Valerie Romanoff is a multi-groove musician leading the way in the music industry. From directing The Starlight Orchestra to creating award-winning meditation and yoga music released on her Healing Music albums, Valerie’s mission is to share love, positivity, and mindfulness through music. Her projects have earned her a long-standing reputation as an innovator, thought-leader, conscious entrepreneur, life coach, and stellar musician.
Valerie is known for her bright presence onstage, her skill at crafting a range of musical experiences, and her talent for bringing together world-class performers. She is a multi-instrumentalist noted for her captivating and energetic electric guitar playing. Perhaps Valerie’s greatest contribution is offering the vibrations and intentionality of music as a path to inner harmony and wellness to a more peaceful and compassionate world. During the pandemic, Valerie brought her heart-felt music to global gatherings and online forums that helped people navigate these turbulent times.
Valerie was a guest on the high-vibe variety show “Saturday Night Alive for the Global Peace Tribe,” along with Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsh and many other luminaries and artists. She hosted a weekly show on Awake TV called “Groove into Bliss”, guiding people to inner peace and stillness through music, and using up-tempo music to activate prayers and intentions for the conscious manifestation of our wildest dreams. Through the online shows, life-coaching, and private healing sessions, Valerie reached those searching for deeper meaning.
Valerie is a bandleader, healer, light-worker, composer, writer, producer, and guitarist. She is a force in the world of music. As a music industry pioneer she was the first to design her corporate event band to rival the quality of headline entertainment. By raising the standards of the industry, her influence is in part responsible for all of the elite dance bands currently on the market, and she has performed all over the world for high profile weddings, political events, galas and fundraisers. In her recording studio, she infused new music with the qualities that inspired her life. Different styles of music elicit a wide range of emotions. For Valerie, music is a tool for deepening our inner experience. By harnessing the energy contained in music, she shapes her environment.
Growing up, Valerie learned about the world of business and finance by working in her family’s real estate and meat companies. Yet she gravitated toward the metaphysical and creative arts on a lifelong journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. Fascinated with personal transformation, she experimented with the joy of music to uplift others. Aside from jamming with musicians, collaborating with bands, frequenting recording studios and visiting clubs, she studies with many masters. She sought out teachers and mentors who were masters in their genres.
The Healing Music series of albums feature sounds and rhythms for relaxation and light movement, and exotic world instruments to create a sense of global connection. Her philosophy of STILL, CHILL, THRILL gained traction when she realized that the varied tempos and the intensity of each musical piece produced a state of well-being in her listeners and affected different aspects of their minds, bodies and spirits.
Valerie raised her family in a peaceful suburb of New York City, and ran Starlight Orchestras in the bustle of Manhattan, where the company was being recognized as a top music provider for super-luxe events. Then she experienced the magic of Sedona, Arizona, where she felt inspiring energy and sacred wisdom in the red rocks. Her visits to Sedona became an integral part of her life’s journey and a catalyst for deep change, joy, and transformation.
She brought groups of friends, family, colleagues and musicians to experience the powerful energy of Sedona. Her projects were infused with the creative potential that Sedona represented for her. Valerie broadened her reach as a guitarist and a musical creator of live events, understanding the power of mindful living, clear communication, and self-responsibility.
Valerie completed a three-year course in Mind, Body, and Spirit Psychotherapy, which she continually uses to navigate life as a parent, bandleader, facilitator, and composer. Whether performing live Kirtan and Yogic music with Eastern artists, grooving with funk bands in small clubs, engaging large audiences at private events, or creating a musical explosion on stage at festivals and concerts, Valerie remains undaunted by what some perceive to be a dichotomy in the branding of her musical persona. “I am creating a full spectrum catalogue of music to encompass varying emotions and tempos that we go through every single day. My music can accompany, encourage, or affect all of these states of being and serve as a soundtrack to life.”
Valerie enjoys spending meaningful time with her children and grandchildren, often hosting the little ones for magical weekends at her home on the lake. She has a passion for being in nature, especially on a stand-up paddle board on the water under the evening sunset sky. The inspiration in these sacred moments are infused in her music for everyone to share.
Through her “STILL CHILL THRILL” music, Valerie participates in the growing global conversation about uplifting our world with compassion and love, and by helping us find our way to inner peace through the joy of music.
Recent Blog Post- STILL CHILL THRILL published by Valerie Romanoff May 10, 2022
Some people are confused by the wide variety of music I play and the types of gigs I do. My albums are considered “Spa Music,” “New Age,” peaceful music for relaxation and yoga. My gigs with The Starlight Orchestra are super HIGH ENERGY, ultra-luxe, mind blowing dance parties! And “Groove into Bliss” is an experiential concert where we use the energy of music to first “tune in” to our higher selves, expand our awareness, and raise our positive vibes. Some folks have never even heard of “Kirtan” and the sacred Eastern chanting artists that I perform with.
Some fans of my “Healing Music Albums see photos of me with an electric guitar and honestly get confounded. Here is a recent comment on one of my posts, “You know Valerie Romanoff, I saw you with an electric guitar and I thought… with instrumental music ? I thought it would be like using a chainsaw to cut a wedding cake? A beautiful mess. But then I heard your music… lady, I was wrong. When I die; I’m going to ask God for an electric guitar instead of a harp (complete with lessons).”
When I released my first healing music album, a publicist asked me to choose a genre to categorize myself. I could categorize the music but I certainly couldn’t categorize mySELF! I decided to keep all of my Valerie Romanoff albums in the same basic genre (New Age/World Groove) so the Pandora and STILL CHILL THRILL, to highlight that the vibrations and intentions in my music are compatible with the total flow of our journey through life, our journey through each day, even our journey through an event! We, like our planet, cycle through different energetic states of being; expand, contract and rest. Just as our heartbeat slows and quickens, so does the rhythm of music.
Music can be a tool of transformation, a guide through life. The vibrations in music affect and can shift our body, mind and spirit. Whatever music you are drawn to can be thought of as medicine, as a tonic, and therefore a guide to a more peaceful and joyful life! STILL refers to music for meditation (an inner sanctum of peace to fully relax and de-stress); CHILL refers to music for activation (intentions, prayers, affirmations, inner work); and THRILL refers to music for celebration (dancing, singing, energizing our entire system with vibrant energy.)
In closing, the joy in our hearts that is inspired by music and performance is one of the most powerful energies there is, and opens us to receive untold gifts. What does this inspire in you?