Paddy Groenland was born in Ireland to an Irish mother and Dutch singer-songwriter father. Despite the early exposure,
Paddy – a middle child in a big family – found it challenging & sometimes painful to get heard and so, performance anxiety followed him into adulthood, despite winning scholarships to study jazz at Berklee School of Music and later, global music pedagogy at the Sibelius Academy, Finland.
Paddy now successfully leads his own group – Paj – and performs in bands like Ensemble Eriu, Rob De Boer, Aby coulibaly, Monjola and more, and is still learning & developing new skills – working with audio production & podcasting Paddy can offer specialised audio & broadcasting requirements.
Through his lived experience of requiring a balance of singing technique & support, and in balancing a busy performance career with teaching, Paddy resonates with singers who feel held back by performance expectations and challenges of bringing their inner voice to the public arena. Paddy has studied CVT (complete vocal training) and privately with vocal coach Judith Mok, and is a Fulbright scholar.