Dale Jones graduated in 1987 from the University of Louisville with a bachelors degree in music (viola performance), studying with Virginia Schneider and Michel Samson. He studied piano and viola as a youth. He played in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, and later, performed with the West Virginia Symphony for four years. He lived in Japan for ten years translating and teaching English and music. Dale began his viola studio in the Lexington area in 2002, and is a co-director of Lexington’s Original Viola Ensemble.