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 Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2012
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
Ariel is tenacious in overcoming any obstacle presented to her. She has a tremendous passion and love for music.
I have known Ariel for many years. She is a tremendous musician, and a wonderful person!
Ariel was a former teacher of mine in band and I absolutely loved her! She has a warm heart that is dedicated to the growth of her students! She looks for the potential in each student and makes sure they are as successful as they can be. :)