Instructor - Saxophone
Language: English (fluent)
Musical Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Jazz
Specialized Skill Levels: All
Adult Students Welcome!
Ariel Williams is a concert saxophonist and educator based in the Northern Virginia area. She has taught saxophone at the Mason Community Arts Academy since 2017, and welcomes students of all ages and ability levels to her studio. Whether you are seeking to pick up the saxophone for the first time; improve your skills for a district band, state band, or college audition; or just seek to become a better saxophonist and musician; she will work one-on-one with you to tailor lessons to suit your individual goals.
Ariel holds a master’s degree in saxophone performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where she studied with Dr. Allison Adams and served as the graduate teaching assistant for the saxophone studio. As the graduate teaching assistant, Ariel gave private lessons, taught weekly technique classes, and coached saxophone chamber ensembles. While attending UTK, Ariel performed with the Resiliano Saxophone Quartet, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Wind Ensemble, and was a founding member of Moirai Winds, a Knoxville-based woodwind trio committed to developing the repertoire for flute, clarinet, and saxophone trio and promoting diversity in musical programming.
Additionally, Ariel graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. While at GMU, she was a winner of the 2018 George Mason University Wind Ensemble concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the ensemble. As a member of the GMU Saxophone Quartet, Ariel has performed at the 39th and 40th International Saxophone Symposiums, at the 2017 GMU Honors Recital, and premiered a new work at the Snapshot Conference hosted by the Society of Composers, Inc.
Ariel also serves on the administrative staff of MCAA as the Assistant Coordinator of Programs and Operations.
For more information, please contact the office at 703-993-9889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org