Erik is a dialect coach and a teacher of accents, speech, phonetics, voice, text and Shakespeare. He coaches accents for film, television & theatre productions, both on location and in and around New York City. Acting-training programs in which he has taught include the MFA program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and the “Core” conservatory program at HB Studio in New York.
As an actor, he has played leading roles Off-Broadway and at many of the nation’s major regional theatres. Erik has also voiced numerous television and radio commercials, documentaries, animated shows, and New York Times best-selling audiobooks.
From 2010 to 2013 he was the Associate Editor for the “Pronunciation, Phonetics, Linguistics, Dialect/Accent Studies” section of the Voice and Speech Review, the peer-reviewed journal for the profession. He blogs for the Knight Thompson Speechblog and occasionally posts videos about various aspects of accent work on both ErikSinger.com and DialectCoaches.com.
Erik is a Master Teacher of Knight Thompson Speechwork and a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. He is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and of Yale University. He plans to speak ten languages to B2 or better (CEFR) by his fiftieth birthday.