Sasha Vallely

Sasha V.

Marietta, GA

About Sasha V.

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Sasha teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2010
Last sign in: Today


Originally from the UK, I traveled and studied music in Brisbane, Australia, where I gained a Diploma in Contemporary Music in 2000. Since then I have toured internationally, supported major acts such as Kid Rock, Ben Harper, Bastille, Ludacris, Cypress Hill and The Roots to name but a few, recorded albums, guested with numerous bands such as members of Portishead, Massive Attack, Robert Plant's Band of Joy and The Black Keys and composed music scores for two feature films and various shorts along with directing my own music video and having my music featured in various movies and TV shows. I also have booked acts across the US and organized music festivals in Los Angeles.

I have vast skills from performance to management, booking, PR and placements in film and television. Whether you are looking to just begin learning an instrument for fun or would like to take your skills further and move towards becoming a professional musician, I have the skills and expertise to help you along every step of the way. I tailor each lesson to meet the needs of the student, teaching them exactly what they would like to learn and having lots of fun doing it!

*** Lesson Details ***
For the first lesson we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve, what kind of structure you would like for your lessons (theory, performance etc) and I will assess your skill level. Then I will tailor exercises, lessons and study to suit your needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Rhodes Piano
Doric Vintage Organ
Microphones and Stands
Pro Tools
Fender Amp
Jaguar Bass
1968 Hagstrom Bass
Gibson Les Paul Guitar
Dan Electro Guitar
1950s Burns Bass
Fender Acoustic
Yamaha Mini Acoustic
Small Boss Keyboard
Flutes, Harmonicas, Percussion
Ipod, cd player
Various effects pedals for voice and guitar etc

*** Travel Equipment ***
Can bring guitars, mics, stands, practice amp and small keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Specializing in rock, pop and soundtrack music, I can also teach performance and acting stage skills and voice projection.

Photos and Videos

A recent write up in Creative Loafing's music issue about my band Midnight Larks who were named best new Atlanta Band



Jan 2002 - Present
Sasha V.Presents/ Echoes West Festival/Barfly<Birmingham Academy

Originally from Birmingham, UK I worked as a stage manager for the Barfly and Birmingham Academy, two of the largest music venues in the area. After moving overseas I became a well respected promoter for various venues across Los Angeles for the last few years, I also am the founder and curator of the Echoes West Festival in Los Angeles which has featured major acts from across the globe.


Jan 2000 - Present
Kaleidoscopia./Spindrift/The Silver Chords/Midnight Larks/The Mobsters/The Warlocks

Toured internationally, performed and interviewed on major TV, radio stations and at music festivals, appeared in various major publications across the globe. Music has been featured on TV shows such as East Bound and Down and Californication on HBO and movies such as Quentin Tarantino's "Hellride". Composed music for many other feature films and shorts, currently have a publishing deal with BMG to feature music in more movies, TV shows and commercials.


Cert IV in Contemporary Music

May 1999 - Jun 2000
Southbank Tafe, Brisbane Australia

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Cert IV in Contemporary Music

Jun 2000
Southbank Tafe, Brisbane, Australia


Grammy University Network

Aug 2011

GRAMMY U is a unique and fast-growing community of college students, primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. GRAMMY U events and special programs touch on all aspects of the music industry, from the technology to the tracks themselves. Events are scheduled throughout the semester to give GRAMMY U members a wide variety of experiences and professional development. Because we are part of The Recording Academy, members have extraordinary access to the industry and its artists.

Broadcast Music Inc.

Jan 2011

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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37 Reviews on Sasha V.

Tracey Sep 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Sasha is a wonderful teacher. Very impressed with the progress our daughter is making. She looks forward to her lesson with Sasha & practices without me asking.
Anna M. Sep 11, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Very nice, kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommending her.
S.Miller Jul 31, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Sasha is very nice and friendly. My child can follow her instructions easily and having fun in her class. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn music.
Annabella Jul 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Sasha is great! My daughter cannot stop talking about how much fun she had. She also has been practicing for over an hour! I am so glad we chose Sasha!!
Chris Jun 27, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've loved working with Sasha! Not only is she extremely knowledgable, but she's super flexible, catering her lessons to my specific voice goals. I have to strongly cosign what other reviewers have said about her ability to put you at ease - I came into our first lesson with a lifelong fear of singing in front of others, but I walked out her door that first day with so much confidence. What can I say - she creates a really chill, safe place to make a fool out of myself. Sasha's truly awesome and makes singing so accessible, and the difference I noticed in my singing after 1 lesson was remarkable. Plus she has the sweetest toddler on earth who much to my delight will join some of our lessons. I feel Sasha has given me some amazing training I can use for the rest of my life.
charlotte W. May 14, 2016
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Charlotte enjoys the time spend with Sasha and is developing a good practice habit!
David May 4, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable about singing exercises,the different styles, singing in general. I look forward to our next session.
Kenny Apr 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
This first lesson was really solid. She helped us figure out the right size guitar and begin the basics. We are looking forward to more lessons.
Cole Hairston Mar 16, 2016
Music Theory · In studio
Verified Student
Sasha is a very good teacher, extremely patient and attentive. She does a good job of structuring the lessons around your specific needs, adapting them to suit your level of knowledge and skills, allowing you to grow and learn in a relaxed and productive environment.
Parker Mar 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter enjoyed Sasha very much and is looking forward to her lessons with her. She added in a vocal portion to the lesson at our request.
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