The Music Studio

The Music Studio at Masquerade offers a variety of individual and group sessions in vocal singing, guitar, drums, piano/keyboards, along with a specialised class in Music Appreciation for our younger students aged 4+ years, which allows them to come in contact with music and rhythm in a new, fun and exciting way! 

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Tutors

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.
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.
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.
Pamela Gauna (Vocals)
Pamela Gauna was born in Paraná, Argentina in 1980. She is a singer, dancer, choreographer and performer. She studied Journalism and Social communication. Today she dedicates her time to developing a new technique called SOM (Sound of Movement). She trained with local and international tutors in classical, jazz, folklore and contemporary dance and also musical theatre. She wrote a play inspired by the life of Judy Garland entitled "Muñecas" with original music and choreography and after that was selected by Chet Walker to study with the Interchange Project scholarship in Buenos Aires in 2003. Then she commenced her studies in vocal technique with Roxana Amed. She performed with different bands over the next years, and was also part of the argentine tribute to Janis Joplin in Buenos Aires. In 2008, she was awarded a scholarship by Valeria Lynch and Anibal Pachano to study at the Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She has shared the stage with Julio Bocca, Hernan Piquin, Emanuel Abruzzo (dance) Juan Rodó, Alejandro Ibarra, Lalo Foncea (musical theatre) and in the music scene with Jota Morelli, Miguel Botafogo, Celeste Carballo and Pablo Allende Ferranti. She studied Antique Cimática with the sound-therapist Sergio Toba G. Cejas, the Fedora Aberastury technique with Crisina Suarez and the Feldenkrais Method with Irma Libedinski as well as the Alexander technique. She moved to Switzerland in 2011 and continued her training with Sofia Pollak (Zurich Music Conservatory) and took classes of Gaga dance in Tanzwerk. She ran workshops in Tanzhaus Zurich and performed in different places. She was selected as background vocals for the Swiss musician Mark Sway. She has been living in Malta for five months and currently works as a SOM tutor at La Voix academy, teaches dance at the academy of Brigitte Gauci Borda and has recently joined Masquerade School for the Performing Arts.
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.
Will Smith (Drums)
William began showing an interest in music at a very young age, having started studying classical guitar and classical theory under the tuition of his mother, Charlotte Smith. This led to the attainment of his DipLCM in classical guitar performance when he was only 14. Concurrently at the age of 8 he showed an interest in drums and began studying the instrument and percussion under the guidance of various local teachers. He also attended master-classes and workshops held by renowned artists such as Massimo Demajo, Florian Alexandru-Zorn and Marcello Pellitteri. When he was about 12 years old, William successfully auditioned as percussionist with the Malta Youth Orchestra and shortly after was being called for duties with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the MPO percussion ensemble. As time went by, William started to explore the vast sonic world of jazz music and made jazz drums his main musical priority. He has in fact already played in various local jazz groups and has played in one of the Jazz on the Fringe concerts (in collaboration with the Malta Jazz Festival) in 2016, aside from many other gigs in local jazz bars. Apart from playing jazz gigs, William has also performed as a session musician with various local pop/rock bands.

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Oscar Zammit Street, Msida MSD1280, Malta

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(+356) 2124 6619

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(+356) 2124 6644