Paula is an absolutely fabulous teacher for both performance and vocals. She’s honest, dedicated and motivational. She really makes an effort to get to know her students so that each lesson is individualized and personal. You come out of each session feeling like you’ve learnt something more about both music and yourself. She focuses on bringing out the real ‘you’ into every part of a performance. She teaches you how to make the performance sincere to watch yet comfortable to perform. Her vocal exercises are phenomenal. Personally, she’s given me an overall confidence in my voice that I can apply to both performing and recording. She has outstanding credentials which she applies to her teaching regularly. It makes you really trust her advice and tactics. Paula has given me the abilities and confidence to pursue my singing goals. She is a mentor.
I would recommend her as a vocal/performance instructor for anyone who LOVES music and who can’t live without having singing, performing, and music in his/her life.
Paula has a very unique way of teaching. From my very first day she was very patient with me and seemed to be teaching me more about how to position my entire body to let different sounds come out freely (sounds that I never knew were even possible for me to sing, by the way). Who knew there was more to singing than just singing?! One thing that I thank her for is for being humbly honest, helpful, and patient. Paula has most definitely given me more than I expected. I feel like I went from beginner to pro in just 4 hrs. If anyone is in need of a fantastic vocal coach Paula is a number one pick.
Brampton ON - Singer
I improved so much since Paula has been my teacher even though I already had ten years of singing experience. She listened to my style of singing. We were able to work on both techniques and interpretation which really helped me to improve on all aspects of my singing. Finally, she was able to point out where my qualities were and what defaults I should work on. I did notice improvements day by day which made my motivation go up day by day. I couldn't be more grateful than that day I met Paula!
Singer songwriter, Europe and Canada
I have been with Miss G for 2 years and I have to say that in all my searches for a great vocal coach she is the best I’ve ever had. I have had coaches from New York, London and Germany. I even tried two so called good coaches in Toronto who has all the celebrities but she just has something special in how she teaches. She get’s results. My voice changed in less then 4 lessons. Actually it changed the first day but I really started noticing results very early. She has the beauty (inside and out), technique and passion for the voice that I’ve never seen. I searched for her and found her and I’m so happy. But most of all that impresses me is that she is humble and has the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard. She is an inspiration because she not only talks the talk she walks the walk as a singer and an artist. She should be a superstar in her own right and sometimes I feel guilty thinking why is she teaching me and she should be out there in the world showing her gift. But I’m lucky to have her so far… You are the best Paula.
Toronto/New York - Aspiring Pop Diva
What can I say about Paula G.? She is just so inspirational as a singer and a teacher. She is probably one of the best singers I’ve heard in my life and she is so connected as a teacher to her students. She really wants the best for your voice and as a person. I went to school at U of T for voice and she taught me more in 2 sessions then I learned in 4 years. It’s how she approaches singing and why she sings. Her technique is sound but unique at the same time. My voice is fuller, more powerful and clearer then I’ve ever had it and I was already trained. The only way I can describe it is that she put soul into my voice. I’ve always loved soulful artist but I didn’t learn that in school just classical. But Paula has both classical training but with all her years of experience singing R&B, Gospel and Jazz she can form my voice to any of those genres. She really is a genius at what she does. Thanks Paula for the love and giving me the voice of my dreams.
Toronto - Singer/Student
I am one of Paula's students and I must say, she is an amazing vocal coach and friend!! She takes the time out to be a friend and not just a teacher. Her skills are extraordinary and it is quite obvious when she is teaching that she has a passion for what she does. She goes the extra mile when it comes to her students and their vocal needs and aspirations. She knows I am striving to become a major recording artist and she has helped me in all aspects in terms of telling me the truth about recording contracts, managers and agents, tips on what to look out for. In addition, she has introduced me to people that can help me out and she never stops rooting for me. She doesn't just work on your vocal chords with you; she also works on artist development!! In my first few weeks with Paula I was hitting notes that I never even thought I could hit!! With her teaching me how to breathe correctly, her teaching has allowed me to open up correctly and produced the correct notes, sound and pitch!!!! I've improved 100% since starting lesson with Paula and she is one of the best vocal coaches in the world. Thanks for all your help Paula and I love you soo much!!!
R&B Singer and Actress
Thank you Paula for helping me get into The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York in only a couple of sessions. I have no words to thank you enough for all you have done for me. I learned so much from you and you are truly a wonderful person!
Hey Paula, thanks for your professional direction and helping my voice go from ok to really good in a few months. I feel I won’t hurt myself when I’m singing on stage because you taught me good technique and how to save my voice. Now I can reach those high notes with power and projection. My girlfriend loves my voice now.
Toronto - Independent Artist/ Rock Singer
I had been falling through traps for 6 years with other vocal instructors who claim they are the best of the best and things were not going as I planned. I knew I had a voice but I didn't know how to access it or show it's potential and neither did my ex vocal instructors. Luckily I found Paula's website and started lessons as soon as I could. After a month I noticed a major difference, I was not using my throat as often, which was one of my biggest issues, my cords were compressing more naturally getting me to do sounds that I had never been able to do before. After being with her for 6 months I built the confidence to recorded my first song at an actual studio, which had always been one of my goals/dreams. I am also more confident with my voice which is important for an artist to have. . I'm also happy because I found a singing teacher who is willing to keep up with my determination of become a recording artist in the future. I always look forward to my next lesson continue my fast vocal growth.
Toronto - Aspiring Singer
I met Miss G (Paula Griffith) about 12 years ago. I instantly was drawn to the quality of her singing. It absolutely touched my heart. In the years that I lived in Toronto, I would have Paula over to our home for our musical entertainment extravaganzas, where we invited both professional artists to participate. Paula was consistently one of the (if not, the) most outstanding performer. Everyone was truly in awe of her talent and her presence on stage.
Circumstances brought changes in my life and I eventually settled in Florida and re-married in 2006. The very first arrangement I immediately made was to book Paula to sing at the wedding ceremony. I would not settle for anybody else. We had to work through many situations and schedules to make sure she could fly to Palm Beach from Canada for this important event in my life. I was happy and honored to treat her as the professional artist that she was and covered all her costs and fees, and made sure she was comfortable and cared for.
My family and friends are still talking and raving about her amazing performances both at the wedding ceremony and at the reception. She definitely added a touch of something very special. And the memories we treasure would not be the same without Paula's participation.
I am very grateful to Paula for our friendship and for her professionalism. And I certainly wish her more and continued success in all her endeavors and future projects.
Cecilia A. Briggs
Professional Commercial/Fashion Model and Beauty Consultant
My name is Treson, I am a singer/songwriter in Toronto, I have worked with Paula on different occasions, a few of those being events that Paula herself has organized and effectively promoted. Paula is a professional at what she does, organized and innovative and an incredible vocalist.
Reggae/Folk/Soul Recording Artist and Songwriter
I had an audition for a very challenging position, with very little experience and a long way to go. After only one session with Paula, and by using the warm-up techniques she taught me, I was able to perform with a much improved confidence and consistent quality that helped me win the audition. Thanks, Paula!”
Paula .G. is a great soulful and emotional singer. She is a joy to work with and is a beautiful spirit and voice. Her humanity speaks with every word sung.
Keyboaard/Recording ManagerCosmo Music, FN Music, Composer/Studio Consultant
I had an audition in New York for an independent record label and I only had 2 months to get ready with my demo. Paula was in the studio with me and not only did she make a believer out of me but from my whole band. They heard me do recordings before and the new ones with Paula’s training are night and day. Not only did my voice have more power, depth, range and purity but she taught me how to sing with emotion and pulled out the best parts of my voice that made it a signature sound. There are no words that can express what Paula has done for me. She is a great teacher and she takes you to a higher level with fun and precision. What a gift she has! Anyway I got the deal and I was signed!!! Thanks Paula for making my dreams come true, you are amazing!
Toronto, New York, London - Singer, Musician, Recording Artist
Paula is a seasoned and inspiring performer who captivates her audience no matter the setting or genre of music. As a fellow performer at 2007’s Artists for Arthritis fund raiser, it was a joy not only to work with Ms Griffith but also to watch her in action. Her vocals and emotive ability command the attention of the room and she understands what it takes to help others hone these skills. I could not recommend Paula more highly as a teacher and performer.
Miss G is the best vocal coach I’ve ever had in my life. My voice has grown so much. In a few weeks I noticed an amazing change. She told me it would start to change with her techniques in about 4 lessons. I was a bit skeptical because I wasn’t a great singer or anything so I just thought that can only happen with good singers. But I was pleasantly surprised when one day my voice just had this power and range. Paula is very particular when she is coaching you and tells you directly what is wrong like a good vocal doctor. She can diagnose what is wrong and can probably answer any of your vocal issues and fix it. My friends and family have noticed the big change. One day I was singing and my mom said she couldn’t believe how much different my voice was and she said she wanted to meet this woman who was changing my voice so much. That made me feel so good people can see my progress all thanks to the wonderful Miss G.
Pickering ON - Gospel/R&B singer
I have worked with Miss G on several occasions. As far as I am concerned, she is an incredible Vocalist and creates wonderful harmonies. She strives for excellence in her music and always brings out the best in the people she works with. Working with her has certainly stepped up my own level of musicianship and I thank her for that. She is always my first call if I need a vocalist for a 'live performance or studio work.
Jazz/ Blues/ Swing Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Paula is an incredible vocal teacher. She knows what she is doing. She is gentle but firm and she changes your voice like an expert sculptor. Her voice is so pure and full that she inspires me to be a better singer. My voice changed so quickly with her methods I couldn’t believe how clear, free and full my voice felt. She really has a great technique using the Bel Canto style blended with her own unique exercises. I admire her as a powerful woman and value her expertise.
Brampton ON - Jazz Singer
Paula graciously performed at our annual fundraising Gala and she awed the audience with her soulful vocals. Not only is she a terrific vocalist, she has a kind heart and we are grateful for her support.
Executive Director Eppleworth Adult Centre
Thanks Paula for helping me get that audition only after 4 quick sessions. You’re amazing!
Toronto - Independent Artist/Liberty Records
I can do R&B riffs now!!! I'm so excited! Paula is the vocal master!