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 is proud to be celebrating twenty-three years of teaching at the age of 37.
While Whitlock Piano Studio is currently Christina’s primary focus, she is happy to have returned to the Taylor University faculty as Instructor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, as well as Director of their Center for Musical Development. An active freelance artist, working with several local school districts and independent studios on a regular basis.
Christina has served on the Indiana Music Teachers Association Board of Directors since graduating in 2006, currently acting as Immediate Past President and Independent Music Teacher Forum Chair.
Christina has enjoyed adjunct faculty member positions at Ball State University and Taylor University, serving in a number of capacities related to classroom instruction and collaborative performance. Additionally, Christina facilitated online Humanities courses for the University of Phoenix as Practitioner Faculty from 2009-2017.
Christina’s speaking credits include presentations to numerous collegiate, local, and state teacher groups, as well as sessions at MTNA National Conferences (2016, 2017, and 2019).
Be on the lookout for a new project: A podcast (!) for independent music teachers in need of refreshment titled, Beyond Measure with Christina Whitlock (projected release date: Spring 2020).
Christina is an active member of the Northside Church of God in Muncie, serving as choral director and teaching in children’s ministries. She and her husband, Michael, met at Northside, and were married there in 2006. They have been blessed with two daughters, who keep them humbled and on their toes (in the best possible way, of course).