Hello! I’m Ariel. I’m a Texan by birth and a Clevelander by fortune. I love making music I love, for people I love, in a city I love. Although classically trained, I absolutely love performing traditional Irish, folk, and jazz, and lending my sounds to singer-songwriters and non-classical ensembles especially excites me! To that end, I’m just as at-home in a recording studio as a concert hall, and as comfortable playing Bach in a hot dog bar as I am in a private home recital or on a concert stage. In short, my days are full and diverse, and I’m always thrilled to find a new venue, collaborative project, or way to simply share music with others.

As an independent performing artist, I give more than 120 performances annually, primarily in northeast Ohio: from intimate private events to large-scale, black-tie affairs, and everything in between. I’ve performed for diplomats, dignitaries, artists, and all sorts of other interesting folks…   

Check out the OPUS 216 tab to learn about ensemble options and booking information for your next public or private event! 

Email: ariel@arielclayton (solo performance and music education initiatives) OR opus216@arielclayton.com (ensemble booking inquiries) 

Phone: 214.755.3548