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Cliff works actively as an accent and speech coach for theatres and individual clients in Austin,TX.

Recent publication in speechwork


  • Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA)
  • Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA)
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)


  • Knight-Thompson Speechwork
  • Fitzmaurice Voicework
  • Competitive Edge Voice Training

Speech Coaching Testimonials

“Cliff is a delight as a dialect coach. He possesses impressive knowledge, prepares painstakingly, and then creates a relaxed, curious, joyful atmosphere in which I felt free to explore new sounds without judgement. His teaching is supported by his great skill as an actor, including the crucial understanding that a dialect isn’t solely a technical exercise – it’s ultimately in the service of character and story.”
-Erin B. New York City based Actor

“Cliff is an amazing speech teacher…He can explain not only how to make the sound but is also able to break down what is causing the sounds you can or you can’t make…The best part is his lessons are challenging but fun. I always feel an accomplishment after the lesson. Highly recommend!”
-Natsuko H. New York City based Actor

 “Cliff’s detailed and personal approach to speech gave me a new awareness of the shapes and sounds I make. Since gaining this awareness, I now have greater control over the accent I use.”
-Alina U. Art DirectorProduction Designer