Jo has had many years experience teaching students how to sing. In Sydney she’s a well-respected, popular teacher and Academic Lecturer at leading institutions including The Australian Institute of Music, Saint Andrew’s Cathedral School, The Academy of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA) and The Australia Performing Arts Grammar School (APGS). She has successfully prepared students through AMEB exams and has also coached students in preparation for public singing performances, auditions, and scholarship entrance. Jo is happy teaching students from any age group, from beginners to advanced levels.
Jo's won awards for her original compositions in the 25th Australian National Song writing contest and twice at the Musicoz awards and has given electric performances at The Manly International Jazz Festival, The Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, The Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, The New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival and the Java Jazz Festival held in Jakarta Indonesia alongside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42. She’s composed songs for the hit children’s TV series ‘As The Bell Rings’ (Disney Channel). She’s sung backing vocals for artists such as Rick Price, Glenn Shorrock, Tina Arena, Mark Williams, Margaret Urlich, Julie Anthony, Steve Clisby and Dame Edna Everage. Other credits include a lead role in ‘The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers- Live On Stage’, a featured role in the hit TV series ‘Hercules’ and a lead role in the US TV series ‘Deadly Women’ playing real life convicted murderer Sheila LaBarre.