Ted Sablay Guitar Keyboard Songwriting

Guitarist/keyboardist Ted Sablay has played over 500 concerts with the Killers and teaches private online music lessons via Skype.

Theodore ‘Ted’ Sablay is an American guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist. He has completed three world tours with The Killers over the past 12 years as a contracted touring musician, playing guitar and keyboards and singing during the band’s live concerts and TV appearances. In addition to touring, Sablay works as a music teacher. Offering private guitar, piano and songwriting lessons online, he currently teaches students in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Ted Sablay was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he studied classical piano and guitar before moving to Las Vegas. In 2006, Sablay was invited by The Killers to play keyboards and guitar on their “Sam’s Town” world tour. In 2017, Sablay was asked to fill in on lead guitar on the band’s 2017-2018 “Wonderful Wonderful” world tour. In addition to working as a touring musician, Sablay has been teaching private lessons on guitar, piano, bass, music theory and songwriting for the past 10 years and continues to do so from the road.


  • Keyboards on “Sam’s Town” and “Romeo and Juliet” on the Killers’ album, Sawdust

  • Guitarist and bassist - select songs on "The Desired Effect," the 2015 solo album by Killers' singer Brandon Flowers

  • Bassist on select songs for Big Talk, the first solo album by Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci

  • Recording engineer on select songs for the Killers’ album, Day and Age

  • Consultant on Flamingo, the first solo album by Killers’ singer Brandon Flowers

  • Contributing writer for "We're Going To Hell" by the The (RED) Pack - The Killers, Bono, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, Kristen Bell, DJ Khaled, Channing Tatum, Neil Patrick Harris and Halsey.


Credit: Rob Loud

Credit: Rob Loud



  • Saturday Night Live

  • Late Night with David Letterman

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (multiple appearances)

  • Glastonbury festival

  • Royal Variety Performance

  • MTV Music Video Awards Shows (5 appearances)


  • M.S. Accounting, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

  • Dual B.A. Anthropology and Asian Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas.