Dialogue Coach

With 40 years Film, TV, and Corporate Video experience, Simon can help you improve your on-camera performance.


According to various sources there are up to 45 sounds in American English. These include up to 20 different vowel sounds alone! No wonder individuals learning English struggle when trying to speak and understand the American English that native English speakers are comfortably familiar with. Having taught Accent Reduction at the University of North Florida’s (UNF’s) English Language Program for dozens of semesters, I am quite familiar with the challenges that people face when trying to produce English which is not just grammatically correct, but also easily comprehensible. In addition, I have instructed junior and senior university students at UNF’s College of Education and Human Services, and have helped them develop their teaching techniques in preparation for attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and teaching English Language Learners in public and private schools. Also, I was hired by the Secretary of Education of the State of Puebla (Mexico) for a number of semesters to instruct master’s degree level classes to Mexican teachers working in the public school system (as well as in private schools) how to better address the needs of their primary, secondary and college level students. My students now use the tools which my colleagues and I have imparted to teach upcoming generations of young Mexicans from elementary to university level. I have used various, highly personalized techniques, whether in person or online, to help professionals, and students of all ages, and I can help you as well. Working together, in person or online, I will guide you step by step and help you improve your English so you will become more confident and successful.

Welcome To Manses Classes

Image 01

Simon and Erica have decades of experience teaching students of all ages in a variety of subjects.

We teach Suzuki Piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin, English as a Second Language, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and French, as well as offering Theatrical Dialogue Coaching and Presentation Skills. We offer face to face classes in Jacksonville, and web learning in the convenience of your home or workplace.

Web Learning

Image 02

For a number of years, Simon has used internet techniques to teach beginner and advanced classes.

Online, we teach all levels of English, as well as Accent Reduction, Advanced Vocabulary and Word Choice, Professional and Academic English, Pronunciation, Executive and Academic Presentation Skills, Theatrical Dialogue and Diction, and Audition Preparation. We will see and hear each other during each class.