Meet the Band
Cindy Ballaro has lived in Texas, Kentucky, Florida, and both Carolinas, but considers Charlotte home as she has been there over 25 years. She grew up singing in church choirs and singing groups. She has her BA in Arts Management, with a minor in Music from ECU.
Her “backstage” experience includes working in the areas of marketing, development and business administration for three decades, primarily in the performing arts industry.
Her “onstage” experience includes numerous solo appearances, singing with Sweet Adelines, and most recently with In-A-Chord℠.
Cindy is also a SoulCollage® facilitator, and in 2014 she developed and created NoteWorthy Workshops℠ which are a synergy of her life’s work, combining her expressive arts experience with her self-development and spiritual journey.
After a two-year stint as a Peace Corp. volunteer in Venezuela, Paul began a 25-year career at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo). He left as a senior vice president in 1997 to pursue a career dream – to become a motivational speaker. During the following 11 years, he spoke in 12 countries, wrote 4 books, authored numerous audio products and was inducted into the GetMotivation™ hall-of-fame in 2007.
Paul’s early indoctrination into and love for music came from his mom, a wonderful spirit and a pretty darn good piano player. A couple of nights a week, the entire family would gather around the piano and sing traditional Christian music as well as whatever was popular at the time. He was singing solos in church by age six and in his later teens began singing with several rock and roll bands. Somewhere along the way Paul learned to play the guitar and started writing songs.
Although Paul has been writing music since his early twenties, a few years ago he started composing a different kind of music, music that sends a universally positive message, music that Paul claims is totally Spirit-driven. In total, Paul has written well over 300 songs.
"Cindy is a passionate Sacred Activist, with a powerful and heartbreaking voice. She is a superb guide to others to help them find their true voice and enact its truth in our world. "
“Paul, your songs are good. Really good.”
— Byron Hill, Award-Winning Songwriter, Nashville, TN
“Great job! I would not be surprised if I hear this song (Walkin' in the Sunshine) on the radio, on an awards show or in a commercial someday. Go write your next hit!”
— Music City Songstar Awards Judge
“What a dynamic group is In-A-Chord! The audience was both moved to reflect on their spirituality, as well as jump up and dance. Very refreshing! Very entertaining! Very meaningful! Loads of fun! ”
— Nancy Ennis, Former Senior Minister at Unity of Charlotte