Selma Jones began studying piano at the early age of 5. At the prompting of some high school music teachers, she began teaching piano while she was still a high school student at Brandywine High School, Wilmington, Delaware. After high school, she continued studying music and received a Bachelor of the Arts in Music Education. She taught in New Jersey and Delaware schools for 31 years, directing all beginning band instruments, chorus, and general music classes. In 1994, she received her Master's of Education degree from Wilmington College. Retired from the Colonial School District in 2010, Selma now focuses on her love of teaching piano at her home in Newark and at the Kirkwood Accent Music studio.
During her career as a pianist, Mrs. Jones has played at the DuPont Theater and toured Delaware as a ballet accompanist. Classically trained, she incorporates music theory, analysis, technique, and sight-reading into lessons. She writes: "I thoroughly enjoy the individualism, skill, and perceptions each student brings to their lessons. My goal is to further the student's ability to play the piano and increase their enjoyment and understanding of the instrument and of music."