Sasha Vallely
Atlanta, GA
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Sasha V.

Atlanta, GA
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International performer from small venues to large festivals. Whether you are looking to play for fun or looking to enhance your live performances as a seasoned musician, I can help you! I teach everything from warm ups to correct posture, scales, chords, tab, music theory, diet and performance, I teach from beginner to intermediate stages of guitar, from how to hold pluck, pick and strum to theory, chords, scales, rhythm, lead and how to compose your own songs.

About Sasha V.

Originally from the UK, I travelled 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 organised music festivals in Los Angeles. I recently appeared on the cover of Guitar Girl Magazine, and I am also a contributing writer.

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, Drums and other Percussion
Ipod, cd player
Various effects pedals for voice and guitar etc

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

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

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Walter
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Very patient and great approach at teaching.

Posted Mar 24, 2020
Michael
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Sasha has an obviously deep knowledge of the Harmonica. Being new to the instrument, but not music, I wasn't sure of how this would play out.

We had some scheduling challenges, but both adapted and made good use of our time.

Posted Mar 13, 2020
Dave M.
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Sasha is a great bass teacher! She has helped me gain more confidence with my bass playing and I’m practicing more than ever. I’m very happy.

Posted Feb 27, 2020
Joelle & Fiona F.
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What a great first lesson! Invaluable information learned to get me and my 6 year old off to a fun and positive start playing the ukulele. Sasha is very knowledgeable, patient and great with kids!

Posted Jan 6, 2020
Alana
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Learn something new every time! I appreciate articles and resources Sasha shares and the encouragement she offers to be comfortable. Great lesson as always!

Posted Dec 17, 2019
Alana
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Great intro lesson and sharing of resources to utilize! Feeling excited and encouraged!

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Michael May

Great 1st lesson!!!. Looking forward to working with Sasha.. Very professional and courteous...

Posted Oct 18, 2019
Michael B.
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Sasha is so very patient with my son. He looks forward to his weekly lessons.

Posted Aug 3, 2019
Kathryn R.
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Great lesson. Very knowledgeable. Love her teaching style.

Posted Jul 28, 2019
Damian A.
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I was nervous before I arrived and excited when I left. She was nice and very patient. Her professionalism is a confidence boost at least for me it was. She’s excellent, so if you’re trying to decide on a instructor, look no further.

Posted Jul 27, 2019
Kelly
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She is great. Had a good lesson.

Posted Jul 9, 2019
Jim W.
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Great!!!

Posted Jul 2, 2019
Jacqui A.
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It was a great first lesson (& experience with online lessons)!

Posted Jun 12, 2019
Sheri S.
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Patient and helpful. Pushes me when I want to give up! :)

Posted Mar 31, 2019
Chloe S.
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Really lovely and professional

Posted Mar 25, 2019
Duncan
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Patient and informative.

Posted Mar 24, 2019
James
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Absolutely fantastic now I know where do you start

Posted Mar 3, 2019
Tracy R.
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Good communication so excited 😎

Posted Feb 12, 2019
Cassidy G.
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My 9 year old loved her first harmonica lesson with Sasha! Great teacher!!

Posted Dec 11, 2018
Jen G.
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Posted Dec 10, 2018
Felix
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She was friendly, went over my experience with Piano (I'm a beginner), asked what I knew, what books if any I had been using and then tailored a plan based off this feedback.

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Chad H.
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Great first lesson! Look forward to the next very patient teacher.

Posted Oct 18, 2018
Bill J.
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Great lesson, I learned a lot from just one lesson. Cant wait for more classes.

Posted Sep 22, 2018
Carson P.
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Sasha is very patient with me even as I have not been practicing as consistently as I should and am struggling with the basics..

Posted Aug 29, 2018
Taylor
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Amazing!

Posted Jul 12, 2018
Olivia R.
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My daughter loved it. We will be booking more lessons. She was very kind and welcoming

Posted Jun 8, 2018
Isabella
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sasha was great. She was kind and provided feedback to aid in improvements in breathing and technique.

Posted May 30, 2018
Joziah
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She had a lot of patience with my six year old for his first lesson and we look forward to more!

Posted May 25, 2018
Leigh
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Very helpful. Kind.

Posted May 21, 2018
Lori
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"She's amazing", my twelve year old daughter says. She was patient, kind, funny and has so much information to pass on to her students.

Posted Mar 6, 2018
Lindsay G.
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Sasha is a wonderful teacher. She has encouraged my 11 year old daughter to love the harmonica. She is professional, talents and an excellent teacher.

Posted Nov 14, 2017
Duncan
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Sasha knows what I’m looking for so we should work well together

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Will
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Sasha is pleasant, supportive, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable in the area of vocal performance. I would highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Nathaniel
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Sasha is a tremendous teacher. She is wonderful with kids and teens. Inspiring, encouraging, and supportive, with clear and effective lesson plans. We highly recommend her.

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Sham
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Sasha is amazing! My daughter loves working with her. I totally recommend you meet her.

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Robert G.
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I think Sash is a good instructor. I'm waiting to see where it goes before giving 5 stars

Posted Jun 9, 2017
paria
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Shes wonderful!

Posted Mar 26, 2017
Tracey
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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.

Posted Sep 15, 2016
Anna M.
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Very nice, kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommending her.

Posted Sep 11, 2016
S.Miller
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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.

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Annabella
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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!!

Posted Jul 12, 2016
Chris
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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.

Posted Jun 27, 2016
charlotte W.
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Charlotte enjoys the time spend with Sasha and is developing a good practice habit!

Posted May 14, 2016
David
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Very knowledgeable about singing exercises,the different styles, singing in general. I look forward to our next session.

Posted May 4, 2016
Kenny
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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.

Posted Apr 20, 2016
Cole Hairston
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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.

Posted Mar 16, 2016
Parker
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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.

Posted Mar 2, 2016
Swanea R.
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Sasha is a great teacher in any genre. She provides a judgement free session that really made me feel comfortable singing

Posted Nov 5, 2015
andy guziewicz
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Lessons with Sasha are great. Ive only ever sung to myself and rarely in a band setting, so nerves are pretty high. Sasha is non-judgemental and seeks to find areas of weakness and assigns lessons that serve to correct them. I look forward to lessons and sense improvement with eack week.

Posted Oct 31, 2015
Alice S.
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She is a wonderful young woman and was helpful to me on my very first visit. I will most likely be seeing her in my future as I re-learn paino.

Posted Oct 26, 2015
Lonnie D.
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Awesome teacher, constructive criticism, and never hinders your creative ability. She helps you reach your potential from beginner to expert :)

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Neha C.
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Is comfortable and easy to learn. she is a really good teacher

Posted Oct 16, 2015
Jimmie A.
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Sasha is so nice and knowledgeable. Very smart and professional too. I have learned so much in a short period of time. I look forward to working with her for a long time. I got lucky choosing her!

Posted Sep 24, 2015
Terri S.
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Miss Sasha (as my 5 year old calls her) is truly an awesome teacher. She is patient and knows exactly what she is doing! My son enjoyed the classes and when he had trouble with one instrument, she had no problem working with us, allowing him to try another. My only regret is that we could not continue the class. I recommend her for all levels of students!

Posted Sep 11, 2015
chris A.
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10 stars! She was awesome and did a great job. She is attentive to detail. Very thorough and didn't overwhelm with too much information. Absolutely recommend!

Posted Sep 3, 2015
Matt D.
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Sasha helps to improve my vocal fundamentals and provides me with targeted advice to improve songs that I currently sing during live performances. She's awesome!

Posted Aug 7, 2015
Giselle G.
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It was great, my daughter felt very comfortable with her instructor!

Posted Aug 6, 2015
John Petnuch
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Great first lesson! I learned a lot from Sasha in a short period of time and look forward to continuing my sessions with her.

Posted Jul 16, 2015
Nicholas T.
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Great teacher. Works at my pace and gives great tips/reminders throughout the lesson. Flexible for scheduling and punctual. I have really improved my playing since I started taking lessons with her.

Posted Apr 8, 2015
Kaylie D.
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Sasha is a wonderful teacher who really listens to what you want to get out of your sessions!

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Chris L.
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Sasha is a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend her!

Posted Feb 12, 2015
Craig K.
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Very knowledgeable and willing to do the research if you present with a new challenge. I have been a singer most of my life, with only limited training. I had reached a point where my voice was failing. She has helped me to reconstruct my approach to singing and has saved my voice. I am in my 40's but am now singing better and more consistently that I have at anytime in my life! Highly Recommended!

Posted Jan 24, 2015
Tracy G.
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Sasha is awesome! I'm 18 and I've been taking guitar and voice lessons from Sasha for several months now and I've improved way more than I expected. She really listens to her customers and tailors the lessons to each individual. I choose which songs I want to learn each week, and she teaches me exactly what I want to know. Couldn't have asked for a better instructor--I'm so pleased with all she's helped me accomplish.

Posted Jan 19, 2015
Jonathan A.
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Sasha gave beginning acoustic guitar lessons to our 11 year old daughter in our home. Our daughter can be very shy at first, Sasha did a fantastic job communicating with her, encouraging her, building her confidence and practice skills, working with music that my daughter knows and likes. Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 21, 2014
Angela H.
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Sasha is a wonderful guitar instructor for my 14 yr old daughter! She teaches her vocals along with her guitar lessons and my daughter enjoys it. She is patient, kind and encouraging to her students. She teaches my daughter how to play current artist songs that a teenager would like, as well as the traditional guitar. I enjoy having her as an instructor for my daughter.

Posted Dec 20, 2014
Tammy P.
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I am so happy that we made this move. Sasha is an amazing teacher with such great patience with children. My daughter Tressie(10) looks forward to every Tuesday!! Our family and friends have noticed such a great change in Tressie's vocals and her love for music. Thank you Sasha for taking us on and working so hard with Tressie!! We love you and can't wait to see where the New Year takes us.

Posted Dec 19, 2014
Crystal H.
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Sasha is wonderful! My 6 yr old daughter has really enjoyed her harmonica lessons. It's so convenient to be able to do it online via Google hangouts. Sasha is a patient, fabulous instructor

Posted Nov 10, 2014
Measha D.
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Sasha is a WONDERFUL teacher. My 9 year old daughter is learning guitar and voice from Sasha and she loves it! Sasha is very patient as well as very knowledgeable about her craft. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a great music teacher!

Posted Sep 22, 2014
David J.
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If you have a daughter who wants to learn to play a guitar CALL SASHA!!!! She is great with teenagers. Our daughter already played violin so she already knew how to read music and had an understanding of playing instruments. We just wanted to get her started so she could carry on by herself. When we explained this to Sasha, she made sure our daughter's lessons let her do just what we asked for. She is very understanding of the typical shyness of teenage girls and helped our daughter flourish in many ways. I would recommend Sasha to anyone, any age, or any needs.

Posted Jul 28, 2014
jack F.
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If you are looking for the BEST way to take your musical interest to the next level, then you need to call Sasha right now. She is the BEST. She is patient, flexible, and extremely talented. She will ask you the right questions before, during, and after your lessons to customize her teaching methods to your skill level and your future potential musical level to ensure you get the most out of your lessons. She will even get you to exceed your anticipated goals and go where you never thought you would be able to go with your untapped musical talent that she will bring out in you, as a result of her personalized, intuitive teaching methods. She is vastly experienced, multi-talented, and extremely successful and recognized as one of the BEST, Professional Musicians and Vocalists in her field. Her advisors, choreographers, and composers extend from the Atlanta area to the heart of other musical cities such as Nashville.

Do yourself a favor and call Sasha if you are interested in taking vocal lessons and having these vocal lessons make a difference in your life, and maybe in others around you. She really is the BEST.

Posted Jun 13, 2014
Jeff H.
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I love having Sasha as a vocal teacher. She is professional and keeps my schedule updated and always lets me know way ahead of time if she needs to cancel or anything like that.

Besides that, she is a phenomenal vocal instructor, and I definitely recommend her to any interested prospects. In the short month and a half's worth of lessons, I have noticed improved vocal stamina, more vocal strength and stability whilst singing low end notes, how to properly use the muscles in my throat to sing, learned proper breathing and warmup techniques and cool little drink recipes for how to make my throat not feel like death! I have even gotten a couple compliments from people saying that I have gotten better!

She definitely has catered to my voice, unlike many vocal teachers that teach you to sing just like they do, but she has definitely worked with me to help me achieve my goals with my voice. She also has a wide skill set and offers so much more than just singing lessons!

Once again, I HIGHLY recommend this teacher. Very knowledgeable, and so far has proven very effective. Not to mention, she has a BRITISH accent, which is the coolest thing in the world; that honestly should be the selling point right there...no question about it!

Give her a shot!

Posted May 28, 2014
Leona F.

Great Vocal Coach

So many voice teachers that I had in the past focused ONLY on singing classical styles. My teenage son is not looking to be an opera star, but needed help with his range and breathing to sing rock, pop, and musical theater. Sasha has professional experience performing this type of music and is giving my son some useful and practical techniques to help him in the real world of today's music. She is patient, knowledgeable, and seems to really care about her students. Big thumbs up!

Posted Mar 12, 2014
Joshua K.

Great experience

Sasha is an excellent teacher! Her knowledge is diverse in musical style as well as range of instruments, she is a true musician. Sasha is very patient & encouraging. She has reignited a spark of passion in me & expressed a true desire for my success. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to take their music to the next level.

Posted Mar 7, 2014
Felicia H.

My Daughter LOVES her lessons with Sasha

I bought my daughter (age 6) a guitar for Christmas and figured I should at least invest in a few lessons unless I wanted the guitar to gather dust! I didn't realize just how much fun my daughter would have... Sasha is very patient, even with a 6 yr. old's very limited attention span. I listen in from the kitchen and I love how Sasha will gently incorporate music back into the conversation when my daughter starts to stray. She also takes the time to prepare for the lesson by creating music lesson plans from my daughter's favorite artists. We've only been taking lessons for about a month, but I was really pleased when my daughter pulled out her guitar to show her aunt the things she's learned thus far.

Posted Mar 3, 2014

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Experience

Promoter
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.

Composer/Performer
Jan 2000 - Present

Sash The Bash./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.

Education

Cert IV in Contemporary Music
May 1999 - Jun 2000

Southbank Tafe, Brisbane Australia

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Cert IV in Contemporary Music
Jun 2000

Southbank Tafe, Brisbane, Australia

Affiliations

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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