Animal Benefit Weekend 
Day 2

peace4 paws presents...............

Speech Level Singing Intro & Applications Workshop with Linda Balliro

Saturday, April 27, 3 – 5:30 pm.

Westwood Music Studios

190 Westwood Avenue

Westwood, New Jersey

Audit $30, Perform $60

Peace4paws welcomes ages 8-80, beginner to professional level singers, as well as pure beginners, to learn practical tools immediately applicable to their singing. Following a short lecture/demonstration, participants will work with Linda on technique or repertoire.  Auditors can observe the process and ask questions. 

Linda Balliro maintains a Level 3 certification as a Speech Level Singing instructor, a rigorous training & evaluation program developed by Seth Riggs, the voice teacher of stars like Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Ozzy Ozborne, Liza Minelli, Natalie Cole, Cher, Prince, Michael Jackson & more.

A reception will follow where you can speak with Linda, the other singers, representative from peace4paws and Mike Stabler from the Kindness Ranch.  The benefiary of this event is the Kindness Ranch www.kindnessranch.org.

Linda Balliro

Ms. Balliro graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. She also studied and performed in Central Europe for over a decade. Including concert, church, and opera performance.  She began her teaching career on the voice faculty of Vienna Conservatory in the Musical Theater Department.  She maintains Level 3 certification as a Speech Level Singing Instructor, a rigorous training and evaluation program developed by Seth Riggs. Her students include classical, musical theater, singer/songwriter and rock musicians, many of whom are performing regularly in the US and Europe. Several of Ms. Balliro's students are also training to be vocal instructors. 

Linda Balliro maintains a private studio in Boston, teaching a diverse group of students in person and via SKYPE: classical, singer/songwriters, broadway, jazz and rock singers, including Mike Gordon, bassist with PHISH.  Linda has been personally trained and certified by Seth Riggs for over five years.  Linda, an 11 year vegan, is very happy to support peace4paws in it's efforts to raise funds for sanctuary for the retired animals of research and related fields.  For more information please visit www.ballirovocalstudio.com.  

Seth Riggs

In the middle of his concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, superstar Stevie Wonder stopped the show to acknowledge a man who has had much to do with the success and longevity of his vocal career. He wasn't referring to his manager or record producer. He was referring to Seth Riggs - his voice teacher. 

Seth Riggs is considered by many to be the best and most successful voice teacher in the world. No other teacher, past or present, has ever matched his phenomenal track record. His students are a veritable "Who's Who" of singers, actors, dancers, and entertainers throughout the world. 

Seth Riggs's vocal technique and the methods he uses to teach the technique were forged and tempered by the fierce demands placed on the world's top performers, who must often perform several shows a night - night after night!  His clients' voices must be able to function easily, without strain. www.sethriggs.com

Seth Riggs' Speech Level Singing Certified Instructor Level 3.5

 We are very grateful to our sponsors for Animal Benefit Weekend 2013

Animal Benefit Weekend 2013 is sponsored by 
Lewis Drugs, Westwood Pets, Open Doors, Doggie Deuce, RML and Puddy and the Beagle Boys. 

The food sponsors include Westwood’s: 
It’s Greek to Me, Your Way Café and Bakery, Pompilios, Westwood Diner and Pancake House 
and from River Vale: Crecco’s. 
Speech Level Singing: Introduction and Application Workshop
Linda Balliro, certified instructor
Regional Representative US Northeast
Seth Riggs is the "singer of stars"* and the founder of a highly influential vocal pedagogy. His approach to vocal training is directly descendant from the Schola Cantorum, a training school for the papal choir in Rome in the 17th Century.
Maestro Seth Riggs’ Speech Level Singing was forged and tempered by the fierce demands placed on the top performers of the second half of the 20th century. SLS is exceptionally adaptable to a broad range of styles, because it does not force a manufactured technique. Applied in Opera to Rock; Jazz to Pop; Musical Theatre to Rythm and Blues, over 120 Grammy award winners and 4 Metropolitan Opera National winners learned to sing with SLS and continue using the scales, tool and strategies throughout their careers. SLS is also practiced by Academy Award winning actors and industry leaders to perfect their vocal presence and empower them in speech. 

Speech Level Singing certified instructor, Ms. Balliro's teaching approach is based on over 3 decades of music education, vocal study,pedagogical studies and performing.She says:

Singers sing by feel. Just the way a pianist learns to feel the three black keys and two white keys beneath their hands, and where the string player feels along the bridge of their instrument, a singer feels the muscles of respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance, even when they have no training, education or intellectual awareness of them. The only way singers can develop new vocal habits, is to experience the feeling - rather than imagine, intellectualize, or develop a philosophy or idea, as is so often the case in today’s voice teaching. So the challenge of the voice teacher becomes - how to get the student to experience the most effective and efficient use of the muscles of respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance.

More Information to follow about the workshop later but spaces are limited for the class, so call Viinnie at Westwood Music Studios 201 666 2539 to reserve your space.  In this case your interest and love of music can help animals in need ---- so don't hestitate please come !!

We are very grateful to our sponsors 

Animal Benefit Weekend 2013 is sponsored by 
Lewis Drugs, Westwood Pets, Open Doors, Doggie Deuce, RML and Puddy and the Beagle Boys. 

The food sponsors include Westwood’s: 
It’s Greek to Me, Your Way Café and Bakery, Pompilios, Westwood Diner and Pancake House and from River Vale: Crecco’s.