"Hats off to the cast, and voice and dialect coach Matt Furlani, for their flawless educated New England accents."
Limelight, 4 1/2 stars
"I’ve really enjoyed learning from Matt. He’s skilled at breaking down the complex intricacies of the American accent into simple and easily understandable bite-sized pieces. Not only does he focus on how your voice sounds, he also trains you on creating these sounds with natural technique. I look forward to further work with Matt."
Lucas Pittaway (Snowtown)
"Matt's been able to refine my Italian accent and build my RP accent up from scratch over the course of two (affordable) 10 packs. I had found dialect coaching to be a laborious necessity, however Matt's expertise allows for the learning to be efficient and effective."
Jason Agius (Newton's Law, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom)
"Matt taught me at 16th St. He is a really, really good teacher who is empowering and thorough, enthusiastic and nurturing. He makes you excited and curious about what the voice can do. He helped me with my first American accent for my first feature film and I will always be in debt to him."
Jill Nguyen (Hungry Ghosts, Loveland, True History of the Kelly Gang)
"Matt is a talented voice & accent coach, composer and sound designer. He was an indispensable member of the team that created my latest work; Polygraph (Theatre Works), where he turned his ‘ear' to all things audible.
Supporting the actors with their French/Canadian and German accents throughout the season contributed to the authenticity of this imaginary world. He gracefully solved problems in an intense and pressured environment and delivered a visceral, impactful and beautiful soundscape.
I cannot recommend him more highly."
Tanya Gerstle, Theatre maker, OpticNerve (Polygraph, The Mill On the Floss, Pale Blue Dot, Macbeth, Five Kinds Of Silence)
"I worked on a week-long workshop with Matt. I found him to be open and engaged in both his own explorations of voice, and in working with others. Always a really positive presence in the studio."
Deborah Garvey (Lecturer in Voice, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama )
"I have not studied acting my whole life but in the past few years I have had to catch up very quickly as I have entered the industry at an unusually fast pace. So far I have had to focus on learning a good American, English and Eastern European accent. Recently Matt helped me prepare a European/French accent. He is the best coach I have had so for accent training. His observation skills are superb and his analysis and breakdown of the necessary physicality needed to produce a convincing sound really helped me and expanded my own horizons and self awareness. I will definitely come back to him when I need a new accent."
"The other remarkable thing about this production is the actors’ authentic use of the Mancunian accent. Matt Furlani’s work as the accent coach on this production is distinguished by the actors’ seemingly effortless vocal delivery. They flawlessly deliver a complex and sometimes difficult script."
Pomona (Red Stitch)
Arts Hub, 5 stars