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About Jo

Jo has been teaching in private practice for over 45 years in areas such as piano, theory, musicianship and aural development.

During this time she has specialised in many areas, from pre-instrument and early childhood music through secondary school curriculum development (Steiner)

and general across the board music education (inclusive of theory, musicianship, aural development, harmony, history, choir, composition, percussion and ensemble)

as well as writing for and directing a teenage a capella community choir.

Jo is a prolific composer across many genres and one of Australia's leading pedagogical composers.  Much of her music has been written for the benefit of her students with a number of works on various examination syllabi.

Her work is published by Wirripang and available through their website at

Jo currently maintains a busy private practice and serves on a number of committees as well as writing for her students, publishers and commissions.

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