Pardalis Studio of Music and 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.

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


In our education department, we promise 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.

And in light of the recent COVID-19 crisis, we would like to do all of the above with all the current safety concerns taken care of as Natalia Pardalis has led the community teaching by teleconference for years when necessary and adapting all of our education to an online format.


Natalia Pardalis, BPA/BARTS/RMT/PTF
Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Educator

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 NominatedCanadianMusicians.com: 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 : http://youtu.be/jQoXiNpmN8k

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, including most recently at the 2020 Juno Awards.

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.

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.

Yvonne Usseni, Music Education, University of Victoria
Vocal Teacher

Yvonne Usseni is a 4th year student at the University of Victoria in the Music Education program. She is a former vocal student of Pardalis Studio and was a member of the BC Girls Choir for 11 years where she was inspired to teach music.

She is developing her own conducting and vocal skills and, as she continues her journey through university, aspires to put her passion for music into teaching and directing the next generation of singers.

She has participated in many performances, festivals, competitions and workshops with the choir and recently participated in the Conductor’s Symposium with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and the Choral Da Capo Summer Conducting Course held by the BC Choral Federation.

George Pardalis
Web/Media Developer

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 and as you can see, is a master of karaoke!

Maria Pardalis
Founder and Inspiration

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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