Whip your voice into shape with the Six Steps to a Stronger Voice course! You'll learn exercises that will strengthen your entire vocal system from the lungs to the lips, and how to project confidence, strength, and authenticity in your voice!

"Take the leap to reach your English goals!"

"I recently finished a 10-session 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 questions. I totally recommend Julie if you are looking for a coach who helps you improve the details of your accent that limit your communication or make you feel less confident. My best piece of advice is to take the leap to reach your English goals!"


Juan V., PhD Student, Spanish

Course curriculum

    1. A message from Julie

    2. How to use this course

    3. Before we begin...

    1. Voice vs. Speech

    2. Test your learning

    1. The Basics of Voice Production: The Voice Subsystems

    2. Test your learning

    1. The Basics of Voice Production: Vocal Warm ups

    2. Test your learning

    1. The Basics of Voice Production: Respiratory Exercises

    2. Test your learning

    1. The Basics of Voice Production: Resonatory Exercises

    2. Test your learning

About this course

  • Free
  • 19 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content
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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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"This course has so many great nuggets of wisdom!"

"I've crammed down the first four and a half chapters of the Master the American English Vowels for Spanish Speakers course.

This course has so many great nuggets of wisdom! I'm sure other Spanish speakers will love it, too. So far, the part that I love the most is the reduced vowels in sentences as I know it makes such a big difference in speech. And having the chance to repeat each sentence as many times as I want in normal and slower pace is just brilliant!"


Rocio P., Software Engineer, Spanish

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Meet your course instructor

Hello! My name is Julie Cunningham, and I've trained thousands of people on their American English pronunciation and voice projection skills. Here's how I can help you.

I've been helping people with their American English pronunciation skills since 2007, when I moved to the Czech Republic to teach English. This experience sparked a desire to return to school and earn a graduate degree in speech and language pathology, then pursue specialized certifications in American English pronunciation and American accent training.

Then I founded my company San Diego Voice and Accent, where I work one-on-one with professionals who want to perfect their American English pronunciation skills, project a clear and confident voice, and maximize their speaking potential.

But I didn't stop there! I've also created online courses on the American accent that target all areas of American English pronunciation and professional voice projection, and I run live English classes every week at my flagship group class called Julie's Conversation Club.

Over the years of working as an American accent coach and professional voice trainer, I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work when training your pronunciation skills and voice projection. It's not enough for you to simply "repeat" what you hear; that isn't going to get you the results. You need to practice with the right technique and with the most effective methods, and you need someone there to guide you along the way.

That's why I created the premium online classes and courses from SDVA - to help professionals from all areas of the world and at all levels of English to speak with clarity and confidence, and to reach their goals of becoming a powerful and effective communicator.

The online classes and courses from SDVA give you everything you need to train your American English communication skills successfully, including effective practice techniques, pronunciation help and feedback, and access to the SDVA online community for guidance and support along the way.


Julie Cunningham

Founder of San Diego Voice and Accent

"Julie increased my awareness of how to speak like a native speaker."

"I have worked with Julie for 8 months to improve my accent.

She is an incredible teacher. I like how quickly she could diagnose my pronunciation issues, in particular my tongue placements. She increased my awareness of how to speak like a native speaker. She also gave me drills to improve my speech, some of which are quite innovative such as using a metronome. Julie is very patient and compassionate and fun to work with. I highly recommend her for her skills, caliber, and approaches to quickly move you forward."


Joan Y., Life Coach, Mandarin Chinese

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). I also offer additional comprehensive courses on American English pronunciation - look below for more information!

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"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."


Sunit V., Electrical Engineer, Hindi

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