Michael Braudy performs and teaches Western classical, Celtic and Indian music. He helps violinists play with more ease in their bodies and sound, and to improvise. Michael gives sessions using therapeutic sound, and workshops in music and meditation. He plays for weddings in the above genres.


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    Teaching Violin Students in India

    I spent February of 2014 in India, and the highlight of this trip, even above performing, was teaching students, young and old.

    In Mumbai, I taught a workshop to the violin students of Milind Raikar, helping them with the basic, essential economy of movement and muscle use, changing strings with the bow with relaxed arms and shoulders.

    In Delhi, I taught a master class for students of the Delhi Music Society, emphasizing relaxation of the fingers of the bow, and of the left hand while shifting (changing position).

    In Kalimpong, in northern Bengal, I gave an all-day workshop to the violin, viola and cello students of the Gandhi Ashram School, coaching early school age to high school children. They then joined me in two concerts, in Kalimpong and Darjeeling, playing a Nepalese song, and then joining me in a Celtic jig I composed from a raga, with call and response both with me and each other. It was satisfying to see them play with such grace.

  • Playing tamboura in a Sound and Health workshop

    Sound and Health through Music Workshops

    In the fall, I gave the fourth music and meditation session at the Park Slope Food Coop, each time with people who desired inner aliveness and peace. Comments from participants included “relaxed my body and mind” and “I feel more aware”. In response to the question, “What will you take away with you from this experience?”, a singer-songwriter wrote, “a more calm, meditative state; the inspiration to practice singing and playing my scales more.”

  • Playing in Hospitals

    This Christmas, I visited the sister-in-law of a friend in the hospital and played violin for her. I played Celtic tunes, solo Bach, Indian ragas, Christmas carols and hymns. Occasionally tears came to her eyes as she listened, talked and smiled. Watching her joy as her niece clogged to a Celtic jig brought smiles to all our faces