Christina Whitlock, M.M., N.C.T.M. currently operates a vibrant independent studio in Muncie, Indiana. Christina earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Kent State University in 2004 (summa cum laude) and completed a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Ball State in 2006.
Christina began teaching in the private setting when she was only fourteen and has maintained a full studio roster ever since. She was proud to receive the prestigious Alumni Citation from the BSU School of Music in 2021, as well as being named Indiana MTA’s Teacher of the Year in 2022
Christina has enjoyed adjunct faculty positions at Ball State University and Taylor University, teaching Group Piano, Art as Experience, Piano Pedagogy 1 and 2, Piano Literature, and Applied Piano. As an active freelance artist, Christina enjoys working with local school districts and independent studios on a regular basis.
Christina is a past president of the Indiana Music Teachers Association, having served on the Board of Directors since 2006. She currently holds the position of Independent Music Teacher Forum Chair.
Christina’s speaking credits include presentations to numerous collegiate, local, and state teacher groups, as well as sessions at MTNA National Conferences and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP).
And, because a music teacher’s job is never done, Christina launched a podcast in 2020. Beyond Measure with Christina Whitlock is a weekly shout-out of solidarity for those in the independent teaching profession. This endeavor has been a refreshing way to give back to the piano teaching community and beyond (Beyond Measure Podcast – Christina Whitlock). Through her work on the podcast, Christina also offers consultation services for studio teachers, online courses, resources, a Patreon community, and more.
Christina and her husband, Michael, keep busy with two daughters, who keep them humbled – and on their toes – in the best possible way.