Rochel deOliveira


New York, New York

Rochel deOliveira | New York, New York | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

Columbia University - Teachers College

Therapeutic Focus

Accent Modification

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • I am developing approaches for accent modification that are not commonly used, and getting good results
  • I’ve been interviewed three times in the past year, most notably with a radio interview with PRI The World and magazine

Favorite Quote

“I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.” —Vincent Van Gogh

Rochel deOliveira


New York, New York

“I’ve always been interested in music and languages, so accent modification seemed like a great fit.”


Rochel deOliveira is the founder and director of AccentsOff Speech and Voice Improvement LLC and a New York State-licensed speech pathologist. Rochel received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University and served as a lead consultant for the Sam Chwat Speech Center in New York from 2006-2011, assisting business professionals,
actors, and voice artists in areas of accent reduction, accent acquisition, voice improvement, and presentation skills. 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 deNiro, Julia Roberts, and Kathleen Turner. Rochel has years of experience helping her clients improve their speech, voice, and presentation skills. She is a native of New York City, holds dual citizenship with Germany, and is an avid tennis player. Rochel is also an accomplished classical pianist, has taught at the conservatory level for many years, and has performed in many venues including Carnegie Hall. She brings a musician’s ear to her speech work, and loves helping clients find their most clear and beautiful voice.