Q and A with Sasha Rechichi, singer and founder of the Music School of Hope

Sasha Rechichi has been a part of the local music scene for years now and teaches many students at her music school. Pic: STEWART CHAMBERS 245182_02

What do you love most about being a singer and music teacher?

What I love most about being a singer and music teacher is the way it makes me feel, music has always been my form of expression and I love seeing my students share the same passion with me.

If you had to choose, who would your three biggest musical influences be and why?

My three biggest musical influences would be Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith and Joss Stone, they are all unique in their own ways and they are very much in the style I sing in.

What was your most memorable experience (performing or generally)?

My most memorable experience performing would have to be at the coach music academy end of year showcase in 2019 because I was wearing a long sparkly dress and I was truly in my element!

What would your last meal be?

My last meal would definitely have to be a burrito bowl! I love Mexican food and I could eat it everyday.

Which six guests, dead or alive, would you invite to a special dinner party?

I would invite Sam Smith, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and Alicia Keys.

What do you love most about the Pakenham community?

What I love most about the Pakenham community is all of the families I get to meet doing the job that I do, there are so many lovely kind hearted people in Pakenham.

At school I…

… was a part of many community events, my jobs would include setting up chairs, setting up stages, setting up microphones and amplifiers and I was also a vocalist at many events.

If you could choose anywhere in the world to visit, where would you go and why?

I would love to visit Europe because of all of the yummy food and beautiful places there are, Im also half Italian so I’ve always wanted to travel around Europe one day.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Something people don’t know about me is that I love to cook, I’ve always been a massive foodie at heart! And cooking has become one of my passions.

And what’s your favourite animal and why?

My favourite animal has to be a cat because they all have a different personality and I love how soft and cuddly they are. I have two cats, their names are Tinks and Lucy.