Let's give a big welcome to our newest writer here at MusicEdMagic, Ariel Alexander!
Dr. Ariel Alexander has gained recognition as a Los Angeles jazz saxophonist, composer and educator. Originally from St Louis, Ariel earned her B.A. at Indiana University and her M.A and Doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California. She is a faculty member at Chaffey College and Los Angeles Southwest College.
As a saxophonist, Ariel has performed with Take 6, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Patti Austin, Stevie Wonder, Ruben Studdard, James Moody, Jon Faddis, and Monica Mancini. Ariel also arranged for and plays on Steve Miller's (Steve Miller Band) forthcoming CD to be released on Capitol Records. Ariel owns Rock Star CD Recording Workshop (www.rockstarworkshop.net
), a mobile recording studio for kids and teens. Rock Star Workshop travels to over 200 events a year.