Miranda Baker Burns is a freelance violinist and Suzuki violin and viola teacher in Louisville, KY. Miranda began studying Suzuki violin at the age of five with Holly Smardo, and has been practicing (almost) every day ever since!
Miranda attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.M. in violin performance. While at the University of Arkansas she served as both principal second violin and concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra, and was selected to perform in the Honors Recital and with the New Music Ensemble. Miranda has also studied with Dr. Er-Gene Kahng, Paulo Eskitch, and Miho Sakon, and performed in masterclasses with Alexander Markov, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Filip Pogady, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. In 2014 she was selected to perform as part of the Classical Musical Festival orchestra in Eisenstadt, Austria.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas in 2017, Miranda performed regularly with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and other professional ensembles across several states. She also frequently performs for weddings and events.
As a “Suzuki kid” herself, Miranda is passionate about the Suzuki method and sharing the joy of music with students of all ages while inspiring students to play at a high technical level. She is a registered Suzuki teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and has studied Suzuki violin pedagogy with Joanne Melvin, Marilyn O’Boyle, James Hutchins, and Esther Fellows. Miranda currently maintains both an online and in person studio in Louisville, KY, with students in five different states.