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Paula C Snyder as "Grandma Paula" offers a back-to-basics approach in kids entertainment and creative play.  Grandma Paula performs nostalgic kids favorites (songs you and your parents may remember), original songs for kids, and engages children in creative/imaginative play, sing-along, dance, simple games, and related activities.

A soft mix of serious and silly, Grandma Paula's personality is warm & approachable. She self-accompanies her vocal music with acoustic guitar for up-close & personal engagement. (She also self-accompanies with piano.)  Utilizing available tools & supplies, Grandma Paula often creates as she goes!


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What They Are Saying About Grandma Paula

2ND BIRTHDAY: "Great with the kids!  Grandma Paula visited our home for our son's second birthday. She kept kids in rapture for over 30 minutes (and several of them wanted more!). My 7 year old niece was also thrilled the entire time, so the entertainment is for all ages. I highly recommend Grandma Paula for any of your events or parties where you want high energy, good quality musical entertainment."  ~J Harp, Durham NC (5 of 5 star rating on 2/20)


1ST BIRTHDAY: "Everyone enjoyed the music!  We had Grandma Paula for my daughters 1st birthday and Grandma Paula performed a perfect mix to keep the kiddos entertained and the adults! She even created a song just for our daughter. Would recommend for a little ones party." ~ S Parsatoon, Raleigh NC (5 of 5 star rating on 12/19)

SPECIAL PUBLIC EVENT:  "Thank you, Grandma Paula, for a great performance at our park's recent special event for children. The audience loved your performance and we truly appreciate how easy you were to work with, how prompt you were with responses, and how self-sufficient you were during the event. You helped make our special event that much more special for all who attended!" ~ K Peters, Raleigh NC (5 of 5 star rating on 5/19)

GREAT 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!  "We celebrated our son's 4th birthday party recently and had a great time thanks to Grandma Paula.  She played great songs to keep the kides engaged and everyone had a blast!" ~ L Sherer, Raleigh NC (5 of 5 star rating on 2/19)

GIRL SCOUT CAMP: "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......" ".....the girls had a fantastic time creating their own moves and lyrics they co-wrote and could remember!"....."It was AMAZING, and we couldn't be happier......"  "Grandma Paula engaged .....girls (5-14)....." - S Byrd, Cary (5 OF 5 star rating on - See full text there)


1ST BIRTHDAY: "Fun and engaging music for children!  We hired Grandma Paula for a first birthday and we were very pleased with her addition to the party." ~ B Harris, Raleigh NC (5 of 5 star rating on GigSalad 10/17)

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM "The children love her!  Grandma Paula does a great job of coming up with a creative way to get the children into music that matches our theme. Our 6 week olds- pre-k children laugh a lot while she is with them and go home talking about her." ~ B Atkins, Goddard School, Wake Forest, NC (4.8 of 5 star rating on GigSalad - event 6/15)

3RD BIRTHDAY: "Grandma Paula was a big hit!! This was the perfect party/active entertainment! The kids danced and sang from afar!!!!  We would highly recommend her!" ~ J Lauer, Raleigh NC (5 of 5 star rating on GigSalad 10/17)

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: “We and our kids really enjoyed your program.  You have a great talent for writing kids’ music.  Thank you so much.” ~ The Zogry Family, Raleigh, NC

KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTY: "Grandma Paula came to our event on time. She conveyed all the details before hand. We were able to talk to her before the event so we could discuss party details. She engaged the kids very well! Everyone, including parents, had a great time!" ~ V. H., Cary NC (7/16), 5 OF 5 Star rating on

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE “You have a great voice & such fun, upbeat songs,  My kids were entertained!” ~ A. Gourley, Raleigh, NC

DUAL BIRTHDAY "We hired Grandma Paula to perform at our little girls (2 and 4 years old) birthday party and it was a huge success.  We couldn't be happier! Paula is amazing, very creative, dynamic, lovable, talented - all the kids and parents had a lot of fun with her."  T Brizzotti, Morrisville, NC (10/12/14)

2ND BIRTHDAY "We had Grandma Paula perform for our daughter's 2nd birthday party and the kids loved it,  all of them were dancing and smiling the whole time.  Her songs were upbeat and interactive.  She was great on getting in touch with me for booking and kept in touch with me to make sure the song selection we picked were still my daughters favorites.  This was the perfect entertainment for the birthday party." ~ M., Raleigh, NC

KID'S BIRTHDAY "Hi, Paula! You did a great job at the party....The kids that really seem to enjoy music enjoyed your songs and being able to play your guitar. Thanks again... :)"  ~ A. Whitlock, Raleigh, NC