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Valerie Sciarra: Press

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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."