Rebecca Rose, originally from Northern California, started playing violin when she was 6 years old and soon after developed an interest in fiddle, especially Irish music. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters of Education in Music Education from University of the Pacific. Rebecca learned Irish music by attending workshops and camps, including the Lark in the Morning Camp in Mendocino, CA and Willie Clancy Week in Miltown Malbay, Ireland. Rebecca’s approach to Irish music has been shaped through studies with Martin Hayes, Kevin Burke, MacDara O’Raghallaigh and Liz Carroll.
Rebecca currently teaches orchestra in the Bowling Green public schools. She lived and worked as a professional musician and teacher in Nashville before moving to Kentucky. She has performed nationally and internationally with Americana Band “The Arlene’s”, the Celtic band “The Celts”, and she regularly performs in Nashville with country, rock, bluegrass, and jazz bands. Her bluegrass band “The Nashvegas Ramblers” won the “Best Bluegrass Band of 2013” from the Independent Country Music Association. She is also the founder and conductor of the Nashville Late-Starter’s Orchestra (NLSO- www.nashvillelso.com). Rebecca’s first solo Celtic fiddle album was released in 2015 and is titled “Celtic Rose”. She and her husband Skip Cleavinger, teach workshops and perform concerts together.
Rebecca Baumbach will be teaching Nuts and Bolts of Irish Fiddling at Tune Junkie Weekend 2019.