Timothy Shook, Ph.D., NCTM

Professor of Music; Chair, Division of Performing Arts; Piano
Email Address
(620) 229-6272


Ph.D. The University of Oklahoma – Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy
M.Mus. Wichita State University – Piano Performance with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy
B. Mus. Kansas State University – Piano Performance

Research Interests

Undergraduate Piano Pedagogy Faculty Development
Certification of Independent Music Teachers
Collegiate faculty and students’ involvement in Professional Organizations


Professor of Music and Chair of the Southwestern College Performing Arts Division, Dr. Shook was presented the 2010 Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching at Southwestern College and named the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher in 2007. He was invited to be a Keynote Speaker for the Innovation Odyssey 2007 at the St. Francis Methodist School in Singapore. On March 17, 2010, Shook performed in Carnegie Hall with the Stevens Viola Duo. He is known for presenting workshops for independent piano teachers throughout the Mid-Western US, New York, Malaysia, and Singapore and is the author of several articles published in Keys Magazine, Keyboard Companion, and Kansas Music Review. Dr. Shook serves as the Chair for the Music Teachers National Association National Certification Commission overseeing the certification project for 22,000 MTNA members. He has recently been appointed to the committee expanding the program internationally. National Association for the Schools of Music (NASM) invited Shook to be a visiting accreditation evaluator. He has presented papers and served on panels to the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. Additionally, Dr. Shook operates a large independent piano studio in Wichita, KS, combining group and private instruction.

Timothy Shook, Ph.D., NCTM
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