Adjunct Piano Faculty at NYU; Secondary Piano Instructor at Oberlin Conservatory; has taught students at all levels of experience, in both private lessons and group classes.
M.M. and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from NYU expected May 2018; B.M. Piano Performance and B.A. Environmental Studies from Oberlin College & Conservatory.
Pianist Jake H. comes from San Rafael, California, and began his piano studies there at age four. Currently based in New York, he has performed in many venues throughout the United States with recent engagements bringing him to the San Francisco Steinway Piano Gallery, the Kalamazoo Epic Center, and the Avram Theater in Southampton, NY. Jake has garnered several awards recognizing his work, including the NYU Walter Reinhold Scholarship, the Gilmore Master Class Fellowship, and the Oberlin Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying.
Currently, Jake is on the adjunct piano faculty at NYU, where he is also pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance with Eteri Andjaparidze. He did his undergraduate studies at Oberlin College & Conservatory, completing a B.M. in Piano Performance and a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Past teachers have included Peter Takács, John McCarthy, Adam Domash, and Pam Selvig.
Jake also plays jazz, having performed both as a solo jazz pianist and as a member of many jazz combos. While not playing the piano, Jake enjoys cooking, and also devotes time to activism for various human rights causes.