Born in a family of musicians, VALERIO began to play drums at the age of seven. When he was ten years old he picked up his first guitar; the beginning of a life-long love of the instrument.
The lure of music was always too powerful, leading to VALERIO studying with some of the best teachers and performers in Europe and Australia.
Today, he holds a diploma in guitar and music theory from the acclaimed “Ladybird” school of Music in his home town of Rome. He has attended master-classes with internationally renowned musicians such as Scott Henderson, Russell Ferrante and Allan Holdsworth and holds a degree in Music, Jazz Performance and History of Jazz from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).