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Paula C Snyder offers quality Nostalgic Music programs for senior communities & healthcare facilities:
Boomer Communities Independent Living Assisted Living Memory Care Rehab Centers Hospitals Skilled Nursing/Health Centers Adult Day Care Hospice

  •  Paula's Vocals with Piano (your facility's) or Guitar (Paula's) **See notes
  • Show-Style Performances or Dinner Sets  (**Mother & Daughter Duet available for select & limited bookings)
  • Single Occasional Dates or Fixed Schedules
  • Fair Standard Hourly Rates (**Travel Fees may apply)
  • Reliable Advanced Planning
  • Accepts Bookings for Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays (**Holiday rates will apply)
  • Versatile Selections & Instrumentation Flexible For Specific Populations or Room Locations (Central Activity Locations or Room to Room Visits, Focused for Specific Population Engagement)

Please contact Paula with questions about programs for your community/facility or to customize a song list/theme for your special occasion/event.

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**Paula has full gear available to set up at additional charge (including portable keyboard and distance speakers suitable for large rooms or outdoors).  Paula keeps pricing fair for Senior Healthcare markets by using the available equipment, since many facilities have a piano on the premises.  When there is no piano, or the piano location/position hinders engagement, Paula uses the guitar.  She will bring in a small vocal speaker at no additional charge as needed to boost vocals over a bold/grand piano or in larger rooms.  Paula's daughter, Amber, is occasionally available to accompany Mom for some amazing vocals & harmonies on a limited basis in the local Triangle area.  Travel fees will apply outside of the immediate Triangle - ask about what range is covered - generally when greater than 30 minutes drive to/from NW Raleigh.  With a busy calendar, Paula often books more than one performance on any given date.  In particular - if possible to serve a specific geographical location in one day or overnight trip, bookings may be coordinated around that area for that date.  Holiday rates apply when bookings occur on a specific holiday date (i.e. Valentine's Day, St Patricks Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Halloween, Veteran's Day, the last 2 weeks of December before Christmas, Christmas Eve Day, and premium rate for New Year's Eve - this list is not all inclusive.) 

 

Paula knows a variety of songs from different eras (1800s to contemporary) and is always adding new material.  Here is a small sampling of cover music you might hear at Paula's Nostalgic performances:

1920s
  1930s
  1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s
Always   As Time
Goes By
 

Autumn Leaves
(English/French)

 

C'est Ci Bon
(It's So Good)
(English/French)

  Baby, I'm Yours  

Always &
Forever

Blue Skies

  Blue Moon  

Besame Mucho (English/Spanish)

 

Dream Lover

   Downtown   Bad Bad
Leroy Brown

Button Up
Your Overcoat

  Dream a Little
Dream of Me
 

Fly Me to
the Moon

 

Hot Diggety Dog Ziggety Boom

 

Feelin'
Groovy
(59th St
Bridge Song)

  Country Roads (Take Me Home)

Can't Help
Lovin'
Dat Man

 

Let's Call
the Whole
Thing Off

 

La Vie En Rose
(English/French)

 

How Much is
that Doggie
in the Window

  Hey Jude  

Joy To The
World

Carolina
in the
Morning

  Lullaby of
Broadway
  Pennsylvania
Polka
 

Kisses Sweeter
Than Wine

  Leavin' On
a Jet Plane
  New York
New York
It Had to
Be You
 

My Funny
Valentine

 

Sentimental
Journey

 

On The Street
Where You Live

  Me & Bobby McGee  

Top of
the

World

Let's Do It   Night and Day  

Time
After Time 

 

Rock Around
the Clock

  My Guy   Sing
Makin Whoopie   Over the
Rainbow
  Twilight Time
  Sway   Strangers
in the Night
  You Are So
Beautiful
Puttin On
the Ritz
  The Way You
Look Tonight
 

Tzena Tzena
Tzena
(English/Hebrew)

 

That's Amore

  Under the Boardwalk  

You Light Up
My Life

Someone to
Watch
Over Me
  You Must
Have Been
a Beautiful
Baby
  When You Wish
Upon a Star
 

What Will Be
Will Be
(Que Sera)

  What a Wonderful
World
 

You've Got
a Friend

 

Paula's repertoire includes songs from various movies & Broadway musicals like these:

 Allegro | Annie | Annie Get Your Gun | Brigadoon | Bye Bye Birdie | Camelot | Carousel | Fiddler on the Roof | Guys and Dolls | Hello Dolly! | My Fair Lady | Music Man | Oklahoma | Phantom of the Opera | Showboat | South Pacific | State Fair | The King and I | The Scarlet Pimpernel | The Sound of Music | West Side Story |

Consider some unique 1 hour (or extended) Nostalgic Theme Sets arranged by Paula:

  • "America, Going Places": A trip around the USA from "Moonlight in Vermont" to "California, Here I Come" and back again via "Take Me Home, Country Roads"  (Nothing Could be Finer than to be in Carolina......)  
  • "Exceptional Women In Music" A presentation about 5 extraordinary women performers, their impact in music, and general community.  Features Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, and Carole King...
  • "Put On A Happy Face": Music that makes you "Smile", "Sing A Song", until "Happy Days are Here Again", and you're "Feeling Groovy"!
  • "Famous Songs by Famous Crooners":  A musical journey of music sung by Rudy Vallee to the Rat Pack.
  • "Around the World in 80 Minutes":  Let's travel to some different countries and sing songs about them and with them.  Right now, the tour starts in Ireland, with stops in England, France, Austria, Holland, Israel, and Mexico.  Some of the songs are presented in the language of the country... (Time can be adjusted from 60 to 90 minutes).
  • "As Time Goes By" (Set One - From Moments to Infinity): A variety of songs that mention increments of time - from "It Only Takes A Moment" (Hello, Dolly) to the "Twelfth of Never" (as sung by Johnny Mathis)..."As Time Goes By"
  • "As Time Goes By" (Set Two - Through the Seasons) Songs for each season of the year with some surprises along the way!  Winter Scenes: like "Somewhere My Love" (aka Lara's Them from "Dr Zhivago"), The First Bird of Spring: "Red Red Robin", Sultry Summers: "Summertime" (from Porgy & Bess), and"Autumn Leaves" to represent the Fall...
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein Chronology (Set One - Musicals through the 1940s): Starting with a prelude from each writer before they became a team, we will travel with short medleys through their musicals of the 1940s (many became movies in the 1950s).  The set includes songs from "Oklahoma", "Allegro", "Carousel", "State Fair", and "South Pacific"
  • "Celebrating Male Vocalists Through the Decades": A presentation about various male vocalists in chronological order from when each started their performing careers - Includes songs from Eddie Cantor, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Gene Austin, Elvis, The Beatles, and others...
  • "Broadway & Show Tune Collections": Different presentations from collections of musicals - For instance - songs from musicals that took place in or around England or songs from musicals that included military personnnel...

 

 

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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
BUSY

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

LIVE ON WSHA RADIO: 
“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

 

LOVE TRILOGY IN ¾ TIME:   
“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

EARTH FARE MARKET & CAFE:
“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

BARNES AND NOBLE BRIER CREEK COMMONS: 
“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