Emma Brown is currently a viola and violin teacher at the Suzuki Academy of Columbia. She started her musical training on the violin at the age of seven in the Suzuki method and discovered her love for the viola in high school. Emma received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and her Master's degree in Violin and Viola Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina, during which she served the Assistant Director of the University of South Carolina String Project under the direction of Dr. Gail V. Barnes.

Prior to moving to South Carolina in 2018 she served as the Assistant Director and master teacher for the SOAR (Strings Off and Running) program at St. Mary’s School in Cortland, NY in addition to maintaining a private teaching studio and performing with the Catskill Symphony and Clinton Symphony Orchestras. Emma has also completed Suzuki teacher training with Carrie Reuning-Hummel (Every Child Can) and Amanda Schubert (Violin Book 1).