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 performed 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.

Ariel has worked as an arranger and transcriber for artists such as Eminem, John Legend, Steve Miller, and the Fox show "The Four." 

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.