Amanda Quaid teaches speech, dialects, and voice to actors and others who wish to expand their capacity for expression. She began teaching speech at age 19, commuting from Vassar College on weekends to work with immigrants on accent reduction.
She’s run a thriving private practice in New York City for over 15 years. Her clients include performers on Broadway and the West End, as well as screen actors, comedians, singers, models, media personalities, and corporate executives. She also works with adults and teens on vocal power and public speaking. Her holistic approach to the particular acting challenges that arise when working in an accent is an area of specialty in her teaching.
Faculty: Freeman Studio, HB Studio (since 2004).
Film/TV includes NOS4A2 (Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson The Chaperone (Miranda Otto, Haley Lu Richardson, Victoria Hill, Géza Röhrig), Playmobil: The Movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, The Harrow, and Non-Stop. Plays include Sense & Sensibility (BEDLAM), Party Face (with Hayley Mills), My Brilliant Divorce (with Melissa Gilbert), Terms of Endearment (with Molly Ringwald), and more.
“A master with a keen awareness of the performer in front of her. She is a true artist herself and a true artists' teacher.
- DOMINIQUE FISHBACK, “The Deuce”
“Amanda is my go-to accent wizard savior! She has coached me many times on a variety of specific, complicated accents that I had no experience with. She has the super-power combo of having an incredible ear and ability to teach those who don’t. Amanda is the best there is!” - BETTY GILPIN, Emmy nominee “GLOW”