Born and raised in California. Rochelle studied jazz, , and studio singing at Golden West College. While learning how to work in a recording studio, Rochelle developed a passion for recording that remains to this day. Rochelle came to think of the recording process as an Art form.
In her twenties, she changed her artistic focus from music to child development, raising “four very beautiful human beings.” During this period she wrote, “a bunch of folk songs” during nap-time. Which is now preparing to record them for her upcoming cd “Songs from a Bookmark.” When her youngest child started school Rochelle returned to music: going to jam sessions, studying with the free jazz vocalist Jay Clayton, and attending the Centrum Jazz Workshops, and finally starting her recording career. Her first solo project, “Dreams of love” was well received by the jazz community. It earned her a nomination for Vocalist of the Year by Seattle’s Earshot Jazz organization. Rochelle's sophomore cd “Water” 2009 was a mix of her own compositions and unusual pieces played by a world-class group of Seattle-based jazz musicians. The title of the cd “Water” and the inclusion of the organization Water1st on the cd cover was an attempt to encourage people to become familiar with the decisions that are being made about water ownership and the availability of clean water, with the hope that people will be inspired to help to make our world as good as it can be, for everybody.
Today Rochelle House performs music in many configurations, from duo to orchestra, from classic jazz groups, to her latest adventure the "New House Orchestra" which blends the sensibilities of Jazz, Hip Hop, African , Rock, and Country Music. She has recently started a neighborhood children’s choir to bring music education into the lives of children without easy access to music lessons.