Music education (via public and private programs) works. As a product of both worlds, I experienced the benefits of supportive yet challenging teachers, and thus strive to instill an admirable work ethic and love of music in all of my students. As a Suzuki-certified instructor (pre-Twinkle through Book 4), I start students on the violin as early as age 4, and as late as age 84!

As Director of the Rainbow Strings Violin Program (East Cleveland, OH) I work with students in small and large group settings to establish the fundamentals of violin technique, pitch, and rhythm, while also emphasizing character-building that accompanies playing in an ensemble of peers. 

Aside from violin-centric instruction, my colleagues and I frequently create performance-lectures and one-hour recital programs intended to enrich the lives of those in healthcare environments. I work with memory care units, rehabilitation homes, and hospital arts and medicine programs to provide uniquely designed performances of all kinds. Recurring and long-term clients in the northeast Ohio area include the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Montefiore, among others. 

Contact Ariel at ariel@arielclayton.com for information regarding information on instruction and musical outreach.