308: From Exhausted to Excited – How Group Teaching has Given Christina Whitlock Her Time Back

We are talking all about transitioning to group teaching today with Christina Whitlock, the Beyond Measure Podcast host and TopMusicPro member. Christina just recently started her move to this new way of teaching and we’re going to hear all about her fresh and raw excitement on how she’s going with this change. If you’re thinking of starting group teaching now or in the future, this is a really important episode for you to listen to.

  • Christina gives a short introduction on herself and what her studio looks like at the moment.
  • The story of her podcast, Beyond Measure Podcast, and why she started it.
  • Christina shares what goes behind making a solo episode, the time it takes to finish one, and how the Power Hours have helped her with this.
  • The top things she has learned from doing the show.
  • She talks about her goals for the podcast.
  • The beauty of group teaching and how she shifted to this method successfully.
  • Resources and methods she tried when moved to group classes.
  • Advice for teachers who want to start group teaching regarding the financial expenses that comes with this transition.
  • The important lessons she has learned since she started group teaching.
  • Words of wisdom for teachers who are dabbling on their creative projects.

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Today’s Guest

Christina Whitlock, M.M., N.C.T.M., operates a lively independent studio from her home where she offers both private and group instruction. She discovered her love for piano teaching at the age of 14 and enjoyed a full studio roster ever since. Christina is passionate about the life-changing power of music study, and loves to share that enthusiasm with studio music teachers of all instruments and voice types. She hosts a weekly podcast titled, Beyond Measure, where she fancies herself everyone’s Anytime Piano Teacher Friend. Christina thrives off the variety our profession has to offer, and keeps busy with a variety of teaching, speaking, writing, and collaborative opportunities.

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