Timothy Shook, Ph.D., NCTM

Professor of Music; Piano
Email Address
(620) 229-6272

Dr. Timothy Shook (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is a Professor of Music at Southwestern College. Dr. Shook began teaching at SC in Aug. of 1988. He instructs an array of courses in the Music Department.


Ph.D. 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 Teacher
  • Collegiate faculty and students’ involvement in Professional Organizations

Highlighted Achievements 

Dr. Shook served as the Chair for the Music Teachers National Association National Certification Commission overseeing the certification project for 22,000 MTNA members. He was appointed and served on the committee expanding the MTNA certification program internationally. 

Topics on which Dr.Shook could lecture/speak

  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Collaborative Piano/accompanying
  • Creativity Theory
  • Arts Advocacy


Dr.Shook advocates for support and care of the mentally ill through local service and legislation at the local, state, and national level. He is a member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Shook has also been certified to lead/teach Family to Family courses for families in crises.  

Dr. Shook enjoys traveling, especially to colder climates nearer the Poles.  Attention to grandchildren, children, family, gardening, and reading Scandinavian authors fill his time when at home. Vicki, his spouse, is a church organist and insurance agent.  They have one daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren who reside in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, and Texas.

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