I teach both private students and a series of group classes at Bury Met Arts Centre. I’m also available to do one off workshop classes. For more information, please get in touch.


I love Emma teaching me the tin whistle she helps me play the tune and I feel like dancing. Emma always smiles.”Gabriel O'Brien, age 5

“Emma has good patience and plays fun games to help me learn my fiddle. I love Emma because she makes me feel happy!”Josie O'Brien, age 7

“Emma teaches me my fiddle in a fun way so that I understand and if I get stuck on anything Emma guides me through with enthusiasm. Emma is a fantastic teacher and I look forward to all my fiddle lessons!”Martha O'Brien, age 9

“Emma waves a magic musical wand! We are so lucky to have Emma teach our three children…..she has a beautiful kind and caring manner, our mini musicians love going to her lessons and help each other when practising at home. We hope Emma will be teaching them for many years to come!”Josephine & Barry O'Brien

“I attended a highly enjoyable and inspirational 7 week workshop run by Emma at the Bury Met. It was in a very warm and friendly atmosphere and together with Emma’s unassuming charm,superb fiddle playing, unpretentious teaching  skills, patience and approachability I will certainly be enrolling for the next workshops.”Tony Brown

“Emma is an inspirational musician and a patient teacher. Her enthusiasm goes beyond the class.  She will send follow up emails with suggestions and sound recordings to enhance the content of the lesson”Bill Dwyer

“I have attended a few of Emma’s workshops now. She creates a very enjoyable, supportive environment in which to learn, and is good at adapting her teaching to meet people’s individual needs within the group. I have added some new tunes to my repertoire, and enjoyed meeting other people who play folk fiddle locally.”Kathy McIver

“The workshop was brilliant. To teach a group of youngsters a jig, polka and reel in a few hours takes some talent. Emma has lots of it. The children had mighty fun. The parents were delighted with the concert. Well done. Hope we can organise it again someday”Robin Mason – Liverpool Comhaltas.

“You had a lot of different ages and abilities but the pieces of music that they played during the show on the Sunday were fabulous. It was amazing to see what you were able to get out of them! My daughter (age 13) enjoyed the whole experience, the first of these she had done, and is hoping that you will come again in the future!”Kathleen Cunningham - Liverpool Comhaltas