The Music Academy at Stuart Hall School Instructors

Our instructors are selected for their ability to perform and teach at a high level. Our program is designed for the student seeking goal-based, data measured progress in a college preparatory setting. Each of our instructors has the experience and skill necessary to help students define attainable goals and coach students toward successfully accomplishing them. Our instructors are:

John M. Dull, Director of The Music Academy and Guitar Instructor

John Dull serves Stuart Hall School as Music Educator and Director of Chapel Services. His education includes degrees from Bridgewater College (B.A., Music, Guitar Performance and Education) and East Carolina University (M.M., Music Theory/Composition), and a post-graduate certification in church music. His experience teaching private and group guitar lessons includes nearly 10 years teaching through the Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music Program at Eastern Mennonite University, classes in guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, and composition/songwriting at Blue Ridge Community College, and presenting lectures and workshops at national and regional church music conferences on guitar in worship. John’s publications include articles as music columnist for Call to Worship, a publication of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, as well as an on-demand webinar on the subject of the guitar in worship. A native of the Shenandoah Valley, John enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family when not teaching or playing guitar.

Jihye Lovelace, Piano Instructor

Jihye Lovelace has taught all levels of piano in three different countries. With degrees in piano performance from schools in South Korea and the USA, Jihye’s education and experience equal excellence in performance and instruction. In addition to teaching piano, Jihye plays weekly at worship for her church, accompanies the Staunton Choral Society, and serves on the faculty at Mary Baldwin University as accompanist/pianist.

Stuart Hall Voices

"Stuart Hall is a really diverse, but inclusive place where you can explore your passions and make friends quickly and easily." 

—Kate '21