Andrea Cassar – Tutor for Flute & Theory
Andrea Cassar is a twenty one year-old flutist from Malta who decided to enter the world of music as an adventure at the age of five. He started to study the flute at his hometown’s band club; Saint Pio X Band Club, Lija under the direction of Mro.Reno Busuttil, and later continued his studies under the tuition of Mro. Silvo Zammit. Throughout the years, with the help of Mro. Zammit, he sat for all graded practical exams and acquired also the diplomas Dip. ABRSM (flute), ALCM, LLCM and FLCM. Besides the flute, Andrea also plays the piccolo with various Maltese band clubs and church orchestras such as
Cappella Diacono which is a Maltese orchestra that dates back to the 1900s. Later on he studied music theory and music appreciation under both Mro. Silvio Zammit and Mro. Manoel Pirotta.
Currently, he just completed the B.Ed (Primary) course at the University of Malta and from next September he will be a Year 6 teacher at Saint Venera Primary School. As a matter of fact, Andrea also enjoys working within the educational sector since he believes that his main vocation is to nurture learners giving them with a chance of possibility. Besides, in the last two years, he has also worked on a thesis with his fellow colleague Ayrton Azzopardi, about primary teaching and music : Understanding the link between Primary Schools and Local Band Clubs in the Maltese Context.
Currently, he is a theory teacher at Saint Joseph Band Club-Għaxaq, at the La Vittoria Banc Club-Mellieħa, at The Drum Lodge-Qormi, Assistant Band Director at Saint Pio X Band Club, Lija (his hometown’s band) and Orchestra and Choir director at Lija’s Parish Church. Truly, Andrea sees all this as an opportunity to help others explore the world of music, making it a world of their own. In fact, from time to time, Andrea takes his hometown’s band to nearby primary schools and organises music appreciation sessions where learners can enjoy and learn music at the same time.
Recently he also worked on ‘#barralklassi’ and ‘GAĦAN18’ which were musical and educational projects in collaboration with Maltese Traditional Band ‘Tikka Banda’, commissioned by the V18 which is the organisation responsible for the celebration of Valletta as the European Capital of Culture in 2018.