The Music Studio

The Music Studio at Masquerade offers a variety of individual and group sessions in vocals, guitar, drums, piano/keyboards and music theory, along with a specialised Introduction to Music class for our younger students aged 3+ years, which allows them to come in contact with music and rhythm in a new, fun and exciting way!

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Tutors

Kristina Gatt Frendo
Having graduated in Psychology and is now teaching PSCD, Tina has always loved the arts. She trained at Masquerade from a young age and has recently obtained her ATCL in Performing Arts. She studied singing under the direction of Gillian Zammit. Theatre experience includes Masquerade's Pantomimes; 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Aladdin', 'The Curse of Snow White’, and she has also played Principle Boy in Masquerade’s last Pantomime ‘Little Red Riding Hood and You Know Who’. Other shows include Masquerade's Musical 'Jekyll and Hyde', 'Rita La Porta' in Masquerade's musical 'Lucky Stiff' and Nurse Flinn in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. She was the vocal coach for Masquerade’s Musical ‘The Little Mermaid Jr’ and will now be coaching singers in Masquerade’s upcoming Pantomime ‘Puss in Boots’. She has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall in a Beatles' tribute concert and forms part of the Voices Choir.
Maria Eleonora Zammit
Maria Eleonora Zammit is a qualified teacher, graduating in B.Ed. (Hons) from the Universita’ ta’ Malta and specialising in the Expressive Arts. Having started her career as a Drama Activity Teacher with the Malta Education Department in 2003/2004, Maria Eleonora then went on to teach at St Ignatius College Luqa. She started teaching Singing and Vocal Technique at Masquerade Theatre Arts School in 2010 and stayed on till 2014. She stopped for a period of time to further her studies and returned to the team again in 2017, both as a tutor and as Tweedle Dum in Masquerade’s Pantomime ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Maria Eleonora is a professional soprano who has performed both as a soloist and as part of ensembles in a number of venues around the Maltese islands. She started her vocal training with Dame Marie Therese Vassallo and specialised in opera studies with Ms. Miriam Cauchi and Ms. Karmene Radovska through Teatru Manoel’s Education Programme Toi Toi, where she formed part of the Teatru Manoel Youth Opera group. She recently finished her Diploma in Performance at the Malta School of Music, where she passed with distinction in all four disciplines of Solo Performance, Chamber Performance, History and Musical Analysis as well as Musicianship.
Nadia Vella (Vocals)
Nadia Vella trained at Hertfordshire Theatre School, UK where she completed a 3 year course in Acting and Musical Theatre and obtained an LTCL in Vocal Teaching. She made her theatrical debut playing ‘Annie’ in Masquerade’s production in 1997. This was followed by numerous roles in local productions. Roles in the UK included 'Angel' in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,' 'Maria' in Lorca's 'Yerma,' 'Countess de la Roche Piquet' in 'Don Juan on Trial,' 'Maggie' in 'Matchgirls' 'Helene' in 'Sweet Charity,' (Kirk Foster, QMT) ‘Catherine' in 'Memory of Water,' 'Milena' in 'Once we were mothers,' , ‘Zerlina’ in ‘The Lovers’ Inn’, 'Elphaba' in 'Encore' and performed in Hamburg’s ‘Weinachtcircus.’ She played ‘Ruth’ in TAC Theatre’s ‘Is it Me’ followed by ‘Lupita’ in ‘Innocent Flesh’ and later joined the TIE South Western UK tour of ‘Working Space Theatre’s’ production of ‘Oliver.’ She sang the part of ‘Eponine’ in the 2013 premiere of the ‘Les Miserables’ screening at the Eden Century cinemas and was a guest artist in Masquerade’s ‘Comedy Tonight’ at the Manoel Theatre. In 2014, she was lead singer in ‘A night on Broadway’ at the Teatru Rjal, ’50 years of Maltese Music’ at Smart City under the direction of Mro. Paul Abela as well as ‘A night at the theatre’ at the MFCC with The PBS Orchestra and in December, was lead actress in local band ‘Red Electrick’s video of ‘Young Again.’ In 2015, Nadia played the part of 'Cecile' in 1565 in concert held at the MCC produced by Masquerade and was lead singer in ' The Angel of Christmas Eve' at The Metanoia Theatre as well as a soloist in Simply Queen. Currently Nadia plays 'Sherrie' in Malta's first running musical 'Rock of Ages' and works as a vocal tutor and event singer.
Julie Zahra (Vocals)
The Maltese vocalist who represented Malta in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest whose performance intrigued the BBC commentator Terry Wogan who commented “At last we hear some proper singing”. At this time, Julie was offered a contract with Sony BMG. Other projects over the years have included various theatre productions and performances abroad with bands and orchestras. In the UK, Julie restarted her music career and studies showing influences ranging from Classical to Jazz. Julie was signed with a UK independent company where she collaborated with various major players including Roger Waters. In 2013, she has released an EP of a mix of Jazz inspired cool alternative songs entitled No Loving with producer Owen Caruana and master engineer Christian Wright of Abbey Road Studios. Julie has given classical recitals both in the UK and in Malta, her repertoire ranges from oratorio and arias singing in English, Italian, French and German languages. Julie is currently based in Malta, performing and teaching both music and vocal coaching to various students.
Joseph Zammit
Joseph Zammit is a B.A.(Hons) graduate in History and works as a professional tenor and actor who has performed in over 50 different productions in the last seven years, both in Malta and abroad. He has played major roles in operas (Il Trovatore and Die Schauspieldirektor) as well as performed in leading theatrical roles, most notably; Yvan in ART (WhatsTheirNames Theatre), various roles in When You Hear My Voice (with Dr. Bruce Wall, London Shakespeare Workout), Rudge in The History Boys (Masquerade), Autolycus in A Winter's Tale (MADC), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet 2 (& a Zombie), (Revolt Productions) and most recently George in A Handbag (Masquerade). Joseph has also performed leading roles in musicals, such as Blue Woodward in The Great Big Radio Show (MADC), one of the four starring singers in the Musical theatre based concert A Night at the Theatre (PBS) and, the latest, playing the part of 'Alessandro' in 1565 – The Musical, in concert (Masquerade). He has even written and performed for a number of burlesque and vaudeville shows. He is now also well known for his frequent stand up shows and routines and is being asked more sketches having written for 'Comedy Knights' and most recently, 'Fourplay Four'. Joseph also stars in children's theatre with Malcolm Galea in the 'More or Less' series with The Complete History of Malta (More or Less) and Everything You Need to Know About Science (More or Less). Together with Malcolm Galea, Joseph has also written and performed for a TV series LIFT. Taking it as a yearly tradition, Joseph has also played leading roles in seven consecutive pantos, five for Masquerade and three for MADC.
Andriana Yordanova (Vocals)
Andriana Yordanova, an established soprano and voice teacher, holds a Masters in Opera singing and Vocal pedagogy and a Ph.D. in Music, both from National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” Sofia as well as a Master degree in Russian language and literature from the Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”. She won scholarships for the European Opera Thrust in England and the Academy “Boris Christoff” in Rome. She is a winner of competitions and a member of international judging boards. Her repertoire ranges from Italian, French, German and Russian operas to operettas, baroque music, Lieder and modern composers. Her career brought her from Bulgaria to Egypt, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, and Austria. Since 2001 she lives in Malta performing in Manoel Theatre, Aurora Theatre, MCC, St John’s Cathedral and many other concert halls.
Karl Galea (Guitar)
Karl Galea is a guitarist active in various forms of music including jazz, manouche swing, funk, soul and folk. In 2008 he moved to London to study at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. After earning his Bachelor of Music Degree in 2011 he continued to work in London as a music teacher and session guitarist. Locally, some of his recent projects include the manouche jazz group Swing Nuages and also the Elata Quartet. He is a member of the polystylistic Maltese music group Kazinska, with whom he performed at Expo 2015 in Milan. He has appeared at the Malta Jazz Festival as part of the Fringe Youth Jazz Ensemble and continues to perform regularly with various jazz, funk and soul combos.
Stefan Tate (Drums)
STEFAN TATE is a musician who has been active in the local music scene since the early 90s. He has worked with and performed with local musicians both locally and abroad. He started off his music studies at the Johan Strauss School of Music, where he was exposed to many different genres of music and gained a lot of experience. During his early years he also studied with many of the high profile drummers which helped him to appreciate and broaden his musical tastes and abilities. He started off working with local bands in the rock and pop scenes playing gigs in many venues and festivals held all around Malta. Back in the year 2000 he also formed part of an event called “2000 rhythms”, playing alongside local and foreign renowned musicians. Stefan has performed in many different musically oriented events be it gigs inside local venues to forming part of a small orchestra accompanying a play. When it comes to drumming and music, Stefan’s philosophy is that one must expose oneself to as many styles of music as possible, enjoy it and give it your all.
Marie Louise Galea (Piano)
Marie Louise Galea is a physiotherapist with a musical heart and soul. Studying pianoforte under Sister Beniamina Portelli, M'Louise always had piano teaching as one of her interests, and throughout the years she has coached various young students up to diploma level in both Theory and Practice. Marie Louise founded and conducted the Santa Margerita Children's choir for eight years, and was also a member of the St Monica Accordion Ensemble. She is now a member of the Malta Society of Arts. Marie Louise is very happy to form part of the Music Studio team at Masquerade.

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