take this course!


Why is it important to learn about the voice? 

We use our voices every day to communicate our thoughts, emotions, and motivations. Yet for many of us, the inner workings of the voice remain a complete mystery. This course will unlock the mystery of the voice, and then teach you techniques that will maximize your vocal potential and speak with your ideal-sounding voice.

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It's free!

Meet the Instructor

Founder of San Diego Voice and Accent

Julie Cunningham

Hi! I'm Julie, a licensed speech-language pathologist, and I help professionals take their communication skills to the next level. I specialize in private accent reduction training, group accent reduction classes, and professional voice / executive skills coaching. I also serve on the Executive Board of the Corporate Speech Pathology Network (CORSPAN) and publish weekly pronunciation videos on YouTube, Instagram, and the Reddit community r/AmericanAccent.

Rave reviews about San Diego Voice and Accent

Take the leap to reach your English goals!

Juan V.

I recently finished a 10 sessions program with Julie and I am completely satisfied with the results. Since the first class, it was clear that she was an expert on the subject and created a safe space to practice and ask. The program is completely structured to your needs and based on an initial feedback on your English level, which is probably affected by your mother tongue. It was quite helpful to know the aspects that I needed to improve, but at the same time to be versatile enough to focus on the points you feel less confident. Julie is very organized, so you are aware beforehand of how the class will be, together with feedback of your assignments. I totally recommend Julie if you are looking for a coach that helps you improve those details of your accent that limit your communication or make you feel less confident. My best piece of advice is take the leap to reach your English goals!

I highly recommend working with Julie!

Lupita H.

So thankful for Julie! She is an outstanding instructor; organized, flexible, knowledgeable, dependable, objective, honest, and committed to help her students succeed. Despite being unable to complete the 16 lesson course due to other commitments. I was able to improve my pronunciation during our 9 sessions, and most importantly, increase my awareness of speech patterns that as an ESL student was not familiar with. Working with Julie has significantly improved my overall confidence in speaking the English language. I particularly appreciate her honest feedback, and all the resources provided during our sessions. I highly recommend working with Julie for anybody wanting to improve their pronunciation and understanding of American speech patterns. So worth it!

I have renewed confidence in my accent capability!

Stephen L.

I had the pleasure of working with Julie on my standard American accent. Her knowledge and supportive instruction style made the experience truly enjoyable and worthwhile. Her professional yet easy going manner made me feel comfortable from the outset. Julie was encouraging, enthusiastic and most of all patient. I have renewed confidence in my accent capability and I have her to thank for it.

Julie will be your best choice!

Aaron Z.

I am a college student and have taken Julie's classes for over six months. Julie fixed my Chinese accent and improved my speech skills. She is one of the most responsible teachers I ever have. Julie is VERY ORGANIZED. She would make a plan every time before class and give good feedback after. Julie would always upload helpful practices in Google Drive with an organized format. I also had a practice sheet that tracked my practice time. All of these small details made me study and make progress spontaneously. Julie is also extremely precise and experienced. I had a Chinese accent and she was able to find my minor flaws and give me efficient ways to fix them. I was always able to see my improvement after each class. I am very fortunate to learn from Julie. If you want to fix your accent precisely and efficiently, Julie will be your best choice.

I feel others can understand me better!

Hong Y.

Julie provided key information on American English pronunciation. Before I attended her 4-week seminar, I thought my pronunciation was pretty good. After the first class, I realized that there are still many things I can improve on. She provided information and feedback on how I can improve my pronunciation skills. I liked very much her practice in the class. The information I learned in her classes helped me to hear and understand better what others are saying. And with practice, I can feel others can understand me better as well. Julie has a great way of helping me to realize how the muscles in my mouth can move in a way to fulfill the need for the word at hand. This is exactly what I need to improve.

A jump start to becoming a better story teller!

Sunit V.

Working with Julie was awesome! She helped customize the syllabus as per the feedback from my initial performance review, which helped me focus on my weak areas such as understanding intonation, consonants, and American English pronunciation. The course gave me a jump start to becoming a better story teller.

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FAQ

  • How long will it take me to complete this course?

    The course was designed to be completed within 1-2 weeks, though this may be different for each person. You are encouraged to spend as much time as you need to on each chapter, and you can also repeat any chapters in order to maximize your learning.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    You will be able to access the course for as long as you remain enrolled.

  • How do I unenroll from this course?

    You are able to unenroll at any time in your Account Settings.

  • I've completed the course, and I'm interested in learning more about professional voice skills. What should I do?

    If you want to take your voice training to the next level, contact me for a free consultation to discuss private voice coaching (julie@sandiegovoiceandaccent.com).