About Margaret Laird
Maggie Laird is a vocalist, pianist, and award-winning songwriter living on Vashon Island. She and her band perform festivals, nightclubs, theatres and cafes in the greater Northwest including venues in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Eugene. As an instructor she has taught piano and voice in her home studio since 1994, and on the mainland since 2011.
Since 1999 Maggie has been vocalist for the acclaimed Island Jazz Quintet, whose recordings garnered extensive national and international airplay. Last year she traveled to Nashville to record her first solo release, "One More Manhattan", a 5-song collection of originals which reflects her diverse career as a stage actress, and as a singer and pianist in several genres of music, ranging from swing to rock. Released to a standing-room-only crowd at the Skylark in Seattle, the album received rave reviews including a 5-star accolade in All About Jazz. The title track won First Place in the Jazz category at the 2018 International West Coast Songwriters Competition.
As an instructor, Maggie is attuned to the assorted needs and learning styles of young children, teens, and adults. Her aim is to help build strong musical foundations that can find expression in any genre. To find out more about Maggie, please visit her website: www.maggielaird.com