Sarah Hamatake received her Bachelor of Music (2019) and Master of Music (2021) degrees in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from Utah State University. While studying at USU, Sarah was an active performer, collaborator, and teacher for the Youth Conservatory. She maintained a studio of 15+ students while also teaching Keyboard Harmony classes, TAing for Aural Skills and Music History, collaborating with other USU music students, teaching non-music major private piano lessons, and teaching Youth Conservatory theory classes. She was the recipient of Graduate Student Teacher of the Year for the CCA (2021) and Youth Conservatory Teacher of the Year (2021). She has been an active member of Music Teachers National Association for 7 years. Her involvement included holding leadership roles for three consecutive years, having students participate in Achievement in Music, presenting in collegiate symposiums, and participating in a lecture performance of piano music by women composers. In her years at USU, Sarah has performed in many recitals including Rach Stars, Dynamic Duos, Piano Literature by Female Composers, Monster Concert, and two solo recitals. Besides teaching and enjoying music, Sarah likes to hike, play pickleball, bake, and read lots of books.