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Future Musicians Workshop – Lulu (Luke) Agius

20786322_1525947940761826_1501991356_n.jpgLulu’s passion for music started back in secondary school as his interest was simply to have fun and as much as possible be active in the music scene until he had first discovered his talents during the preparations for his annual music concert at school where he had been selected for the show as the main role. The talented young musician then started taking guitar/piano lessons with his school music teacher and this is when he decided to take music in a more serious manner and continue expanding in his profession.

In the past 7 years, LuLu’s music studies have driven yet on a very high level as he had been proudly certified and managed to obtain positive results throughout his previous examinations. At this point his love for music had continued to grow and more opportunities started to arise as he had in fact played in a variety of local venues and concerts with well-known artists such as The Farsons Beer Festival, De Niro’s, The villa, Zion, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendeza, The Manoel Theatre, Fossos, TV programs, Mgarr, BJs to mention a few. Nowadays Lulu’s forms part of an acoustic duo called Xarulu and is also a session musician for established performers such as Lyndsay Pace, Julie Pomorski, and Jessica Muscat.

When it comes to musical inspiration, LuLu’s favorite genre had always been rock and acoustic music from a tender age and also admires classical musicians such as Chopin and Beethoven. In fact Letter 25, a rock ballad song that was a hit for Lulu’s and also Lyndsay pace during summer 2014 was being inspired from these genres of music and also an inspiration.

Lulu’s devotion and determination towards music is an incredible one as he is continuously striving for precision in every detail with a motivation of many hours during practice in deliberate ways whilst engaging in activities freely. He is always eager to learn more and set master goals in upcoming performances in order to reach the most sufficient standard, leading him to happiness throughout his musical journey.

Since his job is of a Kindergarten Assistant and also as an Early Years Music Practitioner, he has been carrying out different music educational workshops around Malta. These workshops consist of exposing children to instruments, beat, percussion, types of music and hands on activities. Workshops were very successful and fun. These workshops were given in government Schools, Church schools, Crickids festivals, Notte Bianca, collaborations with Malta education and also different child care organizations such as MCAST and other private ones.

During the International Winds and Percussion Festival, Lulu will be leading a workshop for aspiring young musicians (ages 6 – 9 years) who have just joined their local band club, and are therefore still at the initial stages of their musical adventure. This will take place on the morning of Saturday, 23rd September at Agenzija Zghazagh. For more information, click here.