Seth Riggs

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Seth Riggs at the "Margareta Svensson Riggs and Seth Riggs Summer Vocal Workshop" in Varberg, Sweden July 26, 2013

Seth Riggs (born 1930)[1]is an American singer, actor, and vocal coach.[2][3] He has created the vocal technique "Speech Level Singing" and has worked with performers such as Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, José José, Ray Charles, Madonna, Cristian Castro, Johnny Hallyday, Sohyang, AGNEZ MO and Barbra Streisand. Riggs started singing when he was about 7 years old, joining his neighborhood choir. [4]He has been a vocal coach since 1949, serving in the Navy as a gunner.[5][6] He also conducts workshops and masterclasses around the world together with his wife, Margareta Svensson Riggs.[7][8]


  • Singing For The Stars – A Complete Program For Training Your Voice (1992, Alfred Music)
  • American Idol Singer's Advantage: Male Version (2008, Hal Leonard Corporation)


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  2. ^ "Seth Riggs Vault". Playbill. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  3. ^ New China TV (2013-09-26), Michael Jackson's teacher trains Chinese teen star, retrieved 2016-10-05
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  5. ^ Vaziri, Aidin (May 1, 2005). "A SPACEY CHAT WITH STARS' VOICE COACH". SF Gate. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  6. ^ Beale, Lauren. "Voice coach to the stars Seth Riggs lists his home and studios for sale in Hancock Park". LA Times. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  7. ^ "Seth Riggs and Margareta Svensson Riggs on New China TV".
  8. ^ "Hollywoodfru på besök i Morgonskiftet - Morgon i P4 Jönköping". Radio Sveriges. July 29, 2013. Retrieved 2016-10-05.

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