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Paula C Snyder - Versatile Entertainment for Festivals, Markets, Wineries, Fundraisers, Open Houses, Grand Openings, and More:
  Indoors  ♦  Outdoors  ♦  Amplified  ♦  Acoustic  Paula C Snyder at Downtown Cary Farmers Market

  •  Select Live Music (Vocal/Piano, Vocal/Guitar for adults, kids, or mixed crowds), Speaking/MC Services, Custom Poetry/Gift Presentations, Workshops/Team Building, or a combination (**limitations may apply)
  • Wide Range of Versatile Songs/Theme Programs
  • Customized Speaking Topics
  • Creatively Designed To Suit Your Event and Attendees 
  • Paula Dresses Formally or Casually to Match Your Event/Venue
  • Available and Responsive to Questions/Concerns
  • Free Consultation


Please contact Paula to answer questions and discuss options to meet your vision.

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**Notes:  Paula can provide a variety of customizations for your programming.  Always a creative problem-solver & brain-stormer, she is sure to come up with some very relevant ideas to match your vision.  (See references/testimonials for a variety of situations here on the site.)  Paula takes care to accept dates that are well suited to her experiences and abilities.  If she feels she is not a good match, Paula will be glad to share ideas on how you can otherwise meet your vision, and make referrals (if known).  Whether using music, or speaking, or a combination of both, Paula wants to walk away with happy customers and good references.  Fees for services will depend on the location/venue, travel, equipment set up needed, customization/research/pre-planning necessary, ability to sell her own merchandise (public markets/festivals/events), etc.  Paula has a portable keyboard, indoor & outdoor speakers, and other necessary gear to utilize for various situations.  She can provide her services acoustically or in various levels of amplified sound (from conversational level to show presence), though in large outdoor venues or conference halls, may ask to utilize available equipment.  A deposit and signed contract will be expected upon commitment in most cases.

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Upcoming Events

Fri Jan 19 @ 2:15PM - 03:15PM
Paula performs at Carolina Point

Tue Jan 23 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
Paula performs at Val's Morehead

Tue Jan 23 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Paula performs at Val's Brookhaven

Wed Jan 24 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Paula performs at Springmoor Stewart Health Ctr

Thu Jan 25 @12:00AM

Fri Jan 26 @12:00AM

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What They Are Saying About Paula C. Snyder

GREAT GATSBY ERA EVENT: "Paula was fantastic!  A real pleasure to work with and a simply beautiful voice with range to work in just about any music genre." ~ T Davis, Clayton, NC (3/2017) 5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT: "Great Presentation!  Paula spoke to the North Raleigh Rotary Club and did an outstanding job. She spoke about finding your passion and used music to make the presentation entertaining as well as educational. I really appreciate her story and her performance. By the end of the speech, she had all of us singing!" (5 of 5 star review on Thumbtack.com) "Paula spoke at my Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, on finding your passion. She did an outstanding job with the presentation. She incorporated music, and was really did a great job. I blinked and she was wrapping up, she really engaged me!" (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com) ~ (3/2017) J Potts, Raleigh NC

CREATIVE KIDS GROUP PROJECT: "When I initially asked Grandma Paula to help with a program for our music-themed day camp, I wasn't really sure what I was asking for......" "What Grandma Paula came up with blew me away, and the girls had a fantastic time creating their own song, complete with dance moves and lyrics they co-wrote and could remember!"....."It was AMAZING, and we couldn't be happier with how things turned out."  "Grandma Paula engaged with the girls (ages 5-14)"....."and really helped to bring the girls' camp experiences full circle. I'd highly recommend Grandma Paula for any unique musical experience for groups large or small!" - S Byrd, Cary (5 OF 5 star rating on GigSalad.com - See full text there)


75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SERENADE WITH VERSES TO GO POEM: "I contacted Paula less than a week before my brother's 75th birthday, with the hopes of surprising him with some music at his home in Raleigh, N.C. Paula checked her schedule, found she had an opening that day, and immediately began preparations. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm combined to create appropriate celebration music, and a tailored poem. She was thoughtful and considerate, and professional, which all made for an excellent, memorable performance. Glad I was able to make a connection with her." ~ K Pates, Sun City, AZ (12/2015 - 5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)


SERENADE WITH VERSES TO GO: "Memorable Birthday Surprise!  Paula went above and beyond my expectations to create a very personal and heart warming birthday surprise. She was attentive, punctual, extremely detail oriented, adaptable, and sings beautifully! Wonderful experience, thank you Paula." ~ M Williams, Raleigh NC (12/2015 - 5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

SPEAKER: "Paula was keynote speaker for our state organization of activity professionals. She energized our group and brought insight and understanding into what we do for our seniors. Her musical talents gave our session an extra lift and I am very happy she was part of our conference."  M Guy (NCAPA Conference) 10/2015 (5 star review on Thumbtack.com)

SINGING TELEGRAM: "Paula is amazing! I could not be happier with Paula. I contacted her on relatively short notice to serenade, if you will, my wife on our anniversary at her work, let me just say Paula was amazing. She took a lot of time with me to find the perfect songs to sing, she did an absolutely amazing performance for Kerry and even called me after to wish us a happy anniversary. Paula is a class act. Her talent and passion for what she does is unmatched. I would recommend her without a second thought. She made a beautiful lasting memory for us, and I could not be more grateful!" 5 of 5 Star review through Gigsalad.com, ~K Williams, Durham, NC (10/2015)


SENIOR COMMUNITY PROGRAM: "Great Show!  The song list Paula prepared was very appropriate for the residents to hear familiar songs and even sing along. Her performance was enjoyed by all and they requested another performance before she had even left the building. We will definitely have Paula back for another show!" (5 of 5 star review through GigSalad.com) ~ J Martin, Pinehurst, NC (8/2015 event)

SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAM: "Just wanted to thank you AGAIN for the Marvelous Performance, enjoyed SO VERY MUCH by all present!!! Your “Musical Tour Across America” took us back w/so many fun songs … and some even BEFORE our time, but we still knew them!!! Folks were singing along, albeit quietly, in remembrance. Your delightful voice range amazes; your versatility w/genre delights! You’re the WHOLE PACKAGE and we love you!!!" ~M Weiler, Wakeminster Baptist Church, Senior Ministry, Raleigh NC (7/2015)

SINGING TELEGRAM with VERSES TO GO: "Fantastic all the way around!  Paula did a wonderful job for me. I had her sing a love song to my girlfriend at work, and Paula even offered to write a custom poem using some of the highlights from our relationship. I literally couldn't have asked for more.  Then to top it off, Paula was involved in a car accident on the way to her performance... but somehow she managed to find a ride and still get there the same day to make sure it went according to plan.  It doesnt get more professional than that, you just dont find service and dedication like that anywhere anymore. I was extremely happy, and so was the girlfriend. It was perfect."  (5 of 5 star review through GigSalad.com) ~ J Albritton, High Point, NC  6/2015

SINGING PRESENTATION with VERSES TO GO: "FANTASTIC!  Paula was AWESOME. We contacted her during the week of our event and she still managed to write INCREDIBLE verses all about my mother and sing some of my mother's favorite songs. She is diligent, competent, entertaining, extremely talented as a pianist, guitarist, singer and writer, and she made my Mother's 80th birthday EXTRA special. Her fees were more than reasonable. It was just an AMAZING experience and we would recommend her very highly! Thanks again Paula for a memorable experience!" (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com) ~ P Logan, Roanoke, VA (2/2015 - Chapel Hill NC event)

ANNIVERSARY: "I had Paula play for my 10-year wedding anniversary dinner (audience of 2). She not only played all requested songs, she took the time to learn the music and lyrics for my special requests. She turned up on time and played two straight hours on a night of a predicted snowstorm. True entertaining professional. Highly recommend Paula." (5 of 5 star rating on Thumbtack.com) ~ P Mitchell  Cary, NC 2/2015

OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY: "My wedding ceremony was definetly enhanced by Paula's beautiful music. She was very helpful during the decision making process and was even willing to learn a new song! I highly recommend her services."  (5 of 5 star rating on Thumbtack.com) L R Jordan, Bride (7/2014), Raleigh, NC

WEDDING REHEARSAL & CEREMONY: "You were amazing!" "We loved your services & music.  The detail that was helpful to us was providing a list of songs/music in your book of work when we started.  It helped us understand where to start.  Your customer service & attention to detail (follow up emails, access to you for questions and contract information) was exceptional & better than any other vendor we hired."   "I am more than happy to pass your name on..."  K Hepp, bride (5/2014), Raleigh, NC

MILESTONE BIRTHDAY: "Paula.....played the piano and sung at a 90th birthday party for my grandmother.  She was truly a delight to work with, had a very impressive repertoire and did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd consisting of people of all ages - dancing toddlers to humming and toe tapping senior citizens singing along with her.  Paula has a beautiful voice and kept everyone thoroughly engaged for more than an hour......had a wonderful sense of the crowd.....went above and beyond to take requests from Broadway and other genres and played all of our favorites.  She is clearly a very talented musician and vocalist.  I would highly recommend Paula.....for any event where you wish to have wonderful music and great entertainment for guests of any age!" (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com) ~K Fried, Florida resident - Cary, NC event


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"Paula recently played the piano and sung at a 90th birthday party for my grandmother.  She was truly a delight to work with, had a very impressive repertoire and did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd consisting of people of all ages - dancing toddlers to humming and toe tapping senior citizens singing along with her.  Paula has a beautiful voice and kept everyone thoroughly engaged for more than an hour.  She absolutely made our special event even more special with her beautiful singing and music.  Paula really had a wonderful sense of the crowd and kept everyone thoroughly engaged and entertained. She went above and beyond to take requests form Broadway and other genres and played all of our favorites.  She is clearly a very talented musician and vocalist.  I would highly recommend Paula, without hesitation, for any event where you wish to have wonderful music and great entertainment for guests of any age!" ~K Fried, Florida resident - planned event in Cary, NC)

SENIOR COMMUNITY: “You really are a fantastic “show lady”!  You have a wonderful talent of involving your audience and allowing them to participate with you!  You also have a gift to be able to “know your audience” and your song selection and “theme” shows really hit the mark with your audience!!  We love you!!!"  ~M Hall, Raleigh area Activities Director

WEDDING VOW RENEWAL & RECEPTION: "Thanks for making our special day even better.  You have been blessed with a real talent that brings joy to those you share it with." ~ B & T Janowski, Clayton NC

DOWNTOWN CARY FARMER'S MARKET: "I want to again say thank you very much for the great concert on Saturday.  I heard so many people comment on how good you were.  The variety of musical styles was excellent and you do have a wonderful voice and singing style." ~P Shepard, Cary NC

“I wanted you to know that I did listen to your performance on FM 88.9 last Sunday & I thought your performance was superb. I enjoyed the selection of songs you played and the interaction you had with the announcer....You do have a special talent for song writing and vocal performance and I wish you much success in the future.”   ~J Price, Zebulon, NC  2/2008


“I listened to the songs....VERY GOOD MUSIC!!! YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VOICE!!!! I like the arrangements, and the whole album is a winner! Wow, you've done well!”   ~C Chandlee, New Mexico fan

LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: "Beautiful Music!"  ~P Autry, Raleigh, NC

“I can't thank you enough for coming and participating in our event! Everyone raved about your music and our customers really enjoyed themselves. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events. Please let me know if you need anything in the future.”  ~K Kanzig, Raleigh NC

“Paula's performance of her original love songs just before Valentine's Day provided ambient music for our bookstore that worked wonderfully for our audience. Her friendly presentational style and heartfelt lyrics make her a very sincere and genuine performer. She is passionate about her music, and it shows.” ~L Miller, Raleigh, NC

LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: "Beautiful music!  Loved it."   ~T Griffith, Durham, NC

LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: "You are fantastic!  I loved all your stories..."  ~J Reid, Raleigh, NC

LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: "Enjoyed every moment!   Great variety..."  ~D Wertis, Raleigh, NC

LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: "Paula weaves magic with words & notes."  ~S Hodge, Raleigh, NC


LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: “Great music: lyrics & melodic voice!  Lovely!” ~G Samuels, Durham, NC

LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: “Beautiful voice and wonderful disposition” ~C Tucker, Raleigh,


LIVE PERFORMANCE PATRON: “Tremendous versatility. Full spectrum of music from blues, folk, jazz, and nostalgic favorites”   ~J Martin, Cary, NC