Jo graduated, with first class honours, from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she studied piano with Julian Jacobson, piano accompaniment with Antony Saunders and singing with Eiddwen Harrhy. While at RWCMD she received several of the college's awards for outstanding musical and academic achievements. Jo was privileged to be invited to accompany the college's principal 'cellist in a private performance for King Charles III (then HRH the Prince of Wales) at the opening of the college's Anthony Hopkins Centre.
Jo now works in Bristol as a freelance musical director, accompanist, and teacher.
She is musical director of Bristol Male Voice Choir, Bromley Heath Community Choir and Redmaids’ High Community Voices. Previously, she worked as accompanist and assistant conductor to the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir for 13 years. She is an honorary member of the internationally renowned Morriston Orpheus Choir, having served as their accompanist for 6 years.
A highly driven and experienced music educator, Jo teaches piano at Redmaid's High School, Bristol, and previously taught at the Cathedral School, Llandaff. She holds the EPTA piano teacher's certificate with distinction.
Her passion, commitment and versatility as a musician have led her to perform in several countries including The United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, and France; in venues including Symphony Hall, St David’s Hall, The Millennium Stadium, Murrayfield Stadium and The Ballroom at Buckingham Palace; and she has accompanied a diverse range of artists including Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans, Shan Cothi, Hayley Westenra, Howard Jones, Rhydian Roberts and Goldie Lookin' Chain.