About Us

ABOUT PARDALIS STUDIO

Pardalis Studio of Music Performing Arts creates a diverse musical community that is rich with culture and social responsibility. We promise to give, each and every one of our students a solid foundation, and equal and professional training in his or her artistic discipline. Through the study of the arts, we help our students develop an informed and inquiring mind that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

APPLY FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIP

Pardalis Studio of Music Performing Arts offers a scholarship.  Please apply by filling in the PDF and emailing it to us with all attachments (or mailed to us with everything included in the envelope) by September 1st, 2017.  No late entries please!

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MISSION STATEMENT

Pardalis Studio for Music and Performing Arts creates a diverse artistic community that is rich with culture and social responsibility.

In our education department, we promised to give each and everyone one of our students a solid foundation, equal, and professional education in his or her discipline. Through the study of the arts, we help our students develop an informed and inquiring mind that will help them become the leaders of tomorrow.

The mission of our entertainment department is to create and provide outstanding professional consulting services and distinguished instruction to our clients in a wide range of the art industry disciplines, including, but not limited to; artist development, marketing promotions, advertising intellectual property, publishing, touring, distribution, producing, and merchandising, along with advance career guidance and direction. We strive to create the highest possible level of Client achievement through inspiration and steadfast marketing techniques.

Natalia Pardalis, BPA/BARTS/RMT/PTF
Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Educator
Natalia has graduated from  several musical training programs in both performance and arts education, as well Natalia has her Bachelor of Performing Arts degree (Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara College and Vancouver Community College) – the first of its kind in Canada. In June 2013, Natalia completed the first level of the ARCT diploma with honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Natalia’s vast performance experiences include Trinity Western University’s gigs with Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra which she lends experience and knowledge to aspiring artists. Having studied with the best of the best, Natalia’s teachers included Ron Moir, Ay Lang Wang, Chad Louwerse, Ingrid Suderman, jazz sensation Dee Daniels, and international opera singer Joseph Store.

Natalia is an award-winning artist. Last year, Natalia along with a group of friends won three awards (Critic’s Choice, People’s Choice, and Social Media Award) from the Greek American Foundation’s 24 hour Short Film Festival for their film O Tharraleos. To make deadlines, Natalia had to composed, performed and recorded the score in only 24 hours. As they say, “the rest is history.”http://youtu.be/jQoXiNpmN8k  In 2013, Natalia was nominated for a Vancouver Island Music Award – BC Wide Artist of the Year. She is both honored and thankful for this recognition as an artist. As an educator, Natalia has been nominated from the Grammy Music Education Award and CandianMusic.com Award. Most recently in 2015, she won an Inspiration Award from Close Look TV for her work as an music educator.

Natalia is active on Factor Canada as a jury member. She has also sat on many different panels and festivals as an adjudicator and judge. As well, Natalia often finds herself in her working with artists helping them understand the business side of the music industry – teaching the tricks of the trade from marketing to touring to grant writing. Natalia is also a host on the show Close Look TV on Omni TV  

Akylina Pardalis, Vocal Major, Capilano University
Vocal Teacher: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Photographer

Akylina Pardalis is very excited to start her next chapter at Pardalis Studio. As the daughter and student of the founder Maria Pardalis, she will now be assisting Natalia as a junior vocal teacher. She is a full time student studying voice and pursing a degree in Music Therapy at Capilano University.

Akylina loves to sing everything from Disney songs to jazz classics, from re-working a pop song to performing a little opera. She is very excited to share her love and knowledge of music and more with her students.

Akylina performs regularly around town, keeping her very busy, but she still finds time to be active in the community—from a volunteer camp councilor at Camp Metaphorious to teaching Sunday School at her church. She is excited to start this next step.

Jenny Bara, AEM Program Capilano University, Marketing/Video Productions
Head of Artistic Development
Jenny Bara started out as a student at Pardalis Studio but is now in charge of artist development there. Jenny Bara is a popular youtube artist who is also honing her music business skills at Capilano University’s Art and Entertainment program. She is now bringing those skills over to Pardalis Studio for Music and Performing Arts.

She will helping artists explore their different options in the professional world of music. Unlike a lot people in the industry who do not have a performance background, Jenny brings her own performance experience to help students understand what is needed to further their development as artists.

Besdides working at Pardalis Studio, Jenny remains active as a performer and is currently exploring songwriting to launch her own EP. Aditionally, Jenny is exploring blog writing and will cover everything from band reviews, to make up tutorials, to her thoughts on being an artist. Be sure to check her out: jennybaramusic.

Ryan Scramstad, BPA Capilano University
Acting Coach

Ryan Scramstad is an actor, sound designer and teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts from Capilano University. After his schooling he was an apprentice at Pacific Theatre where he was given the opportunity to produce his own work on their main stage.

He has worked professionally in theatre as an actor around the Lower Mainland and Victoria, as well as on TV shows like The Man in the High Castle and  Aftermath.

As a sound designer Ryan got his start by writing music for his friend’s online podcast, and then made the transition to theatre in the summer of 2015. He has also taught with the Gallery 7 Summer Drama Blast Camp in Abbotsford, teaching performance intensive and film classes for high school students. He is excited to be working with Natalia and her students, helping bring their performances to the next level of realism.

Clayton Brown
Producer/Engineer/Song Writer
Clayton Brown is multi-faceted artist. Originally from Northern Alberta, Clayton has made Vancouver his home since childhood. A talented guitarist, Clayton uses his finely tuned ears for different projects, as he is a song writer, producer, and sound engineer. He is an active musician around town especially with his band, The Stereo Anthems.

Clayton is proudly Canadian with a Native/Metis background. When not creating music, Clayton enjoys spending time with his children playing computer games. Clayton is excited to be a part of Pardalis Studio’s recording department.

Jaedyn Hallier
Dance Instructor
Jaedyn started her journey at Pardalis Studio as a vocal student of Natalia Pardalis. While taking voice lessons, she also studied dance and guitar. Jaedyn also competed several times in the Kiwanis Festival while studying at Pardalis Studio, always placing in the top 3 Categories. In 2015, she received a medal in Kiwanis for Overall Outstanding Contemporary Song. In 2014, she made it to the finals of the BC Junior Talent Search placing 4th (out of 10 singers).

Since she was 12 years old, she attended many musical theatre intensives. She has played “Golde” in Fiddler on the Roof in her schools’ production of a Broadway Revue in 2015. In her last year of high school, she attended Langley Fine Arts School as a drama major. While at Langley Fine Arts, Jaedyn has played quite a few roles including “Gonzala” in the production of “The Tempest” from William Shakespeare and “Wednesday Addams” from “The Addams Family”. Her latest role at LFAS was “Frankenfurter” from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Jaedyn’s love for acting, singing, and dancing continues on as she teaches dance at Pardalis Studio.

George Pardalis
Webmaster/Graphic Artist
George Pardalis was born in Kitimat, BC and has lived all over Canada, but considers himself a Vancouver/Montreal hybrid.  He has over 30 years experience in graphic/web design and programming and has been running his company, Aethon Design, since the late 80s.

His time at Simon Fraser University was a sprinkling of electronic music, dance and theatre courses along with language study (English/French/German) to go with his Greek upbringing. He also composes music, sings and has been involved professionally with several music, dance, community and religious organizations over the years.

FOUNDER AND INSPIRATION

Maria Pardalis
Founder
Maria Pardalis founded Pardalis Music Studio (now Pardalis Studio for Music and Performing Arts) in the early 70s. She was an inspirational teacher who was able to trace her teachers to Chopin and Francis Clark. Maria taught for over 30 years until her death in 2003. She was a popular workshop technician in the beginner method The Music Tree and served on many committee for piano festivals.

As well, she served as president of the Registered Music Teachers Association South Fraser Branch and had held many executive positions in the Vancouver branch.  One thing that she would always share with her students was to remember, “No musical mistake is a mistake, but rather a journey to create beautiful music”. Maria’s daughters are honoured to continue the tradition.

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