Whitney Hawker began playing the piano at age six in Japan. Over the years, she studied with many talented teachers who each shared their love of music with her.
Whitney received her Masters in Music from Texas Christian University and her Bachelors in Music from Weber State University. At both schools she studied under amazing professors including Professor Tomas Ungar, Dr. Ann Gipson and Dr. Yu-Jane Yang. Previous teaching experience includes private and group classes at several universities and music schools, as well as a private piano studio of her own. Teaching continues to be her passion as she tries to inspire every student to love music.
Whitney has performed in masterclasses, solo piano recitals, and chamber concerts in Japan, Europe and across the United States. Whitney is a member of Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA), serving in various local associations across the U.S. She has presented at numerous conferences including Texas Music Teachers Association Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, Utah Music Teachers Association Conference, National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, and the Music Teachers National Association Conference.
When she’s not practicing piano, you’ll find Whitney reading a book or hiking outside to a waterfall. She loves spending time with her husband and 3 children. Her teaching studio is currently located in Layton, Utah, and she works as an adjunct professor at Weber State University.