Tanja Hotz was introduced to music in her early childhood, where she was guided by her mother and made her first attempts at composing. She attended the music school in Zug, Switzerland, and as a teenager won numerous prizes for her piano playing at Swiss music competitions. In addition to piano, she studied violin, flute, voice and cello, as well as music theory and composition.
After graduating from high school, Tanja began studying piano with Adrian Oetiker at the Basel Music Academy with electives in composition and free improvisation, which she completed with honors in 2014. She then completed her MA studies as a piano soloist with Adrian Oetiker at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. This was followed by composition studies at the University of Music in Vienna with Martin Lichtfuss and further piano lessons with Lilya Zilberstein. At the Zurich Conservatory she studied piano pedagogy under the direction of Eckart Heiligers, graduating with a MA degree in 2020.
She attended international music courses under the direction of piano teachers like Francois Kilian, Adrian Oetiker, Dimitri Alexeev, Lilya Zilberstein, Pascal Devoyon and Felix Gottlieb.
She has performed in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Iceland. Since fall 2020, she has been working as a piano teacher at the Basel Music School.