To pronounce each letter is in the Qu'raan:
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US (English) accent is better suited to learn the Qur'aan then any other English accent so you are already ahead of the game. All it takes is to say things in a certain way and you get good at it in no time, consider the Spanish name:
The problem many teachers have is they try to teach "Tajweed" the weird way and confuse and complicate things
Rule Number 1 of Teaching: Teach people from their perspective, e.g.:
etc. etc. etc.
They do the same in drama classes if you have ever done acting...
Then the lengthening of each letter is taught on how you work with Octaves on a Piano
Tajweed should be FUN and not TAXING, kids and adults love it when taught with phonetics and technique and not made to memorise thousands of rules.
The way we learn (Tajweed) in America is very different to how British do it. The British teach abstract rules and then practise while in America we mimic sounds.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.