Our Teachers    


Jodie-McDowell-Brill, Director/Piano


Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina  Jodie has been the director of Piano Works Studios for twenty-two years and has been teaching piano for over 30 years. She received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy from East Carolina University in 1978 where she was trained in private and group piano instruction. This is Jodie’s 18th year teaching piano at Randolph-Macon College and her 9th year as accompanist for the R-MC Concert Choir. She was interim pianist and organist for Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, and has accompanied dancers for the Richmond Ballet, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Shuffles Dance Center where she also taught dance for twelve years. She has a passion for both music and dance and has enjoyed having the opportunity to teach many students of all ages and levels.

Lydia Delk, Piano


Lydia is teaching at Piano Works Studios for her third year. She graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2016 with a degree in Business and Economics and a minor in Music. She is currently an executive assistant with the Fauver Group of Keller Williams Real Estate Company. Lydia studied piano for 10 years with Melissa Hawks and 3 years with Jodie Brill while at RM-C. She especially enjoys teaching students of all ages with diverse ability levels. Her dynamic personality allows her to find unique ways to communicate with each student so that they are motivated to continue excelling at piano. Lydia is excited to be partnering with Piano Works Studios.


Austin Washington, Guitar


Austin has been playing music for 14 years, studying music theory for 13, and teaching for 6 years. Everything from R&B, Jazz, Neo-soul, and funk to classic rock, metal, prog, and country has been under his fingers for many years now. A passion to teach others and elevate them to and past his level has pushed him to want to spread his knowledge to many other people so it may help them in any capacity they desire. Whether it's therapeutic, song writing, to jam, or whatever else they may have in mind, Austin desires to help lead them to that path while paving it to the best of his abilities.