Welcome to a special three-way podcast swap episode. In today’s show, we’re featuring Christina Whitlock of Beyond Measure Podcast. We embark on a unique journey where each of us shares our three things we’d like to change right now. We kick off the conversation with Christina giving us a glimpse into her captivating podcast, Beyond Measure. As we delve deeper, Christina opens up about three things she would like to change in her life right now.
First on her list is to change and challenge the common notion that more students automatically equate to success. She emphasized the importance of balance and the value of teacher connections.
Secondly, she discusses the desire for in-home childcare for her older children while she teaches, acknowledging the need for support in managing her responsibilities.
Lastly, Christina shares her journey towards finding contentment in a job well-done, rather than relying solely on external validation. She reminds us that when parents and studio families pay for her services and people consume her content, it’s a testament to the value she brings. Join us as we explore these insightful topics and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth.
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. She 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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