Guro Gravem Johansen is an associate professor, and holds a PhD in music education at the Norwegian Academy of music. Her main instrument is jazz vocals and she teaches jazz aural training, jazz vocal ensemble and instrumental/vocal teaching methods for jazz/pop/rock students. She finished her master´s degree in music education in 2003 with her thesis on improvisation in jazz aural training. Her PhD is on instrumental practising among jazz students with a focus on practising improvisation. Johansen has published several educational articles in textbooks, as well as in research journals and anthologies. She conducts choirs for both children and adults, and gives workshops in free form improvisation for amateur choirs.