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"I moved to Vancouver from Calgary for PAVI's MBM program and it’s been a great experience discovering  lots of new possibilities! Since attending PAVI I’ve done an internship with the Shooting Stars Foundation, shot some music videos and now I’m promoting my own show."

- Lucy Rex

Lucy Rex
 
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Ana Rodas Recarte

“Great studios and 24/7 access, caring instructors and the way the PAVI staff treat you like family.  I Love PAVI and would definitely do it all over again.”

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-Ana Rodas Recarte

 
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"PAVI instructors’ knowledge blew me away.  So did the world-class studio's vintage equipment, fantastic outboard gear & microphones. PAVI opened my eyes to so much I didn’t know and has skyrocketed my confidence. I’ve already been asked to instruct at Vancouver Technical Secondary."

-Roger Lee

Roger Lee
 
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Mitchell Jaehrlich

“I recommend PAVI because you’ll find the job you really want after, if not during your time at this amazing school.”

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-Mitchell Jaehrlich

 
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"Thanks to PAVI, I felt very confident arriving at the studio, the first day on the job. The skills I learned and the connections I made at PAVI are priceless, and even today are continuing to benefit my professional endeavours."

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-Shelby Denison

Shelby Denison
 
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Marianna Rodriguez

"Everything is great!  I've really enjoyed my classes and I just can't get enough of it. My instructors are awesome. I've learned  so much  and realized the range of jobs available in audio. There are so many aspects to explore."

- Marianna Rodriguez

 
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"The instructors are brilliant! After ‘Post Production’ class I was able to join the sound team for a feature film. PAVI arranged internships for me that were the opportunity of a lifetime. PAVI – I’m so grateful.”

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- Ameet Khabra

Ameet Khabra
 
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Mike Maxwell

"How did my career progress after PAVI? Within a year I had recorded reviewed albums, worked in recording studios for a well-known record label, and started my own production company. PAVI? I’d do it again in a heartbeat."

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- Mike Maxwell

 
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" I'm working in the industry while in school thanks to PAVI’s internship program.  I work for the concert company Invisible Orange, the Rickshaw and LEM doing live sound, utilizing skills I learned at PAVI.  It wasn’t difficult to find a job. I recommend this program fully."

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- Gustavo Valderrama

Gustavo Valderrama
 
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Amber Hatley

"PAVI’s MBM program covers every area of the entertainment industry. From then on it’s all about your ambition and how far you want to push it. I’m now utilizing the skills I learned working for Nova Music as an exec assistant, co-managing and doing bookings.”

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- Amber Hately

 
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"Upon graduating PAVI I landed a job then I started my own company. I've now composed music for two action movie trailers and my first feature film score. I came to PAVI knowing nothing and now I have my own post production company. Thanks a million PAVI!"

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- Rajan Khanijaon

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Sean Dimitrie

“PAVI gave me the technology, expertise and experience I needed to achieve my own success.”

- Sean Dimitrie
 
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“World-class instructors, real studios. PAVI is the prime place to learn audio engineering.”

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- Aaron Olson

Aaron Olson
 
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Pascal Kammer

"My year at PAVI was a blast. The teachers and staff are awesome, the lessons are very hands-on and thorough. The real studios are an enormous plus. PAVI 's countless extracurricular and networking opportunities were invaluable."

- Pascal Kammer
 
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"The in-depth material and knowledgeable instructors showed me things I never thought possible.  I am constantly using the tips and techniques I learned at PAVI."
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- Joshua McRae

Joshua McRae
 
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Luiza Gurgel
"What's special about PAVI is their commitment to helping students get internships. Once I graduated it really helped me finding a real job I wanted."
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- Luiza Gurgel

 
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"Thank you for everything you've done for me this past year. I enjoyed interning with Blue Wave and have found my experience very rewarding."
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- Ada Chung

Ada Chung
 
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Brock McFarlane

"My year at PAVI was great, I think the instructors there taught me more than anyone ever has, the connections I made while in school were invaluable in my obtaining a position upon graduating. Working at Mushroom and Hipposonic studios assisting top engineers is a dream come true! Thanks PAVI!"..............................- Brock McFarlane

 
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"Attending PAVI gave me the knowledge and the contacts to be able to work in the field I love."

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- Hillary Sylvester
Hillary Sylvester
 
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Rob Phaneuf

"It's been one hell of a year. PAVI definitely fulfilled my expectations.  Thanks for the extra live and studio sessions outside of the class; it was great experience."

 
- Rob Phaneuf
 
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 "I’m recording bands and doing sound for some big festivals with classmates I met at PAVI. I was blown away with what the school had to offer me and would do it again in a second."

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- Garret Friesen
Garret Friesen
 
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Jason Rouleau

"I production manage festivals, promote shows, and record music 7 days a week.  I love what I do and can’t imagine where I’d be if not for PAVI."

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- Jason Rouleau
 
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"I am so thankful for the scholarship, education and all the connections I have made in the FMB program. I would not be in the situation I am in now if it wasn't for PAVI."

 
- Joshua Spears
Joshua Spears
 
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Jessica Jones

"One of the great things about PAVI is the staff have real connections with studios and audio pros. They got me an internship at Poppy Den Studios while I was still in school and now I’m Assistant Engineer.  In an industry where who you know can make a huge difference, PAVI helped me make that crucial first step."

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- Jessica Jones
 
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"Awesome instructors, affordable tuition...now I'm happily working with the skills I learned at PAVI."
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- Ian Wei

Ian Wei
 
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Aaron Young
"My first post-grad gig (thanks in part to PAVI) was working at Van Howes Studios on Simple Plan's album “Get Your Heart On!” which went Gold within two weeks of its release!"
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- Aaron Young
 
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"If you’re serious about working in audio, this is the place for you. The PAVI internship program is the best preparation there is for finding a real job in the industry."

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- Vincent Yu
Vince Yu
 
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Rutherford Productions
"I met my business partner at PAVI. We now operate a successful music industry marketing, consulting and merchandising company, brokering photographers, film makers, artists, and engineers while supplying sound and graphic design services. I also work as a freelance engineer for many venues and leading sound companies. I've been on tour, in studio, on location mixing for TV, and at the desk.".- Mitch Rutherford
 
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"This has always been my dream, and PAVI really helped out by showing me how to handle bands and the recording process. Thanks PAVI and staff, I had a great time and learnt some valuable lessons that are helping me in the audio industry today."
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- Cody DeBoer
PAVI graduate Cody DeBoer
 
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PAVI Grad Jordan Holloway

"PAVI prepares you to conquer any opportunity that you may encounter. Talk to the instructors, use the studio, read the material provided and you will have a successful career. The future is bright, and PAVI is my light. Thanks PAVI!"
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- Jordan Holloway
 
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"PAVI arranged intern opportunities even while I was in school. When I graduated I got a dream job as an assistant engineer in a studio in downtown Vancouver. I’m also doing live sound and working on location sound for a TV series. I am SO happy with my decision to attend PAVI and highly recommend it to anyone serious about a career in the audio industry." Read Full Review ------------------------------ - Marc Tremblay
PAVI graduate Marc Tremblay
 
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PAVI Grad Jesse Mrau

"Excellent instructors...cared about my education...great studios open 24/7... a job as an assistant engineer...doing sound design and composition on several films...working with a pop vocalist on an album.  For audio PAVI is the best step forward you can take."
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- Jesse Mrau
 
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"I started school thinking of going into recording but realized I really liked live sound and was good at it. The school set me up with an internship and I got a full time job when I graduated. I am so glad I went to PAVI."
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- Allison Painchaud
PAVI graduate Allison Painchaud
 
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Elisa Pangsaeng

"PAVI provides an amazing opportunity for those ready to take on their career. There is always something creative going on. The instructors share an incredible wealth of knowledge, are continuously challenging and supportive of their apprentices. There is so much experience here to take advantage of, and at the end of the year, you'll have some truly great people backing you up." - Elisa Pangsaeng

 
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"All of the Instructors were professionals; my classmates were great and the skills and knowledge I gained landed me a career in the Game Industry. PAVI gives you the goods!"
- Nick King
Nick King works in the Game Design Industry
 
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PAVI grad Graham Stephenson

"I started out as a DJ and got into production on my own. When it became time to take my music to a higher level, PAVI was the best choice. Not only did I learn all I wanted to know about electronic music production, but I also learned professional recording techniques, studio design & maintenance, and much more. PAVI’s staff and students are the best!"----------------------- Graham Stephenson

 
"The teachers at PAVI are extremely knowledgeable. I can easily say that I had fun in every class. Studio A is amazing and 24/7 access is great to develop your skills. I am currently an engineer at a sound house that does TV and radio commercials and have composed music for ads. I got an internship prior to graduating and found many of the skills I learned at PAVI directly applicable at my new job." Read Full Review - Dave Gaudet
PAVI grad Dave Gaudet
 
PAVI student Andrew Conroy receives Gold Record

"It was quite a thrill to receive my first Gold Record. I must thank PAVI for preparing me with the knowledge and skills required to achieve this. Everything from proper mic placement and use of outboard gear to acting professionally in a studio setting, I learned at Pacific Audio Visual Institute." Read Full Review
Gold Certified Producer / Engineer and PAVI Graduate
- Andrew Conroy

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