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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 Housebound Patients

  • 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)
  • Private House "concerts" for house-bound individuals and Group Homes
  • 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.


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:

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

Autumn Leaves


C'est Ci Bon
(It's So Good)

  Baby, I'm Yours  

Always &

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


(59th St
Bridge Song)

  Country Roads (Take Me Home)

Can't Help
Dat Man


Let's Call
the Whole
Thing Off


La Vie En Rose


How Much is
that Doggie
in the Window

  Hey Jude  

Joy To The

in the

  Lullaby of

Kisses Sweeter
Than Wine

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

My Funny




On The Street
Where You Live

  Me & Bobby McGee  

Top of


Let's Do It   Night and Day  

After Time 


Rock Around
the Clock

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

Tzena Tzena


That's Amore

  Under the Boardwalk  

You Light Up
My Life

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

What Will Be
Will Be
(Que Sera)

  What a Wonderful

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": Songs from individual musicals, or groupings of musicals in collections - For instance - songs from musicals that took place in or around England or songs from musicals that included military personnnel...
  • "Lights, Camera, Action": Songs from movies and TV shows



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Upcoming Events

Tue Mar 09 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Paula performs at Val's Heritage Pines

Tue Mar 09 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Paula performs at Val's Morehead

Sun Mar 21 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Paula performs at Cambridge Village of Apex

Tue Mar 23 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Paula performs at Val's Dodsworth

Tue Mar 23 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Paula performs at Val's Brookhaven

Tue Mar 23 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Paula performs at Val's Morehead

What They Are Saying About Paula C. Snyder (Vocalist-Musician)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED NEIGHBOR SEND OFF: "Paula was fantastic! I hired Paula to serenade my neighbors as a social distancing going away gift! She came on a Saturday morning at 8:15 bundled up with her guitar and a beautiful voice. my neighbors were so touched it was a wonderful experience I cannot recommend her enough." ~ J Bruno, Durham NC (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED, SINGIN' THE BLUES: "Awesome surprise for my husband’s 60th birthday...Paula was a gem to work with. Her performance was not only customized to the occasion, but to my husband’s life. This will be a cherished memory for years to come." ~ P Duclos (5 of 5 star reference on GigSalad.com)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED DUAL BIRTHDAY SERENADE: "Absolutely wonderful! B, Paula was the consulate professional who made our parents socially distanced 77th birthday celebration an absolute success! She was easy to collaborate with, very responsive to all communication, and perfectly on time. She prepared every song we requested and was lovely to listen to and to work with on this surprise! We absolutely would recommend her to anyone looking for something different and special! She has a lovely voice! Thanks so much Paula and Gig Salad!" (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com) ~ H Pew, Raleigh, NC

VIRTUAL SINGING TELEGRAM!   "An amazing way to make birthdays special on Zoom...Wow! Paula went above and beyond. I worked with her to do a Birthday serenade for my Mom's Birthday that we would schedule on a family Zoom call. It was a big hit and livened up the birthday in this time we couldn't be together in person. She collected likes, info about my mom from both myself and my siblings and the songs were custom tailored to her. Everyone loved it!! I highly recommend Paula's serenade to make your nexts family birthday celebration special :)" ~ G Pum, Concord, NC (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY:  "Wonderful experience!  We booked Paula to do a surprise performance for my parent's 50th anniversary, and she was wonderful! From the beginning, Paula was extremely responsive, had great ideas and was also very open to doing whatever I wanted with regard to songs, etc. On-site, Paula performed beautifully, was very engaging with my parents and my 2 year old niece, and really made it a special experience. I highly recommend her!" ~ R Brown, New York, NY (5 of 5 Star review on GigSalad.com)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED SINGING TELEGRAM:  Very fun. Great quarantine birthday gift!  ~S Balian, Washington DC 

VIRTUAL SINGING TELEGRAM (PRERECORDED VIDEO & LIVE ZOOM APPEARANCE WITH PROGRAM KEEPSAKE): "Paula was fantastic. She was prompt at putting everything together for the event. She put a lot of extra touches in to it. She is very knowledgeable about all types of music and very talented." ~S Regilo, Reading, PA (5 of 5 stars on GigSalad.com)

SENIOR SERENADE: "Paula was great, and wonderful to work with. Very attentive....She took great care to personalize my event, and she was very timely with her communication. She went out of her way to make things work well." ~N Hall, Lynchburg, VA (5 of 5 stars on GigSalad.com)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED SINGING TELEGRAM: "Paula was fantastic!  It's clear that Paula put in a ton of work to prepare and customize the performance, resulting in a really fun and memorable experience for us." ~ M Bauer, Raleigh, NC (5 of 5 stars on GigSalad.com)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED SINGING TELEGRAM:  "Could not have been more happy with Paula!  I asked Paula to put together a short list of songs to play for my younger brothers birthday since we are all in isolation this year. She did such an amazing job and even played "You'll Never Walk Alone" which is one of our favorites being Liverpool fan's who lived in Liverpool in our childhood. My brother said she was very friendly and professional and did a wonderful job and sounded GREAT! Thank you Paula for putting such a wonderful birthday surprise together for my brother with little time to prepare ! We really appreciate your effort and hard work!!!!!!"  (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com) ~ B Willingham, Kinsgport, TN (Event in Fuquay Varina, NC)

SPECIAL EVENT RECEPTION MUSIC: "She was great!  Paula was so easy to work with!  She communicated all details well in advance and accommodated all of our needs. We would definitely use her again if an occasion arises. I highly recommend her!"  ~M Harris, Raleigh NC  (5 of 5 Star Review on GigSalad.com 3/2020)

SINGING BIRTHDAY TELEGRAM: "Excellent Preparation & Performance: Paula went above and beyond to ensure a personal poem was presented and organized directly with the venue to present the best performance. She is wonderfully organized, professional and has excellent attention to detail. She made our event an unforgettable experience. Highly recommend."  ~ A Mah, Dallas TX (event in Durham NC)  5 of 5 star rating on GigSalad.com 2/2020


ROMANTIC SERENADE: "Paula did a great job putting together a private romantic evening for my wife. Would hire her again." ~ C Williams, Durham, NC (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT - SERENADE: "Wow! Above and beyond what we were expecting!  I found Paula on GigSalad and was pleasantly surprised that she had an interest in my event and wanted to make sure she pleased the guest of honor and the entire crowd. She did just that, she went above and beyond in getting details on the guest of honor, she was organized, timely, and put on a great show for all. I would recommend Paula to anyone that is looking for that special presentation, she goes above and beyond. Thank you, Paula Snyder!" ~ S Hiett, AL (RTP NC event - 5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

"1950s Entertainment: Paula Snyder is a great performer and my participants loved her music choices. They knew all the songs she performed and enjoyed every minute of it!!" ~ A Dalton, Greensboro, NC (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

MUSIC/VOCAL ARRANGEMENT-RECORDING PROJECT: "Excellent!!! Incredible! Very easy to relate. Catches on hastily!" ~Dr. Peter H. Burgess (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com 4/19) - Listen to Dr Burgess' prophetic "Message in the Leaves" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vedD80LhIjc&fbclid=IwAR1eqaq3uY7yeMyBZ2Klb5TL0-PUOdK3BKuuv9NhXXsKJw_iW5mCIHfwHBc

95th SURPRISE PARTY!  "Paula went beyond the call of duty by learning specific songs for my event.  Her vast repertoire offered exactly what I wanted.  She complied with all my requests, was on time, pleased the crowd, and left without major disruption.  Would hire her again, for sure!" ~M Dooley, Cary NC (5 of 5 Star Rating on GigSalad.com 3/2019)

GREAT TO WORK WITH "Paula was great to work with.  She was flexible and compassionate about working with the terminally ill friend we hired her to sing for.  They felt loved.  She is a very conscientious person." ~ A Herbin (5 of 5 star rating on GigSalad.com 2/7/19)

MEMORY CAFE (Veteran's Day): "Perfect song list!  Paula entertained us with Veteran’s Day songs and other sing-a-long favorites. Very appropriate song selection and excellent rapport with the audience." ~G Vaughn (11/2018 - 5 of 5 Star Review - GigSalad.com)


CUSTOM SERENADE PROGRAM: "You made the event even more special!  My aunt's surprise 65th birthday party was out of state from a group of us.  We wanted to send something from all of us since we couldn't be there.  I didn't want the standard flowers or fruit, so I thought of a singing telegram.  This was beyond a singing telegram.  There wasn't much time due to my procrastination, but Paula put together a program that was super special!  My aunt and all the guests were so entertained!  She was so happy!  I would absolutely hire Paula again!" J Cichon, 3/2018 (5 of 5 star review on GigSalad.com)

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

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)

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 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