Valerie Sciarra
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Valerie Sciarra

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF | AFM

Brooklyn, NY | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Rockin' Moms"

Rockin' Mom
On being a full-time mother and full-time musician

The Web site Rockin’ Moms ( is dedicated to musicians who are also mothers. The site recently featured pianist, singer and composer Valerie Sciarra, who has been a Local 802 member since 2004. Sciarra has two sons: five-year-old Benny and one-year-old Damian.

Before her first child was born, Sciarra had been a musical director and pianist for theatre productions. She had also been the keyboardist and songwriter for the band 223 Park. But after she became a mom, she began rocking out as a solo singer-songwriter, while still subbing on Broadway, teaching piano and doing vocal coaching.

"I never had the guts to perform solo until my first son was born," Sciarra told Rockin’ Moms. "I hardly took myself seriously as a solo performer. My intention when I started writing pop tunes was to sell them to someone who could sing. It was under the advice of one of my mentors, Matt Keating, that I use my own voice to tell my own stories. The idea terrified me till I met my other mentor, Claudia Johnson, who helped me find my voice, literally."


"Rockin' Moms Featured Artist!"

RM: How have you made time to raise a family and pursue a passion?
VS: I have absolutely no idea… I just go moment to moment. It’s all balance...(read -


Still working on that hot first release.



Valerie Sciarra was an influential member of the indie label group 223 Park, formerly known as OTC. 2001 saw the debut of their CD, Picture of You, on Phonton Records. Valerie was responsible for co-writing and arranging most of the bandÂ’s material, as well as playing keyboard and singing back up. 223 Park has shared stages with the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Cher. On her first solo project, Moon Over Jordan, she continues to write melodic, energetic tunes with a somber twist of one who knows better. Her own influences include Melissa Etheridge, U2, Sting, and currently Eric Hutchenson and Joshua Radin are big favorites. With a vocal quality like that of Shawn Colvin and piano riffs reminiscent of Marc Cohen, this CD promises to be an exciting start for her solo career.