As an accent coach and an amateur musician, I love the melody of the English language. What I discovered in my years of teaching pronunciation is that what matters isn't a collection of random sounds or words and how clearly you can pronounce them. What matters is what connects these words to make a language appealing, frustrating to understand and (once mastered) liberating to speak.
In my accent teaching approach I look at what is happening between the words and how learning to connect them and stress them helps you sound more fluent, understand more easily and communicate with people without focusing on the words.
The goal isn't a perfect accent. The goal is mastering the flow of the language and expressing it while speaking.
Currently I help online language teachers turn their lessons into solid online businesses so they can work smarter, make more money and impact more people with their message of change.