PHOTOS FROM PAST PERFORMANCES
Hi, I’m Paula….
Emmy award winning Singer, Actress, Voice Teacher, Renaissance Woman. I am passionate about beauty, grace and elegance in all its manifestations - whether through singing, teaching, entertaining, or exploring the world and its many cultures.
I feel very blessed to have sung professionally on the great stages of New York City, from Radio City Music Hall all the way uptown to Lincoln Center’s New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera.
It took years of soul searching and acting classes to find my stride as a professional singer. In the process, I began to teach singing and eventually public speaking. It has always been a great honor to welcome students into my studio.
There’s a line from the King and I- “when you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught”. My students have helped me to be a better singer, performer and person. They have inspired me to create a safe haven where we explore together the depth and scope of their unique voices. We engage in theater games, experience the beauty of the vibration of sound through Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls and sing or speak from our heart.
Over the years I have grown to respect the act of singing, of communicating through words and sound, as one of the most important of human gifts. I strive to bring the Joy of Singing which I grew up with to each and every student. I consider the relationship of teacher and student as a team effort. And I consider the act of singing a healing practice.
New York City Opera(NYCO) at Lincoln Center (1984-2011)
Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (1991- 2005)
Live from Lincoln Center with New York City Opera
Madama Butterfly (2008) Emmy Award
La Boheme (2001)
Paula Bunyan (1998)
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (1992)
Magic Flute (1987)
MidAmerica Productions at Avery Fisher Hall(now Geffen Hall) Mezzo Soloist Verdi Requiem (1986)
Alvin Ailey Dance Company singing in Revelations at the Metropolitan Opera and City Center for the Performing Arts (1984-1990)
Industrial Shows for Tangerine Singers, NYC (1976) and Seyforth Labs (1979)-writer, producer, performer
Radio City Music Hall Christmas and Easter Shows(1975-1976)
Cabaret, Concert, and Oratorio in NYC from (1975-2011)
American Guild of Musical Artists from (1984 to present)-elected to and served on the National Board of Governors for 2 separate terms
Actors Equity Association from (1986 to present)
American Guild of Variety Artists from (1975-1984)
Private Voice Studio from 1978 to present
Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan- offering private voice instruction in singing and public speaking, group classes, workshops for Professionals and Hobbyists
New York Singing Teachers’ Association (2001 to present)
Served on the Board under 4 presidents, currently Co-Chair for Event Planning
Olga Forrai Foundation- Providing grants for young Dramatic Voices
Serving on the Board since December 2016
National Association of Teachers of Singing (2002 to present)