Violinist Rebecca Laird holds two Master of Music Degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, one in Violin Performance and one in Musicology. Prior to that, Ms. Laird earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the North Carolina School for the Arts where she served as concertmistress of the NCSA symphony orchestra. Ms. Laird was accepted into the prestigious Peabody Graduate Performance Diploma Program before joining the Peabody faculty as adjunct professor. She has been on the string faculty of numerous Baltimore organizations, and has played with orchestras, ensembles, and music festivals throughout the east coast. Ms. Laird co-founded and was principle violin for a successful Baltimore based music contracting service, and maintained a large private violin studio in Baltimore.
Ms. Laird currently performs on a 1914 Felix Foucher lady's size violin. "Felix" bears the Moennig's gold mark on the tailpiece, an insignia assigned to only the best instruments acquired by famed Moennigs & Son.
In the summer of 2015, after years of big city living, Ms. Laird moved to Martha's Vineyard year round with her husband and three children and is happily settling into the Vineyard life.