Hideaki Aomori

Hideaki A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Intermediate, Advanced

My goal with my students is to create an efficient system. I want your hour of daily practice to yield the most amount of progress. I am interested in working with advanced players who want a diagnosis of bad habits that are hard to recognize on your own as well as students who are looking for that aha moment to get deeper into the subject!

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 about my experience level.

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Hideaki delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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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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


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Chamber Music Live Award
Jun 2016
Queens College
The Dorothy and Morris Grosser Award
Jun 2006
Queens College


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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Photos & Videos

John Legend recording for Grammy's 2017 - Clarinet
Funk Session - Alto Sax Improvised
Broadway - Clarinet Improvised
with Paul Simon on SNL
At a recording session

Photo by Hideaki A.

clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone track
recording session of 'Glue'

teaching a class at Michigan State University
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6 Reviews

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Ayaka Sep 2, 2019
Clarinet · In studio

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.

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Taiki Aug 11, 2019
Clarinet · In studio

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.

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Claudine Aug 6, 2019
Clarinet · In home

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.

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Emmy Aug 4, 2019
Clarinet · In studio

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.

Yuki Aug 2, 2019
Saxophone · In studio

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!

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Patti K. Aug 1, 2019
Clarinet · In studio

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.

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