Today I am sharing something big… Something I’ve been working on personally all year. Ready… set… go! I’ve finally started publishing my own music at a new personal domain – WhitneyHawker.com! My amazing web designer has helped me with the look I wanted and after lots of detail work (I had no idea how much goes into each product page from mp3 files to certain images sizes), we launched in beta mode to friends & family. Now we’ve worked out everything in the system and I’m proud to launch it full scale!
After years of writing pieces for my students, I’m hoping to share my music with other students outside of my own studio. Composition has always been a creative outlet for me as I’ve pursued my piano degrees. I’ve taken private lessons and won several competitions over the years but slowly, I realized I loved composing for my students more than just for myself. Many of the compositions are ensembles – I believe in the power of motivation through duets, trios, and quartets at the piano. My students always ask for more and each summer, my studio hosts an entire summer camp full of ensemble music – it’s so much fun to play with friends! If you have a certain type of piece or arrangement you’d like to see, I’d love ideas for new compositions!
Anyways, enough talking from me so please go check it out! For December only, I will be sending you a free late elementary Christmas sheet music when you sign up for the mailing list. And I promise not to send too many emails – really just a few times a month! The blog has several free teaching worksheets & activities that go along with pieces. I’m so excited to share all of my compositions and ideas that go with them so I hope you find something you like. We’ll be adding new pieces often so please check back!
Whitney Hawker, NCTM, teaches group and private piano at Weber State University, Utah. She loves surprising students with the perfect piece or a new exciting game! After graduate school, she missed sharing ideas and resources daily with colleagues so she and her friend, Spring, began blogging together at 4DPianoTeaching.com