Val Blaha is a musician, teacher, songwriter, poet, artist, and playwright. She has released five studio albums, including 2019’s World on Fire, and recently completed the first draft of her musical Ruby Sneakers.

Raised in southern California, Val studied piano from age 6, received numerous awards and accolades, and studied piano accompaniment at UC Santa Barbara. She earned her BA (UCSB) and MA (Western Washington University) in Anthropology. After working for an environmental non-profit in Portland, OR, she pivoted to teaching music in 2001, returned to performing in 2005, and began songwriting in 2008. In her songs, she blends her passion for truth-telling with her ear for melody.

Val lives in McMinnville, Oregon with her husband and teenage son.

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email: music at valblaha dot com


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