Miranda Buras has been playing violin since the age of 6. She earned her teacher’s certificate from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has been teaching violin, viola, and cello in the St. Tammany parish school system for 7 years. She has private students who have been accepted in to the Talented Music Program as well as the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO).
Miranda studied violin in Dallas, TX under Heidi Itashiki and the late Arkady Foman, both members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of the New Conservatory of Dallas, with whom she performed at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. She was accepted to and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas in 2005. At her time at Loyola University New Orleans she studied violin performance under Valerie Poullette and Amy Thiaville, former concertmaster of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).
She also received a Bachelor of Music Therapy (violin focus) with a minor in psychology from Loyola University New Orleans. She completed her internship at Austin State Hospital, where she provided daily group music therapy sessions to children, adolescents, geriatric, dual diagnosed, long and short term adult clients. She also has experience working with preschool children, adults with dementia, adults and children with Mental Retardation/Autism, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Miranda is a Board Certified Music Therapist and is currently practicing in Louisiana.