Every Voice is Beautiful!
Rochelle House is a Seattle based vocalist/ songwriter/ recording artist/ educator and social activist. After spending 20 years raising children exclusively, her debut disc Dreams of love, earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear Awards.Her second c.d.Water earned her nominations for both Vocalist of the Year, and Recording of the Year. Rochelle’s third cd Songs from a Bookmark, released in early 2014 can be heard on local radio. Rochelle has performed at Jazz Alley, The Sorrento Hotel, The Royal Room, and many other venues.
Rochelle’s cross-genre musical compositions and performances have led to the creation of New House Orchestra -‘An ensemble of emerging musical genius. Composed of individuals whose genius lie not only in their ability to express themselves in the genre in which they were trained, but in their unique ability and willingness to create music that lies outside of “genre” and inside the present moment, with a joyful and careful abandon.’
Rochelle also loves teaching singing. her bachelors in Music/Jazz and a masters degree in Whole Systems Design enhance her ability to conceive and design, with the understanding that there is possibility for learning even in the most difficult moments. She is the founder and director of Seattle Children’s PlayGarden’s Neighbor Children’s Choir.
Rochelle House drops a soulful infusion of skill, reverence and unique life experience into
the deep waters of jazz singing. ” John Gilbreath, Executive Director Earshot Jazz !
“It is with deep empathy and a singularly unique passion that Rochelle House displays her
vocal quality and original compositions. She has a way of grabbing you “the audience/
listener” and pulling you into the moment of that exact moment, HER moment in whatever tune she is singing. Even with her cover of instrumental tunes, one get’s the sense that she is feeling the music’s message all the way to her core.”- Dawn Clement
“Most Importantly singing lessons with Rochelle are fun. Through my lessons with
Rochelle, I developed confidence in my singing voice, increased my range, played with
music that I chose and loved and connected with the music. Rochelle is one of those
teachers whose style encourages improvement and risk taking in a way where I,
as a student, felt completely supported. Singing is now a bigger part of my life
because of having studied with Rochelle” Lauren Dudley
I greatly cherish the time I spent learning from Rochelle. She had an innate ability to tease
out a more soulful…more genuine…version of my voice. Her relaxed and compassionate
approach also allowed me to feel more connected to my core being, and helped my
confidence soar. What I received in my lessons with Rochelle far exceeded my hopes and
expectations. Thank you Rochelle for sharing your wisdom and passion – my world has been rocked! – Ashley Raymond
Singing lessons with Rochelle are more than music instruction; it’s music
therapy. She saw important and interesting connections between the songs I
chose to study and what was going on in my life, making the whole experience
more layered. I also felt welcome into Rochelle’s “jazz family,” enjoying
not only my time as student aside her baby grand, but exposure to people and
performances I might have otherwise missed. – Nancy Cortelyou