Ariel started showing great interest in music at an early age, and learned many instruments through the years including as saxophone and keyboard. She has always been active in the music field, joining several independent bands, and enjoys playing with friends in her free time. She was introduced to the cello in her teenage years, and instantly fell in love with this instrument and classical music. Despite a continued heavy study load and her move to Australia, her passion for this instrument never faded. She re-started her studies on the cello during university. Ariel has just finished her Masters degree in biological anthropology in Australian National University in 2019, and planning on heading forward with a PhD.
In 2018 Ariel was offered an apprenticeship with ACTAM Director Charlotte Winslade. This opportunity provides Ariel with an intensive cello study and performance experience, as well as professional development as a cello teacher. Within a year of her apprenticeship, Ariel was already engaging in professional musical productions in the Canberra region, such as the Free Rain Company’s production of Shrek – The Musical in 2018, and Opera Australia’s production of West Side Story in 2019.
Ariel held her first cello recital in early 2019, an event she feels truly marked the start of her professional career. In the meantime, she has had the pleasure of playing with different musicians in chamber groups, and also being a member of Canberra Youth Orchestra. Currently, Ariel has a wide range of students, all the way from 6 year olds to adults, and from complete beginners to intermediate players. Ariel aims to personally tailor each student’s lessons as she believes everyone is different, and enjoys helping all her students to enjoy the learning experience as they grow to reach their musical goals. Ariel is also conducting two string groups in ACTAM: junior string ensemble and adult string ensemble, she helps all players at different levels to join in and have a good time while learning to play some fun music.
Ariel believes that the interest is the best teacher, one can only be good at something if they are passionate about it, which is the true statement for her own cello learning journey. She wants to share her passion and love for cello with her students, while building strong and friendly relationships with them. From her own experience, she is certain that learning an instrument is one of the most satisfying things, and it can bring many benefits to your life, no matter you wish to be a music professional or only playing for fun.
Lessons with Ariel
Individual cello lessons with Ariel are held at Merici college and Fyshwick.
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