With Spiritual Funk and a Cosmic Groove, guitarist and producer Valerie Romanoff raises consciousness through her enlightened journey.
Recognizing that music transmits healing energy, Valerie’s performances and talks encourage listeners to tap the power of music to uplift their lives and spread peace and light to the world.
Her award-winning albums (Best New Age, Best Meditation, Best world-Fusion) are created with the intention of healing the planet through Love. Not your “usual New Age music”, Valerie’s music spans what she calls STILL (music for meditation), CHILL (music for activation) and THRILL music for celebration. also rocks the energy, playing original music with her band She is a powerhouse of talent, energy, and light, transforming the world...one beat at a time.
The talent of Valerie Romanoff shimmers across this full spectrum; inviting the audience to enter their own peaceful center (still), infuse the moment with prayers and intentions (chill), and rise up in joyful exuberance while sending out positivevibes (thrill.)
While most musical artists fit into one genre, Valerie creates music of many kinds: spanning new age, jazz, rock, blues and her most favorite; funky world groove. Through her record company Valrock Music, her celebrated CDS have been geared toward the meditation, yoga and spa communities, and carry within it the message of peace and love. Simultaneously she engages audiences with live, up-tempo dance music for private parties around the world with her Starlight Orchestra, and for festivals and “high-vibe” events playing original music with her new band, Spirit Jam. She is known for her bright presence onstage, her skill in crafting a range of musical experiences, and her talent for bringing together world class performers. But nothing defines Valerie as much as her captivating and energetic electric guitar playing. Valerie is definitely a MULTI-GROOVE artist, sharing the vibration of peace and love through music. Fans say that more than entertainment, Romanoff’s music can be a tool for personal exploration on a path to higher wisdom. In 2019, Valerie was recognized as a Visionary by the Coalition of Visionary Resources, winning the Gold as a leader in the Mind, Body, Spirit Industry for her album Healing Music Volume 2. The International Zone Music reporter voted HMV2 Best World Album, which also took home the Bronze medal by the Global Music Awards. This album was alos nominated for Best Meditation Music by the Independent Music Awards (IMA), and Best Spoken Word (with friend and collaborator Tao Porchon-Lynch (101 year old Yogi) by The Peace Song Awards.
Valerie believes that music is a tool of transformation and can be used to help us navigate our lives; from her STILL (music for meditation), CHILL (music for activation) and THRILL ( music for celebration).
Music and its different uses became a study for Valerie. In her recording studio, she sought to infuse her new music with the qualities that infused her life. Different styles of music elicit a wide range of emotions, therefore a range of diverse musical styles would be a complement to people’s journey through their lives. Valerie learned that music can be used as a tool for deepening one’s own experience; reducing stress, finding inner peace. By harnessing the energy living within the music, one can shape and change themselves as well as their environment. The “Healing Music” series was born, with sounds and rhythms geared for relaxation and light movement. The concept of “STILL, CHILL, THRILL” began gaining traction, where the varied tempo and intensity of each musical piece enhances a different state of being. Whether performing live Kirtan and Yogic music with Eastern artists, grooving out 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 that encompasses all the different emotions and energy tempos that we go through every day. My music can accompany, encourage or affect all of these the different moods, or states of being." She refers to her ultimate aim with her music as creating the "Soundtrack to Life."
Growing up as a musician and composer in a suburb of New York City, Valerie also learned about the world of business and finance by working in her family’s business. With a focus and a drive unusual for a child her age, Valerie gravitated toward the metaphysical and creative arts, beginning a lifelong journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. She was fascinated with the idea of personal transformation, and experimented with using the joy of music to uplift others. Any kind of live music performance delighted her- she spent time jamming with other musicians, collaborating with different bands, hanging around recording studios with session players, and visiting music clubs at night; soaking up the experiences and lessons abundant in the New York City music scene. She sought out teachers in each different musical environment, learning from the masters in each genre.
During her 20’s and 30’s, while deeply ensconced with raising a family and running her live music company in New York, Valerie was introduced to the magic of Sedona, Arizona. Feeling the inspiring energy and the 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 and colleagues to experience the powerful energy of Sedona, wanting every project to be infused with the creative potential that Sedona represented for her. While continuing to broaden her reach as a guitarist and a musical creator of live events, Valerie came to understand of the power of mindful living, clear communication and self-responsibility. After completing a three-year course of study in Mind Body Spirit Psychotherapy, she used these concepts to navigate life as a parent, a band leader, a conscious entrepreneur, and a writer/composer.
Participating in the growing global conversation about uplifting our world with peace, compassion and love has become her life’s work. And through her music, Valerie offers vibrations bringing us closer to Oneness.
In addition to her meditation music, look for her new band, SPIRIT JAM, where Valerie and friends create a platform for upliftment, celebration, ecstatic expression and the sharing of a common goal; our world in love and at peace!
Awards and Affiliations
"Healing Music Volume 2" by Valerie Romanoff won "Best New Age/ World Fusion" music by the Zone Music Reporter; won GOLD for "Best Meditation Music" and SILVER for "Best World" by The Coalition for Vision Resources. the album was nominated for "Best New Age Album" by the Independent Music Awards. Her song "Om Shanti Shalom," a collaboration with 101 year old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch (1918-2020), was nominated for Best Spoken Word by the Global Peace Songs. Valerie is a member of NARAS (National academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists ). She is a member if ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Producers) and she is proud to be WORLD CHANGER in the Wellness Universe
Causes and Organizations
During the Corona Virus lockdown, Valerie has been performing and hosting , a bi-weekly show of Musical Meditation and STILL CHILL THRILL on the Awake TV Network, as well as on Facebook. She has been a guest speaker and performer on many Global Events of inspiration and wisdom; Saturday Night Alive for the Global Peace Tribe, the HeartH Star Festival, the Global Gathering, World Unity Week. Valerie was recently interviewed by Shawn Stokes on Women of Art and by Cindy Paulos on KAOI Radio in Hawaii. She is currently planning her involvement in September's "PEACE TRAIL" activities in Sedona, Arizona which will be produced by Shey Khandro
Certifications and Credentials
Valerie completed a 3 year course in "Mind Body Spirit Psychotherapy" in 2000, at the Institute for Full Permission Living in New York City. This course of study blended the psychology work of Alexander Lowen, Willhelm Reich, Fritz Perls, John Pierrokas, Core Energetics, and the teachings of the Pathwork Lecture series as channeled by Eva Pierrokas.