Hideaki Aomori
Los Angeles, CA
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Hideaki Aomori

Hideaki A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Intermediate, Advanced
I have played saxophone in classical, chamber, jazz, and rock settings such as orchestras, Saturday Night Live, jazz clubs, and movie sessions.

I also have a lot of experience providing music for movies and tracks with my home recording studio and can provide guidance for instrumentalists who are interested in writing, arranging, and recording their own music.

Please see my website for more details on my experience level, but I will be able to help you with any goal you set in music!

About Hideaki A.

Dr. Hideaki is one of the most experienced and versatile woodwind musicians of his generation. Based in LA, he plays clarinet, saxophone, and flute and has toured and recorded for Paul Simon, Bon Iver, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, Bill T. Jones, John Legend, Sufjan Stevens, and many more. Trained in both jazz and classical music, Hideaki has performed at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Bonnaroo Festival, Eaux Claires Festival, Saturday Night Live, the Tony Awards, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Colbert Report, Madison Square Garden, and many more NBA arenas in addition to many film, commercials, recordings, and broadway credits.

Many of his past students have received music scholarships from universities. When he is not working from home, Hideaki is touring as a performer and a guest lecturer at various venues and universities.

The Juilliard School - clarinet BM 2004
Queens College - jazz sax MM 2006
Stony Brook University - clarinet DMA 2008

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Damian
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I am a professional musician living in New York City. I have held chairs on Broadway shows such as South Pacific, The King and I, Sunset Blvd, and My Fair Lady. I have also subbed on many more such as Porgy and Bess, Cinderella, Anastasia. in 2017 I won the Low Reed chair audition for Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
I am a bassoonist that decided to start doubling so I came to Hideaki to teach me how to play clarinet, sax, and flute. I had never played a single reed instrument before or had even imagined playing the flute. Hideaki is one of the best teachers you will find. His knowledge of music and is style of playing is second to none. His patient and concise teaching style will take you to the next level in no time. Within a year I was subbing on broadway shows playing flute, sax, and clarinet. I highly recommend Hideaki as a teacher.

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Ayaka
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I studied with Hideaki for several years, starting off as a beginner clarinet student. He is an incredibly talented musician, who genuinely cares about your progress. Throughout my years of study with him, he had creative approaches to address any issues in my playing and worked patiently to figure out what was best for me. His guidance and expertise were key in developing my interest in music and decision to pursue clarinet through college. I highly recommend him as a teacher for players of all levels.

Posted Sep 2, 2019
Taiki
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I took clarinet lessons for a few years with Hideaki and not only is a phenomenal musician, but he is an incredible teacher. His kind and caring personality creates an extremely friendly environment. In addition, his deep knowledge of music and clarinet made learning new notes, rhythms and techniques easy and stress free. He is the greatest teacher I have ever had. I highly recommend him.

Posted Aug 11, 2019
Claudine
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My coaching was really great and helpfull. The approach was simple, precise, and there was no stress. Hideaki is a talented clarinet player as well as an excellent teacher. He gave me many tricks that I can include in my day to day playing.
If I could, I won’t hesitate a minute to have another coaching with him.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Emmy
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Hideaki transformed my daughter's music experience. He not only taught her how to play the clarinet well he taught her how to understand and feel music. He is great teacher. He also invited us to his performances which were a lot of fun.

Posted Aug 4, 2019
Yuki
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Hideaki is such a gem! He is not only a world-class musician but also a Juilliard grad educator (He has a DMA - Doctor of Musical Arts). He really knows how to teach and work with you. He is very patient, cares about your progress, and has a very strong passion for music. Unlike many teachers here, his style and skills are so versatile and top-notch. You will not be disappointed!

Posted Aug 2, 2019
Patti K.
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I've worked with Hideaki for a few years now, and he is a brilliant musician whose abilities span the gamut of music making happening today! Just look at his bio. He does everything - jazz, classical, pop - and he is good at all of it. He is a thoughtful person and a skilled, patient teacher, to top it off. I would absolutely recommend Hideaki as a teacher.

Posted Aug 1, 2019

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Experience

Music Instructor
Nov 2017 - Nov 2017

Juilliard Global - Dubai

Clarinet/Flute instructor
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017

Juilliard Summer Performing Arts Camp

Clarinet Instructor
Sep 2010 - May 2013

The Kaufman Center

Gave private lessons to K - 5th grade students on recorder and clarinet at the Special Music School in New York City

Education

Doctoral - Clarinet
Sep 2006 - May 2008

Stony Brook University

Masters - Saxophone
Sep 2004 - May 2006

Queens College

BM - Clarinet
Sep 2000 - May 2004

The Juilliard School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Chamber Music Live Award
Jun 2016

Queens College

The Dorothy and Morris Grosser Award
Jun 2006

Queens College

Affiliations

ASCAP
Jan 2011
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2000
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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