Claire McCartin is a well-known vocalist with a distinctive blues voice which hints of a style similar to Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone, making her a very sought after artist among Malta’s ever-growing music scene.
In 2007, in order to sustain and enhance her versatility and vocal exploration, she started training under London-based Joshua Alamu studying stage performance, song-writing and the critically acclaimed Speech Level Singing (SLS) technique. She then joined the SLS teacher programme in 2009 and worked as a certified SLS instructor for five years.
Claire believes in continuous study so as to always better herself, not just as a vocalist but also as a musician and educator. In September 2011, she completed a two-year course in Theory, Harmony and Ear Training with the renowned Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA and in 2013, she decided to join the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA), an organisation which is completely focused on quality teacher training for singing instructors worldwide. She is now one of their Advanced Level IV vocal instructors.
She was also one of the first Maltese to start learning Russian way back in 1987. She furthered her studies of the Russian language when she studied at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. She now combines her two passions – her love of Russia, its culture and its people … and of course, music. She regularly performs at events which are organised by the Russian community in Malta, she travels to Russia to judge at various singing festivals, and gives vocal lessons over the internet to singers who are based in Russia and in ex-Soviet countries.
Claire was a member and soloist of the well-known 200-strong Maltese choir Voices. She is also the resident vocal coach of DLS Productions, a 2010 Malta Eurovision finalist, a composer and song-writer, and in 2018 became the Maltese representative of the well-known UK examination board Rockschool.
She currently works from her personal vocal studio mentoring several established and upcoming artists.
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