Dr. Ariel Alexander has gained recognition as a Los Angeles musician, producer, educator and entrepreneur. Originally from St Louis, Ariel earned her B.A. at Indiana University and her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California. Ariel has presented concerts throughout the US, South America, Europe and Asia. She has performed with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Steve Miller (Steve Miller Band), Take 6, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Ruben Studdard, and Monica Mancini. As a studio musician, Ariel regularly records for television and film soundtracks.
Her latest album, Street Cries, is a collaboration with guitarist Jon Bremen and features Louis Cole on drums, Tim LeFebvre on bass, Vardan Ovsepian on keyboard and Sara Leib on voice. As a producer, she composes tracks for film, tv, and internet content.
As an educator, Ariel directs the Commercial Music Program at Saddleback College in Orange County, CA. Her teaching specialties include Music Production, Music Business, and Commercial Music Performance.
Ariel is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays an Aaron Drake mouthpiece and ligature.