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On-Line Master Classes and Workshops are available Internationally by appointment.
Badiene's classes or workshops are designed to address a specific level of proficiency. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are offered as well as targeted classes such as “Selling a Song” and “Audition Prep.” On-Line classes can be taken by use of www.OOVOO.com or www.Skype.com
In 1993, after an 18 month valiant battle, my precious young son, Erik Boelkow, succumbed to leukemia. Although I was contracted for performances starring as “Tosca,” the only thing I wanted to do was to honor my son’s dying wish to help children with cancer. Feeling dead inside, I was compelled to sing to raise money to help find a cure for leukemia. After my first “Erik’s Wish" concert performance, the phone was ringing off the hook with people asking if I would teach them or their child!
In 1991, Badiene's only child, Erik Emanuel Boelkow was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Erik's best chance for survival was a bone marrow transplant with marrow from a healthy donor. No donor was found and Erik died in 1993. He was only 13 years old. As a tribute to his life, Badiene created a show called "Erik's Wish."