Emma hails from Sydney. After completing a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in viola performance at the University of Newcastle she returned to Sydney and worked as a peripatetic music teacher and performer, setting up several primary school string programs, string ensembles, Celtic ensembles and her String Quartet Bachetal. In 2006-08, Emma completed a Master of Music with Specialist Strings Study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK), while performing across the concert halls of northern England with a variety of ensembles including her String Quartet Corroboree, the Stockport and Wilmslow Symphony Orchestras, Manchester Camerata, Manchester Chamber Players and Halle Players. Emma now lives in Castlemaine and works across the region as an instrumental teacher in schools, and as a violist with Quartet Conspirito and Castlemaine Chamber Players. Together with colleague Heather Cummins she began the student string orchestra Resonance, now in its sixth year.