Hello there! My name is Ariel. I graduated from the University of Jamestown with a Bachelors in Music Education and Flute performance. I am primarily a flute family specialist: piccolo, flute, Alto and Bass flute are all in my wheelhouse. Through my years of schooling I have learned many other instruments and also am very skilled in voice, so I am qualified to teach most categories. I taught in the North Dakota Public School system in very small school districts for several years. My greatest strength while teaching was working one on one with each individual to get my students to a much higher level of playing and musicianship. I truly believe meeting each individual where they currently are and going from there is the best policy for growing as musician.
I also believe that in order to be the best teacher I can be I must continue to grow as a musician as well. So, I too continue to work to improve my skills, and play with great ensembles to keep my skills sharp and ever growing. At the moment I play in 4 different community ensembles around the state of North Dakota and also participate annually in IMC's Adult Community Music Camp. Typically you will find me playing the flute and piccolo, but occasionally I pick up the Tenor Sax to play in Jazz combo, and when the season is right you will find me lugging around my Euphonium to play all of the Regional Tuba Christmas Events in North Dakota annually and from time to time I play in brass choirs. I truly believe the act of making music with an ensemble is a major key to success and fulfillment on your journey as a musician.
Teaches students 7 and up
Music Education from University of Jamestown
I took flute lessons from Ariel a couple years ago. Ariel plays flute beautifully. I was a beginning student and she was very knowledgeable about teaching flute, very encouraging and I got a good foundation in playing flute from her. I would highly recommend Ariel as a teacher. She also made it fun.Show More
Ms. Oster was the best music instructor my Grandson ever had, he plays the Trumpet and plays it still today. She introduced him to the International Music a camp that is held at The Peace Gardens during the summer. Ms. Oster was the most positive influence on him to date. I often wish she could work with him again. It is a privilege and an honor to give her a review..thank youShow More
She's a good instructor on how to play an instrument quickly. Her optimism is very nice. Has very good patience. I would recommend her.
Ariel is very versatile on her teachings, from brass instruments, to woodwind instruments, to singing. Her ability to be able to teach many instruments and vocal skills is amazing and I'm glad that I was able to be taught all that by her. I highly recommend her and you'll have fun and learn alot guranteed!Show More
Ariel is very successful working with students one on one! She chooses music that is challenging but also allows her students to be successful. Ariel is a very accomplished musician and performs in various ensembles to maintain her skills and continue to grow.Show More
Ariel is a very accomplished musician!! She’s always working to make herself better! Her strength is definitely working one on one with students of any age.
A very talented instructor can help you become a great musician. Is great with helping and giving advice. You will be a protege in no time.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Are you looking to start out on the clarinet as a beginner? Or are you already an aspiring clarinet player looking to grow in your skills and reach that next level as a player? Whether you are just looking to get started or want to get that upper hand in band I can help you get there.
Minnewaukan Public School
Taught 5th and 6th grade beginning band, 7th and 8th grade Band, Choir and General Music, High School Band and Chorus and individual lessons to all Junior High and High School Band members and a few select Junior High and High School Chorus members throughout the day. Prepared High School Band and Chorus members for Small Group and Solo festival in the Spring.
University of Jamestown
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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