Scott Laird is an electric violinist, recording artist and nationally renowned strings educator. He is also well-known for his electric violin work with the thrash metal band, Believer. He has shared the stage with other well known artists including Dave Brubeck, Lost in the Trees, Mike Marshall, Joey Calderazzo, Jon Metzger, and others.

Scott is an Instructor of Music and Fine Arts Coordinator at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics where he directs the orchestra and teaches courses in Recording Technology. He is nationally visible as an Education Specialist for D’Addario Strings, NS Design Violins, and CodaBow, where he is a noted as an authority on string education, electric and MIDI string instruments and their applications in the classroom.

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