Speech Training for Actors

Standard American English, IPA, Monologues

American accent actors NYCAre 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

  • Diction improvement

  • Standard American English for monologues, sides, and copy

  • Voiceover coaching sessions during recording

  • Resonant Voice Therapy and general vocal skills

  • Delivery and timing

  • Accent acquisition


We work with seasoned and aspiring actors alike. Our instructors are all fully certified accent coaches and/or licensed speech-language pathologists with backgrounds in acting, music, and writing for TV. Read about all our instructors here.

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 Mr. 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.

Read Daniella Alma’s interview “Advice for Actors Learning an Accent” with Rochel on MonologueBlogger.com here.

“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

If you want the confidence of clear and powerful speech,
contact AccentsOff today.

  • FREE CONSULTATION