The Studio Foundations Course 
is designed to help teachers find 
sustainable satisfaction

(and increased effectiveness!) 
in their approach to the lesson experience.
My claim to fame is this:  I have been every kind of teacher. 
  • I've been the teenager with a full studio roster, but NO actual understanding of how to teach.
  • I've been the collegiate student teacher who is starting to find her way, and eager to prove herself.
  • I've been the graduate student (M.M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, thankyouverymuch), looking at this subject matter through an academic lens. 
  • I've been through SO many seasons:  Endlessly Flexible, Relentlessly Rigid, and Total Burnout (to name a few)
...these stages (and many more) have accumulated into 27 years of private piano teaching, and I'm still going strong!   
After launching the Beyond Measure Podcast in 2020, I've discovered my passion for sharing my experiences with studio teacher communities around the world. 
My approach involves a relationship-centered, repertoire-rich experience, individually tailored to each student who sits on the bench across from me. 
My primary goal is to help my students become lifelong music-makers, and - if I may say so - I have a pretty good track record for doing just that.
And now, I want to help you do the same. 
"I appreciate how you're not afraid to talk about the hard things."
Sarah, independent piano teacher

This self-led course is for you if:

  • You feel tired or uninspired when it comes to your approach to studio teaching
  • You've always wanted to take a pedagogy course but didn't know where to start
  • You appreciate Christina's "vibe" on the Beyond Measure Podcast
  • You are new to teaching lessons and aren't sure where to begin
  • You have been teaching for any number of years and are ready to take a deep-dive into what you TRULY believe about music study

This self-led course is NOT for you if:

  • You don't enjoy listening to Christina's voice on the Beyond Measure Podcast
  • You believe there is a one-size-fits-all solution/method/strategy for ANY aspect of our field
  • You just want someone to hand you a checklist of what you need to do to become a top-notch educator
  • You are unwilling to experiment
  • You look down on other teachers who do things differently than you
“I appreciate your realistic, personable spirit.  Every topic you have is related to where I've been as a teacher, where I'm currently at, or where I hope to be”
Monica, independent piano teacher
Christina Whitlock, Your Self-Proclaimed Anytime Piano Teacher Friend
Christina is a multi-passioned piano teacher with ENORMOUS enthusiasm for the art of teaching, as well as the art of...well... teaching HOW to teach. 

Having recently made the (difficult!) decision to hit "pause" on her university teaching responsibilities, Christina is eager to shift some of her focus to sharing pedagogical observations in the most accessible ways possible - like this Studio Foundations Course!

The Beyond Measure Podcast is a project she is wildly proud of, and she delights in the loyal following it has found since launching in 2020. 

In addition to maintaining a large independent studio, Christina manages frequent speaking engagements, one-on-one consultations with studio teachers, and a growing list of desired contributions to this field she adores with her whole heart.

10 Things You Should Know About the Studio Foundations Course
1.  The bulk of the course centers around 14 guiding principles I consider to be my "secrets" to a mutually-satisfying experience for everyone involved in the lesson process.

2.  These 14 Principles are comprised of philosophical elements, pedagogical principles, and things I've simply learned from my own experience.

3. While, personally, I teach piano lessons, this material is designed to be applicable to studio teachers for any instrument or voice type.

4.  This course is inspired by the first few lessons I teach in university piano pedagogy courses, as well as the Intro to Pedagogy course I teach high school students in the summer months.
5.  For a very limited time, I am including three BONUS units with this course.  These video lessons give you a glimpse into my methods for building quality relationships with (1) your students, (2) their families, and (3) your community.
6.  The cost of this course will NEVER be this low again.  Register BEFORE January 3rd to take advantage of the $89 price point. 

7.  In addition to video lessons with each unit, you will receive a printable workbook to help you brainstorm how you can best implement the material in your own studio situation.

8.  Limited VIP Passes are available.  VIP Passes buy you entry into three LIVE Q+A sessions, via Zoom.  These sessions will take place on Friday (01.20, 01.27, 02.03) at Noon, eastern time.  Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

9.  I will never claim to have ALL the answers, but I've been at this studio teaching game for a long time.  I've seen a lot, experiment constantly, and - of course - have made plenty of mistakes. I look forward to the opportunity to share it all with you: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

10.  Course sessions will be available beginning January 15, 2023.
- Course Enrollment Options - 

Studio Foundations Course and Workbook, $89

  • 15+ Video Lessons 
  • Printable Workbook
  • Lifetime Access (so you can work at your own pace!)
  • Three BONUS video lessons on Building Relationships with (1) Your Students, (2) Their Families, and (3) Your Community.  This is the ONLY time these bonus videos will be included in this course package.

PRE-ORDER NOW (Course Available 01.15.23)

I can't wait to get this information in your hands!

Studio Foundations Course and Workbook PLUS the VIP PASS, $129

  • Everything described in the previous package, PLUS access to THREE Live Q+A's with Christina
  • Live Q+A's will be held via Zoom on Fridays (01.20, 01.27, and 02.03) at NOON, eastern time.  Please note the time zone. 
  • Q+A's WILL be recorded for those who cannot attend live.  Questions are welcome to be submitted in advance.

PRE-ORDER NOW (Course Available 01.15.23)

Let's hang out in January! WOOHOO!
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti