Noah Haidu

Piano

A New York-based jazz pianist, Noah Haidu received his BFA in Jazz Studies at the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music (New School University, NYC) in 2002. In 2009 he received his Masters Degree (Music, Jazz Concentration) from the Conservatory at SUNY, Purchase. As a performer, his primary focus is on working as a bandleader with his own trio and quintet which can be heard regularly at jazz venues in New York. Noah is also in-demand as a pianist with other groups: Recently he has played with the Greg Rivkin/Ambrose Akinmusire Group at the Jazz Standard, with Native Soul at Centro-Ecuatoriano-Norteamericano (Guayachil, Ecuador), with the Yaron Elyashiv Quintet at the Silver Springs Jazz Festival (Maryland), The Ken Fowser Quartet at Chris’ Jazz Café (Philadelphia) and with his own trio at Smalls (New York) and his quintet at Fat Cat Jazz (New York). When working with his own groups Noah performs mainly his own compositions which he sees as a central part of his musical work.

As a teacher Noah believes that a piano student’s potential can best be realized by the establishment of a solid foundation in the areas of technique, reading, rhythm, and theory. At that point a student can begin to pursue their own musical direction: Noah’s students have become skilled performers of jazz, classical, and popular music. Some of them have chosen to focus on composition and improvisation as their main area of interest. In order to address the unique needs of each student, Noah draws on his own training with his mentors which include Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Kenny Barron, Gary Dial, and Eleanor Hancock. Noah enjoys working with students of all ages and skill-levels.