Music Love Academy

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Operating as usual


So long, farewell, aufwiederseh’n…goodbye 🥲

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 09/12/2022

🎹Selling our beautiful Kohler and Campbell grand piano! 💥LOWERED PRICE💥. Need gone by October 1st!


➡️See serial and model numbers in photos.

This is a 5’9” grand. Would make an exceptional advanced instrument. Beautiful, and in perfect, like-new condition. Regularly tuned and serviced.

Gives a full, strong dynamic range, and has a beautiful warm, rich tone. Feel is a medium weight action, with a robust, cushiony touch. An absolutely gorgeous instrument!

Black gloss finish.

Please PM or text Dolly at 540-359-5564

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 09/12/2022

💥 We will be selling our two studio pianos. Please PM or text Dolly at 540-359-5564 if interested! 💥

➡️Must be gone by October 1st.

🎹 Upright Baldwin: $300 OBO. Great beginner piano, regularly tuned. Bright tone and easy touch.

🎹 Grand (5’9”), Kohler and Cambell SKG- 600S: $5,200. Regularly tuned and serviced. This is an incredible piano that would make an awesome upgrade for anyone wanting an advanced level instrument! Full dynamic range, and has a warm, rich and full tone, with a robust, cushiony touch.

Will be getting better photos soon—but putting this here to start getting the word out!


Dear students and families,

As most of you have heard by now, it is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the close of MusicLoveAcademy. We have been honored to provide our community with music lessons for the past three years, and will miss working with our students and families immensity.

This is a decision that comes after many months of deliberation, prayer, and hoping that the studio would be able to turn around and support itself. Sadly, due to the economic uncertainties we are now facing, we haven’t made it there and are being forced to close our doors.

➡️ Please note that our last month at the Marshall studio will be September.

Your private instructor will be reaching out to provide information on how you will be able to continue taking lessons with them. If you are taking piano lessons at the Wakefeild School in the Plains, lessons will continue there as planned.

Thank you for a wonderful three years! Some of you have been with us since we first opened our doors, and much longer for those who started in my personal studio. It has been an honor to serve you with music, and to play such a wonderful part in your lives. I wish you all the best as we go our separate ways.

Warmest regards and all my love,
Dolly Jones


🎵We’re so excited for our Summer recital tomorrow! Can’t wait to see everyone there and to celebrate all of our student’s accomplishments! 🎶

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 07/31/2022

On this day in 1918, American jazz pianist and composer, Hank jones, was born. Jones didn't miss a day of work from his first recording in 1947 until he passed in 2010. As a solo artist, he released over 60 albums and collaborated with many other artists. In his lifetime, he was nominated 5 times for a Grammy Award and finally won in 2009 with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. If you are unfamiliar with his work, we suggest giving 'The Talented Touch' LP a listen! Happy 104th Birthday, Hank Jones!


Photos from Music Love Academy's post 07/26/2022

Celebrating the 79th birthday and very decorated life of Sir Mick Jagger! Serving as one of rock n' roll's greatest frontmen in The Rolling Stones, has released several solo efforts, and far too many collaborations to list. Jagger was born on July 26th, 1943, just a few months before longtime bandmate, Keith Richards. As a nearly 80-year old British singer, he continues to tour with The Stones. Happy Birthday Mick Jagger!

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 07/10/2022

On this day in 1835, Henryk Wieniawski was born in Lublin, Poland. Regarded as one of the greatest violinists in history, he composed many technically demanding pieces. Celebrate the many accomplishments of this fine composer with us today! Check out our story to hear samples of his popular compositions.


We're so excited for our upcoming recital on August 6th! Student Registration is now open on our website or through the link below.


Recital coming up! We will be hosting a Summer Recital on August 6th at 11am at Grace Bible Church in Marshall, VA.


Want to learn the banjo? We can help you! Our banjo instructor, Tricia Haley, will have you playing in no time! Interested in other Appalachian stringed instruments? She also teaches mandolin!

For more details check out

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 06/04/2022

Coming soon! We will be offering some instrument repair services at Music Love Academy. Restrings, setups, electronics, and small repairs available shortly. Stay tuned for more details!

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 05/25/2022

Welcome our newest teacher, and the first to our dance program!

Erin Friedersdorf is a Richmond, Virginia based dancer and choreographer. She earned her bachelor of fine arts in dance from Shenandoah University and has trained with professional dancers Tiffanie Carson, Maurice Fraga, Daniel Padierna, Shylo Martinez, Mary Robare, Matthew Pardo, Ilana Puglia, and Erica Helm. She has studied techniques for teaching dance under the guidance of Robyn Schroth who has more thank 45 years of experience teaching all levels of dance education. Erin has performed for artists Lauren Carnesi Daniels and Kim Fields. She is educated in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, improvisation, and commercial styles. Erin works as a freelance dancer and choreographer and specializes in creative movement and improvisational dance styles.


Teacher Spotlight!
David Michael Bilowus is one of our very talented piano and voice instructors at Music Love Academy. For more details check out his bio below!

David Michael Bilowus holds a Master’s degree in piano performance and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in voice and piano from the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he also taught piano. He studied piano and pedagogy with Livingston Gearhart and Carlo Pinto. He has also studied at the Eastman School of Music, the Chautauqua Music Institute, the University of Southern California, and at the University of North Texas. While in California, he studied the Russian technique of piano playing with Surajeet Chatterji.


MusicLoveAcademy It's Here... Our brand new dance program! 05/23/2022

Say hello to our brand new dance program! Our first camp is in June and will be held at our Wakefield location in the Plains. Open to grades 2nd-5th, registration is happening now! Click to read more and to meet our incredibly talented dance teacher, Ms. Erin Friedersdorf!

MusicLoveAcademy It's Here... Our brand new dance program! Ms. Erin Friedersdorf

Who likes new, shiny things?... WE SURE DO! 05/22/2022

Well...this is some pretty big and exciting news!

Who likes new, shiny things?... WE SURE DO! Six years ago, when I officially created my home-studio business, I never would have dreamed it would have brought us here! Growing out of said studio, hiring several teachers, opening a second location. Kids, with hard work and dedication, dreams really do come true! We've had to navigate some pret...


Mood for today.


Teacher spotlight!

Chen Liang is one our fantastic piano instructors at Dolly Jones Music Studio. For more details check out her bio below!

Sign up for lessons at 🎹

Chen Liang is a Chinese born-pianist who lives in the D.C. area. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wuhan Conservatory of Music, and she moved to Washington, D.C, in 2015. She completed her graduate studies at the Catholic University of America.

During this period, she worked at CUA as a studio accompanist, and she studied with Dr. Ivo Kaltchev, the chair of the piano department in CUA. As an active performer and collaborative pianist, she has brought her music to many cities in China and the United States, including Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia.

Chen Liang is graduating this spring with a Doctor of Music degree in piano performance from Shenandoah Conservatory where she studies with Dr. Alexander Bernstein.


Teacher spotlight!

We have such an amazing and talented staff of teachers at Dolly Jones Music Studio. Noah Hardaway is one of our very experienced piano instructors. See his bio below for more details!

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Hailed as “ter-RIF-ic!” by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, pianist Noah Alden Hardaway is forging a multifaceted concert career as far afield as Spain, Sardinia, and Lithuania, as well as Canada and the United States. This “pianist of extraordinary talent” (Chestnut Hill, PA) spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival where he appeared as soloist with the Aspen Sinfonia Concertante.


Congratulations, Miss Christina for passing your DMA Lecture recital! You were fantastic! Next, graduation, then, some exciting news for our studio involving this amazing musician and teacher. Can anyone guess what it might be?



We found this bracelet at our Marshall studio. Please let us know if it belongs to you and we’ll return it 🎶


Bright and sunny day! Great weather for sitting on the porch and practicing picking, singing, or just jam with some friends.


🎹 Turns out when you’re as amazing as this guy, it doesn’t matter if you’re missing part of a finger to still be a concert pianist champion!

Congratulations, Mr. Noah Hardaway for coming in first place for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Mary Graham Lesley concerto competition!🎹

Noah has openings on Wednesdays at both our Marshall location and our new location in The Plains. Contact us today to start your musical journey!

[email protected]

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 03/19/2022

🎶 We love our Saturday jams! 🎸 What a fun time putting to use skills learned in lessons. Stay tuned for more jam dates in the studio and at the park now that the weather is getting sunnier 🌞

Interested in music lessons? Email or call us today to get started!

[email protected]


Interested in learning to play guitar? Our instructors have the tools to teach electric, acoustic, classical/nylon, and bass guitar lessons. Whether you want to learn the basics, play your favorite song, or polish up an upcoming performance, we have you covered!

To book lessons reach out to [email protected] or visit our website at


Now accepting new voice students! This year we are so happy to be able to add so many students to our teacher's rosters. Please like and share this post with friends and family to help us spread the word. Our instructors are prepared, equipped, and ready to work with any age or skill level!

For more info please reach out to [email protected] or visit

Photos from Music Love Academy's post 03/09/2022

🌸 Happy National Women’s Day! Whatever it is you do, and wherever you’re at in your journey—we see you; your talents, your dreams, your achievements, and your power; everything that makes you unique and beautiful! 🌺

🎶 We are so proud to be a woman-owned and operated small business! Click photos to learn some fun facts about our owner Dolly Jones, and administrator Christina Raczka that go beyond their love for music ❤️


Happy birthday, John Williams!

Today, a legendary composer turns 90. 🎬❤️

Wishing a very happy birthday to movie music maestro, John Williams!

Current Students 02/01/2022

CURRENT STUDENTS! Please take a look at our new studio policy, and make sure you hand in your signed copy to your teacher this month! Thank you!

Current Students With all the new and exciting changes going on at Dolly Jones Music Studio, we have updated our studio policy and want to make sure that we are all on the same page! Please take a moment to click the link below and carefully read through. As always, please reach out to our office staff with any ques...

New Year, Fresh Start 02/01/2022

So many new things coming our way! Did someone say second location!?

New Year, Fresh Start It's 2022, and we have some exciting new changes happening at Dolly Jones Music Studio! From new teachers, new classes, a second location and a new studio policy--we're bursting at the seams with exciting new ways that we get to spread the love of music throughout our community! Read on to learn mor...

Music School | Northern Virginia | Dolly Jones Music Studio 01/26/2022


We have IMMEDIATE openings for piano and guitar teachers at our Marshall studio and our new location in the Plains 😃. 3-5 students guaranteed upon hire. Competitive pay within rapidly growing music school!

Minimum B.A. degree in Music or relevant experience required.

Send resumes to: [email protected]

Music School | Northern Virginia | Dolly Jones Music Studio Offering accesible, quality music lessons to Northern Virginia. Available in one of our studio locations in Fauquier County, or in the conveneince of your own home! Serving Western Loudoun, Warren county, Front Royal and Wi******er.


Why choose one, when you can have both? Love my cheese as much as I love my music! Who else is with me? 🙋‍♀️

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About Us

Dolly Jones is the owner and an instructor at Dolly Jones Music Studio. She is a mommy to three toddlers 4 years old and under, and a United States Air Force veteran dedicated to providing Fauquier County and the surrounding areas with quality and accessible music and arts education. She is passionate about serving others through the arts, and bases her teaching philosophy around the idea that every student is at a different stage in life, and therefor has different musical goals. Our teachers work hard to help students reach those goals, no matter their age, background, or previous music experience.

Dolly Jones Studio offers two studio locations: The first is based out of her home in Delaplane, Virginia, and our second location is in Marshall. In either of these locations, students will enjoy private or group classes with one of our talented and qualified music teachers. For your convenience and to better serve you, we also offer the option of in-home lessons anywhere in Fauquier County, Front Royal, Wi******er, western Loudoun and the surrounding areas!

Each of our teachers believes in making music education as accessible to our community as possible. We strive to maintain the areas lowest tuition rates without ever sacrificing the quality of lessons. All of our teachers are university or conservatory trained, and are currently working in their field by performing in local music programs, churches, orchestras, bands, musical theater, and more.

We are so glad you’ve found us, and would love to schedule a meet-and-greet so we can learn more about your musical goals, and discover how we can help bring the beauty and joy of music into your family’s home. We hope to hear from you soon!

Videos (show all)

You guys! Look what just arrived at the studio! 😍 A lovely lady from our community gave us an incredible deal on this be...
Meara Sings "Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento" and "Go 'Way From My Window"
I LOVE working on duets with students. It’s such a great way to learn how to listen to and critique different parts of m...
Marin playing an arrangment of The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
**Student Highlight** (From the studio or Dolly Jones)Meet the lovely Terra! This talented girl recently placed second a...
🎤Singing Lessons for Little Singers🎶
This made my day ❤️ My sweet little student practicing. We might be closed, but there is no reason to stop playing! Keep...
Dolly Jones Music Studio Teacher Concert!




8335 West Main Street
Newport News, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
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