Are you limiting your professional versatility because of a foreign or regional accent? Is your diction or voice getting in the way of nailing auditions?
At AccentsOff we can help you rise in your career, with training in:
Accent modification, accent elimination, and American English pronunciation
Resonant Voice Therapy and general vocal skills
Delivery, timing, and diction improvement
We work with seasoned and aspiring actors alike. AccentsOff instructors are all highly experienced American English accent coaches trained by Rochel deOliveira in the Sam Chwat Method. Each of our coaches is steeped in an extensive background in the arts, creating a uniquely transformative and personalized experience for the student.
Meet some of our featured coaches:
Rochel deOliveira, director of AccentsOff, served as a lead consultant for the Sam Chwat Speech Center since 2006, assisting actors, voiceover artists, and business professionals in areas of accent reduction, accent acquisition, and voice improvement. She received intensive training by the late Sam Chwat, also known as the “Speech Coach to the Stars”, who in turn worked with hundreds of celebrities including Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts and Kathleen Turner. After Sam’s untimely passing in 2011, Rochel founded AccentsOff Speech and Voice Improvement, where she passes on Sam’s teachings and spirit.
Rochel received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Columbia University. Prior to that, she spent countless hours practicing, teaching, and performing classical piano but decided to go back to school after being cooped up indoors for too many decades. Now she plays a lot of tennis, keeps AccentsOff alive and growing, and performs Schumann for her two cats.
“Had a brush-up session today with Rochel after rigorous studying with my dear coach, the late Sam Chwat, who helped me eliminate my European accent and acquire Standard American Speech. Sam was the wonderful man who trained Rochel, and I’m happy to say, she is as proficient and wonderful as he was!” – Nattacia Satie, Actress, New York City
“Rochel knows exactly how to identify every single problem regarding my accent. Accent and speech are crucial in the acting business to get cast for more roles and not be stuck to foreigners’ parts. I highly recommend Rochel deOliveira’s lessons to the serious foreign actor who wants to have a career in America.” – Anne-Cécile Bégot, Actress, New York City