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Sarah Valentine

Hi, I’m Sarah, I have worked as an actor, casting director, agent, and accent coach. I now predominantly work with actors, voice actors, and others interested in mastering Accents and the art of the Self-Tape. I have always taught one-on-one and am now venturing into teaching students over the interweb, hehe. I don't teach like other teachers, I teach my student's unique tips and techniques to gain the skills they need to get that perfect self-tape or perfectly impersonate an accent and make it real for them. I like to have a lot of fun too. I really look forward to working together. Kindest Sarah Valentine

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this course

These are challenging times and we are all stuck at home wondering what the heck is going on. If you fancy learning an accent then please try this 10 day course. I hope it will lift your spirits and when the world comes right again you will be ready to go with your new accent.

Challenge yourself!

This course lays the foundation to make an expert out of any student.  

Settle in as Sarah walks you through the characteristic sounds of the Scottish accent including the pronunciation of different sounds, words, phrases, and full sentences.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive six short and easy to follow video lessons conducted by Sarah Valentine, a professional accent coach. This 'do it yourself' accent course allows you to go at your pace and self direct your learning. For a bit of fun, we've thrown in a bonus lesson on the British RP accent if you're curious.

Couldn’t do it all in ten days? Don’t worry, you’ll continue to have access to the course so you can repeat it until you have the accent just right. This course will familiarise actors and voice actors with the basics of Standard Scottish.

Course Breakdown

Day 1. We begin with familiarising yourself with Ruzuku and using the website to get the most out of it. 

Day 2. It's time for Lesson 1, you'll be learning about the Valentine Method. You wont be learning the International Phonetic Alphabet you will be doing it YOUR way.

Day 3. Straight into creating your Spark - what triggers you into your accent?

Day 4. Sounds specific to the Scottish accent, in particular the R's, I's, Oo's and dropping T's and G's.

Day 5. Rest day, practise!

Day 6. Words to practise - here is a list of great Scottish words to wrap your mouth around.

Day 7. Short Sentences to take it up a notch.

Day 8.  Rest day, keep practising!

Day 9.  Longer Sentences - here we really get into the nitty-gritty. Time to get those words sounding really good.

Day 10. Bonus Lesson RP - the British RP accent is known as the Queens English. It is not used much in society today but it does feature more frequently in movies and on television shows so it's worth taking a shot at it.

This course is fun and full of great learning for any actor wanting to sink their teeth into a new accent. For further learning you can get a FREE copy of Sarah’s eBook ‘5 Accents Every Actor Needs to Master’ by visiting the link below:

If you don't wish to pay in USD here are some other currencies I accept:   

 $50 NZD 

 $50 AUD   

£25.00 GBP               

I look forward to teaching you this accent and hope that you enjoy my course.


Sarah Valentine


Working with Sarah is fantastic as she has a fun, friendly and professional approach, providing a helpful technique that breaks down learning an accent into steps that are easy to understand and practice.
Wayne Davis

Sarah's teaching is a wonderful blend of being clear and informative but also very warm and encouraging. It is a treat to learn from such an expert in her field who appreciates different learning styles. I would recommend this course for people who are confident at picking up new accents, but also those like myself for whom it is out of their comfort zone as Sarah makes it so straight-forward and un-intimidating. 

Sarah was warm, friendly and bloody helpful in enabling me to get the hang of a Scottish accent. Her approach was simple to follow and I left knowing I had all I needed to do the job. I was also impressed with the range of other regional UK accents she is fluent in and thoroughly recommend her.
Matthew Chamberlain