Christina Whitlock, M.M., N.C.T.M. operates a bustling 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 over twenty-six years of teaching at the age of 39.
While Whitlock Piano Studio is 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. As an active freelance artist, Christina enjoys 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 Independent Music Teacher Forum Chair and Recording Secretary.
Christina’s speaking credits include presentations to numerous collegiate, local, and state teacher groups, as well as sessions at MTNA National Conferences (2016, 2017, 2019, and 2022).
The podcast Beyond Measure with Christina Whitlock launched in October of 2020 and continues as a weekly shout-out of solidarity for the independent teaching profession.
Helping other studio teachers find their stride in the profession has become a strong passion point for Christina. She enjoys working with a handful of teachers each year, guiding them in continuing education and enhanced business strategies. She also teaches Introduction to Piano Pedagogy courses for high school pianists in the summer months.
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).