Pardalis Studio for Music and the Performing Arts: Helping you bring your voice

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1471127094748{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 80px !important;background-color: #d4e8f7 !important;}” section_id=”row-about”][vc_column][vc_wp_posts number=”3″ show_date=”1″ el_id=”recpost”][vc_text_separator title=”ABOUT PARDALIS STUDIO” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-music” i_color=”custom” i_background_style=”rounded-less” i_background_color=”custom” i_size=”lg” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” add_icon=”true” accent_color=”#67441d” i_custom_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1470177740400{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}” i_custom_background_color=”#543413″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”APPLY FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIP” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-graduation-cap” i_color=”custom” i_background_style=”rounded-less” i_background_color=”custom” i_size=”lg” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” add_icon=”true” accent_color=”#67441d” i_custom_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1499725382783{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}” i_custom_background_color=”#543413″][vc_column_text]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 January 1st, 2020.  No late entries please!

NOTE: The 2019-2020 scholarship has already been awarded but you are welcome to apply for the next year’s scholarship.

Email/mailing address details inside the PDF.

IMPORTANT: Download the PDF but you must open in Adobe Acrobat or other viewer (not in the browser) in order to fill out the form.

Download the PDF HERE.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”MISSION STATEMENT” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-bolt” i_color=”custom” i_background_style=”rounded-less” i_background_color=”custom” i_size=”lg” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” add_icon=”true” accent_color=”#67441d” i_custom_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1477020583811{margin-top: 70px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}” i_custom_background_color=”#543413″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1471135931341{margin: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”2929″ href=”” target=”_blank” name=”Natalia Pardalis, BPA/BARTS/RMT/PTF” position=”Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Educator” facebook=”” twitter=”” instagram=””]

Natalia Pardalis has graduated from several musical training programs in both performance and arts education. Natalia also has her Bachelor of Performing Arts degree (Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara College and Vancouver Community College)—the first of its kind in Canada. For the past few summers, Natalia had the honour of study advance vocal pedagogy at Shenandoah University. Natalia’s vast performance experiences include Trinity Western University’s gigs with Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra where she lends experience and knowledge to aspiring artists.

Natalia is an award-winning artist :

  • 2019 Winner — Fraser Valley Music Awards: Jazz
  • 2018 Nominated — Fraser Valley Music Award: Jazz
  • 2015 Winner — Close Look TV: Inspirational Award for her work as a music educator
  • 2014 Instructor & Teachers Award
  • 2014 Nominated — Grammy’s Teachers Award
  • 2013 Nominated — Vancouver Island Music Award: BC Wide Artist of the Year
  • 2012 Nominated — Greek American Foundation’s 24 hour Short Film Festival for O Tharraleos, as composer. Video Link :

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.

Through Maria’s Records, 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.

[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”180″ name=”Akylina Pardalis, Vocal Major, Capilano University” position=”Vocal Teacher: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Photographer” facebook=””]

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.

[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”2680″ href=”” target=”_blank” name=”Jenny Bara, AEM Program Capilano University, Marketing/Video Productions” position=”Head of Artistic Development” facebook=”” twitter=””]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.[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”1824″ href=”” target=”_blank” name=”Ryan Scramstad, BPA Capilano University” facebook=”” twitter=”” position=”Acting Coach” linkedin=”″ instagram=””]

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.

[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”1831″ name=”Clayton Brown” facebook=”″ position=”Producer/Engineer/Song Writer” linkedin=”″ twitter=”″ instagram=””]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.[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”1885″ name=”Jaedyn Hallier” facebook=”″ position=”Dance Instructor” linkedin=”″ twitter=”″ instagram=””]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.[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”2769″ name=”Angela Doddis” facebook=”” position=”Dance Instructor”]Angela began dancing at the age of five. Through the years she trained in a variety of styles such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary and interpretive. She has completed her Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations all the way through to advanced 1.

Through dance competitions and master classes, Angela has won many awards and scholarships. Angela has been a part of productions and shows such as the Royal City Nutcracker ballet. In high school, she was the choreographer and teacher for dance and musical theatre productions. Angela has been teaching for over five years.[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”2770″ name=”Christine Olteanu” position=”Music Instructor” el_class=”hidden”]

Blending a strong comedic sense with powerful vocal pipes, Christine is a dynamic performer.

Christine Olteanu has been studying music since she was five years and plans to study music in university. She is excited to share her music knowledge with young singers. 

[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”2870″ name=”Alyssa Von Wittgenstein” position=”Social Media Editor”]Alyssa is very pleased to use her passion and skills in English to Pardalis Studio. She has been writing her own stories solo and with friends online for over ten years now. She has dabbled in storytelling, poetry and has helped with lyric writing in her past.

In her past, Alyssa has sung in her high school choir and played clarinet in her high school band. Today, she enjoys going to open mic nights with her friends and supporting her close friend of over 20 years as she navigates the music world.

A somewhat new passion and artistic side to Alyssa is theatre. She has been watching another close friend perform onstage for the past several years and has joined her friend in theatre. For the past three years, Alyssa has performed on and helped off stage at the Royal Canadian Theatre Company as a performer doing English-style Pantomimes during the Christmas seasons. She has performed in “Sinbad, the Pirates and the Island of the Dinosaur” in 2016-2017 and this past Christmas holiday in “Snow White”. She also worked backstage for the Company for “Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players” in 2017-2018.

When Alyssa isn’t busy with theatre, music binges and work, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family and her rescue cat, Evie. Alyssa enjoys going on adventures in Vancouver, hiking around areas such as Alouette Lake, Manning Park and she is looking forward to going to many other places in the years to come.[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”2871″ name=”Amber Leigh” position=”Blog Writer” facebook=””]Amber Leigh. A young resilient woman with a passion for music, nature, art, friends, giving back to her local community and also an advocate for oppressed voices.

She is the mind and visionary behind the musical name “The Crescent Cardinal”. This authentic blend of self-taught and classically-trained singer-songwriter is, in addition, a modest multi-instrumentalist musician and further adds to her creative exploration by interviewing other artists.

Her music is inspired by and represents a journey of being vulnerable, imperfections, healing and cultivating resilience with love.[/vc_employee][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”1834″ href=”” target=”_blank” name=”George Pardalis” facebook=”” position=”Webmaster/Graphic Artist” linkedin=”″]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.[/vc_employee][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1471127094748{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 80px !important;background-color: #d4e8f7 !important;}” section_id=”row-about”][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”FOUNDER AND INSPIRATION” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-heart” i_color=”custom” i_background_style=”rounded-less” i_background_color=”custom” i_size=”lg” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” add_icon=”true” accent_color=”#67441d” i_custom_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1477020505828{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}” i_custom_background_color=”#543413″][vc_employee employee_style=”horizontal” image=”191″ name=”Maria Pardalis” position=”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.[/vc_employee][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1471127094748{padding-top: 80px !important;padding-bottom: 80px !important;background-color: #d4e8f7 !important;}” section_id=”row-about”][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-envelope-open” i_color=”custom” i_background_style=”rounded-less” i_background_color=”custom” i_size=”lg” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” add_icon=”true” accent_color=”#67441d” i_custom_color=”#ffffff” css=”.vc_custom_1514246941352{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}” i_custom_background_color=”#543413″][vc_wp_text]


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