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Whitesel Music is a fine piano and church organ retailer and service center located in downtown Harrisonburg. Serving the mid-Atlantic since 1948.

Contact Us:


30 Baxter Dr., Suite 120,

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540-434-1376 | 888-439-8383


Our People

Joshua Dove


Joshua Dove is the grandson of previous Whitesel Music Owner, Carroll Motsinger. Joshua began his career at Whitesel Music over 20 years ago under the guidance and tutelage of his Grandfather and Norman Whitesel. With Carroll as one of the piano and organ industry’s leading retail experts, and Norman as one of the nation’s leading piano rebuilders and organ installers, Joshua received the knowledge to understand both piano and organ sales and service. With over a decade of experience under his belt, and after graduating from Bridgewater College with a B.S. in Communication Studies, Joshua took full control of the company in 2007. Since that time, he has taken the company from what some would have called a small local operation, or a ‘one man show’, to a multi-faceted, full-service piano and organ company that services the entire state of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.


He has built an incredible team of experts in their respective fields to make Whitesel Music the place for the Mid-Atlantic to come to for anything piano (acoustic and digital) and organ (pipe and digital/electronic) related. Joshua was taught by Norman Whitesel and Carroll Motsinger (both also pastors) that his family was called upon to be in the ministry. It just so happened that it was specifically the music ministry! They told him to never lose sight that we all are to treat our job as a ministry every day, and do what is right by God, and our customers. These same values were considered as Joshua built his team into what it is today. Every staff member understands that we are caretakers of the name on the front of our stores, and our reputation is our name. Joshua continues to be the team’s driving creative force and personally handles all new organ installations.

Lori Norquest


Lori has been with the company since 2008.  She handles the day to day operations of the company.


Dylan Norquest

Manager of Marketing & Whitesel Music Academy

Dylan has been with Whitesel Music for over a year and manages marketing for Whitesel Music, Whitesel Church Organs, and The Whitesel Music Academy. Along with marketing and operations, Dylan also assists on piano moves, installations, and audio engineering for concerts, dedications and events. Dylan is a student at Bridgewater College studying business marketing and communications. After college, Dylan hopes to continue his career in music industry and sound engineering.  


Andrew Morris

Service Dept. Manager

Andrew manages the piano and organ service department. 


Caitlin Didawick

Customer Service & CRM

Bob Lent

Lead Pipe Organ and Hybrid Organ Technician

Candace Wilson-Bush

Group Lesson Instructor

Ellen Kasiske

Violin, Viola, and Cello Instructor

Jesse Ratcliffe

Artist in Residence

Jesse is a native of Hinton, a one-stop light town in southern West Virginia. He is a graduate of Concord University, Athens, WV (BA) and Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA (MM). Currently, he is the Director of Music at St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton and the former Director of the Staunton Choral Society. An active recitalist, Jesse has performed recitals in WV, New York, Outer Banks, NC, VA, and performed during the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. Jesse serves as carillonneur at Luray Singing Tower. Previous positions include Concord University and Hollins University (VA).  Jesse has been honored to study privately and in master classes with Dr. Stephen Cooksey, Dr. Roberta Gary, Dr. Walden Moore and Robin Austin.

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