Sear, J. (2023) “Modern vocal pedagogy: Investigating a potential curricular framework for training popular music singing teachers,” Journal of Popular Music Education. doi: 10.1386/jpme_00105_1.

Jo Sear has been a professional Popular Music singer for 27 years and a singing teacher for 17 years.

She achieved an MA (Distinction) in Professional Practice: Voice Pedagogy in 2021 with Voice Study Centre/University of Wales Trinity St. David.

She is a keen advocate of Popular Music education and has presented her work at several British Voice Association conferences in the last few years.

She is currently lead singer in an 8 piece Soul band and is developing teacher training workshops with Pop Up Vocal Training.

Jo Sear’s MA research focused on developing teaching strategies for emergent pedagogical disciplines such as Pop, Rock and Soul.

She has also researched how teachers can navigate physiological barriers to Voice Registers, and the factors that influence voice register changes in singing.

She has focused on developing young male voices and exploring the passagio and upper register of CCM singers.