About Us

Bill Jones MusicWe’re celebrating 42 years in the piano business.

Bill Jones Music started as Kimball Piano & Organ Centers in 1973, founded by then partners Bill Jones and Jerry Godolphin. Over the years we have grown into the largest piano dealership in East Tennessee with stores in Knoxville , Nashville and Chattanooga. Jerry Godolphin left the partnership in the 1980s to pursue other interests with Bill staying on. They remain close friends to this day.

Our strong growth is a result of our exclusive dealerships with leading brands, including Yamaha, the world leader in Pianos and digitals for both home and institutions. We also are the area’a exclusive authorized dealer for Allen Church Organs and Lowrey home organs.

From our original 2,100 square foot store in 1973, we now have over 22,000 square feet of showroom and support space with a vast selection of name brand pianos, digitals and players in all price ranges.

Our 16 music teachers teach hundreds of students a week ranging from 4 years old all the way up to 93 ! We recently procured the Yamaha Music School franchise making us the only Yamaha Music School in all of Tennessee. After 40 years in business, we are now on our second generation of family members who keep the business growing.

Meet Our Staff!

  • Bill Jones

    Owner / Founder
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    I came to Knoxville in 1973 to open a Piano & Organ retail business after my previous employer went out of business with no notice. Hoping this small business would support my family until a real job could be found, no one is more surprised than I am that this humble endeavor haslasted for 43 years. Over […]

  • Marjorie Jones

    Owner / Music School Director
  • Daniel Owens

    Sales & Web Development
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    Daniel started piano lessons at the age of 4 and has never known a life without music. His first piano teacher, Teresa Husky of Seymour, TN, not only gave Daniel the foundation of music, but also showed him how to “Love” music. When he was 11, Daniel won 1st place in a 4-H talent competition […]

  • Barbara Hall

    Sheet Music Manager
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    Barbara is in her second career, having retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory after 40 years in accounting. She attended Maryville College on a Voice Scholarship and through the years has had extensive vocal training. She started piano lessons when she was six years old and now plays piano for her church. She also directs […]

  • Katrina Duval

    Sheet Music Sales Associate

    Katrina is working on her completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Music. She loves playing piano & learning new songs on her ukulele. Katrina really REALLY enjoys large cups of coffee & watching Neflix in her spare time.