I would love the opportunity to personally share my vision for this course with you, but the basics are as follows:
WHEN: Classes will meet for 8 weeks, on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:15. We will begin Monday, June 7th, and conclude on Monday, July 26th.
WHERE: My home studio in Muncie
WHO: This course is designed for pianists who play at an intermediate level (or above), and are entering grades 9-12. Participating students should be genuinely interested in teaching piano lessons and willing to participate in interactive exercises and discussions.
WHY: The art of teaching beginner piano skills requires more training than meets the eye. My goal is to empower young pianists, while helping them (and their potential students) avoid pitfalls that often come with “learning on the job” in this arena.
WHAT: Christina Whitlock, M.M, N.C.T.M., (click here to view bio) will mentor students through an exploration of materials available for piano teachers, as well as interactive lesson demonstrations, brainstorming sessions, and reflection activities designed to help students develop their own personal philosophy of teaching.
This course will include a personalized, custom workbook, which will serve as a resource students can reference throughout their teaching careers. Curriculum is designed as an age-appropriate version of the first semester course in Piano Pedagogy Christina teaches at Taylor University.
No specific assignments will be expected outside of class, but students will be provided with reflection exercises and opportunities for exploration throughout the week.
HOW MUCH? Early Bird registration for the full 8-week course is $325 (until May 25, 2021). This includes a custom workbook and additional materials needed to complete the course. After May 25th, tuition will raise to $375.
Students who finish the course in good standing will receive a Certificate of Completion.
The course fee has been designed with the understanding students may miss a class or two due to summer travel plans. While “live” attendance is certainly recommended, if advanced notice of an absence is provided, students will receive a link to a video recording of class, as well as a one-on-one review of the week’s content, not to exceed 30 minutes (max 2).
Enrollment is incredibly limited, to preserve the quality of the intended mentoring relationship.
If you are interested in enrolling, or have questions, please send Christina an email through the following form: