Welcome to the Northern Virginia School of Music 

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The NOVA School of Music is proud to offer two convenient location in the Aldie and Chantilly/South Riding area. We are located at:

Good Beginnings School
24194 Millstream Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
Shepherd Gate Church
4310 Pleasant Valley Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

Fall Semester 

Registration in Progress!!

We are excited to announce three new faculty allowing us to begin accepting new students. Please enroll now before we hit our compatcity!
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In March 2017, Stone Ridge Piano Studio opened its door and began offering quality music instruction and performance opportunities. The growth was amazing and was filled to capacity with a waiting list by January, 2018! 


In fall, 2018, it became NOVA School of Music and expanded its offerings to include an extensive array of  private lessons on piano, strings, guitar, drums, voice, and woodwinds!


All ages and levels are welcome. Come join us and discover the world of music and the joy it can bring to your life!

About Us

Private Instruction

Private lessons run on a semester basis costing $170 monthly for a thirty minute weekly lesson. Lessons for 45 minutes are $240 per month and an hour per family is $320 per month. Fees are pro-rated once the semester begins, so don't wait to get started!


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VOICE lessons

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Private lessons run on a semester basis costing $170 monthly per half hour. Lessons for 45 minutes are $240 per month and an hour per family is $320 per month. Fees are pro-rated once semester begins. Don't wait to get started!

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Private lessons starting age 5 - adult.

Give your child the opportunity to thrive in middle school orchestra by having years of lessons and ensemble experience before Loudoun County orchestra programs begin in 6th grade!


Beginning Strings Upper Elementary 

Ages 9 – 12

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello 

Max Enrollment: 15

Class time:  Thursday 4:45-5:25 ( 6 weeks)

Cost: $120.  Those enrolled in private lessons at NOVA Music cost if $50.


  • Instrument rental from local music store

  • Book:  Essential Elements 

  • Music Stand

  • Chair 

  • Shoulder Rest (violin/viola)

  • End Pin (cello)

  • Rosin

Students will learn the basics of playing a stringed instrument including note reading, rhythm and playing as an ensemble. 

Group Classes

Beginning Strings Lower Elementary 

Ages 6 – 9

Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello 

Max Enrollment: 15

Class time: Thursday 4:00-4:40  (6 weeks)

Cost:  $120 for students enrolled in private lessons at NOVA Music cost $50.


  • Instrument rental from local music store

  • Book:  Essential Elements 

  • Music Stand

  • Chair 

  • Shoulder Rest (violin/viola)

  • End Pin (cello)

  • Rosin



Mylinda Dockery (piano, organ, early childhood music) has over 30 years teaching experience in the Suzuki and traditional piano methods for ages 4 – adult. She received her Bachelor of Music from Salem College in Winston-Salem and her Master of Music in organ performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts where she received the Kenan Organ Scholarship for outstanding talent. She also holds a certificate from the L'Academie De Musique De Sion, Switzerland. Mylinda has performed over 3,000 concerts throughout the southeast, New York and Switzerland as both a soloist and a chamber musician. She has a passion for teaching and helping students of all ages discover  the joy of music.

Andrew Goldstein (voice, piano, saxophone) is an active singer and teacher in the northern Virginia and DC area. He has sung with Maryland Lyric Opera and the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. Andrew has taught K-12 general music, band, and chorus in Fairfax and Loudoun County public schools.

Under the direction of Grammy award-winning conductor Robert Shafer, Andrew sang with Shenandoah's Conservatory and Chamber Choirs in Rome, Venice, Florence, and Assisi, Italy and at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center in Maryland. He played saxophone in Shenandoah's wind ensemble, performing at the Virginia Music Education Association conference.

With his Master's degree in Voice Pedagogy and Bachelor's in Music Education, Andrew hopes to share his love for music with his students and educate them in the importance of being a well-rounded musician.

Mika Condo (piano) holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, studying with Dr. John Salmon, and Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has over 10 years of teaching experience and has enjoyed teaching in the Washington D.C. area since 2013. She teaches various skill levels from beginner to advanced and students of all ages. She is an active member of NVMTA (Northern Virginia Music Teachers Associations) and many of her students have been participating in local piano festivals and competitions.

Grace Seong eun Kim has taught over 50 years with a passion to show students of all ages the joy of learning music. She has an undergraduate degree from Chongshin University of Seoul, Korea, a Master's from the Juilliard School of Music, NYC and three years toward her doctorate at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

She is a highly accomplished artist with a love of teaching students of all ages and levels the joy of music and the art of performing!

Kara Kaiser (strings) has over 15 years of professional experience teaching music to children and adults of all ages. She holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Masters in Teaching. She worked in the Fairfax County Public School system teaching strings from 2006 – 2015 and has continued teaching as a private instructor. While in the school system she gathered invaluable experience in learning to teach varying abilities including students in advanced academics, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and physical or emotional disabilities.

As a string specialist she enjoys sharing the beauty of violin, viola, cello and bass. Using a diverse range of methods, Kara caters to the unique abilities of each student. She believes that everyone, regardless of age, is capable of creating music and that developing an appreciation for music is the heart of music education. 

Gabe Jones (drums, guitar & bass) founded Jones Studio in 2017. Before that, he played in multiple professional bands in D.C. and Kentucky. He studied jazz drums at University of Louisville and has taught drums and guitar for 9 years. Gabe is skilled in many genres including jazz, rock, blues, to name a few. He has performed at venues across the east coast and recorded extensively. He enjoys teaching all ages and sharing his knowledge to inspire his students to achieve their musical goals!

Steve Wright fell in love with the guitar at the age of 11. After graduating from high school he moved to Atlanta, GA where he formally studied guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music where he earned a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance and graduated with honors. Steve went on to continue his jazz studies at the University of North Texas and a Masters of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance from London college of Music. Additionally, Steve completed a year toward his doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham with a research focus on Tai Chi and Qigong for Musicians for interdisciplinary methods of efficient practice for health and well-being on and off the stage. Steve has 25 years of experience as a teacher and performer. He welcomes you and/or your children into his studio to discover the world of making music!

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Good beginnings school

24194 Millstream Dr
Aldie, VA 20105


4310 Pleasant Valley Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151
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We're in your neighborhood!

NOVA School of Music offers two convenient locations for music learning.