Under the guidance of Doris Morioka, she completed the Certificate of Merit Program through the Whittier Branch of Music Teacher's Association in 1983, earning numerous awards and honors for her talent.
Paula is known for her ability to play virtually any style of music, ranging from jazz standards, contemporary, classical, rock, pop, Broadway, country, and all points in between. Complete Song List Her passion always remains the softer, more soothing melodies that she loves to create.
Paula's original instrumental CD "A Ray of Hope" grabbed the attention of Internet Radio stations, and many songs have made it to the top 100 new age charts. In 2008, the song "Lost Love" was nominated for best new age instrumental by the JPF Music Organization. In 2014, the song "I Can't Imagine" made it to number 1 new age charts.
"Contemporary Classical" is the term Paula likes to use when describing her favorite style of music to play. In 2018, Paula released "Sea of Dreams" a collection of her favorite instrumental music. It includes music from David Lanz, David Benoit, Yiruma, and others.
Paula treasures the timeless pieces from the classical period. In 2019, she released "Classics of the Heart", a collection of favorites that she learned from her piano training from Mrs. Doris Morioka and from her mother.
During the Corona-virus pandemic, Paula hosted "virtual piano bar" online. She took requests via social media and email. Late 2020, she released "Piano Bar Classics", which includes her most requested songs during the shut down.
Paula has been blessed to be work with some incredible talent. "Living In Harmony", which was released in 2021, is a compilation of some of the artists she has been able to work with over the years. Featuring Jessica Hayes, Ashley and Roberta Heim, Kristina Rasband, and AnAhi Rodriguez.
Paula lost her husband in 2021, and with the help of her niece Riannon Canestrelli, she released the album "Love is Forever", a collection of some of Mark's favorite Celtic songs. Dedicated with love to Mark Cloud.
"Lost in Thought" is a collection of original instrumentals that were composed to soothe the soul and calm the spirit. Released in 2021.
Paula's Holiday Music Standards collection, includes musical styles of Jazz, classical, and contemporary. "A Jazzy Christmas", "A Classical Christmas", "A Peaceful Christmas" and "A Thankful Christmas", are all available for purchase.