Ariel Kasler is a musician and Alexander Technique teacher based in Bowling Green, OH, and London, ON, Canada.
Ariel currently is currently employed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches Applied Jazz Guitar, Applied Guitar, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Pedagogy, and Lab II.
Ariel is a member of the BGSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble that performs every Wednesday at ClaZel from 8:30pm to midnight. He also teaches private students and performs frequently with various ensembles in both Ohio and Ontario.
Ariel started his musical training at age 6 on the piano, and begun playing guitar at age 13. After graduating from Emek-Hahula secondary school in Kfar Blum, Israel, majoring in music, he continued his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
At Berklee his teachers included Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski, Jon Damian, and many others. Ariel graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Professional Music, focusing on Jazz Performance, Jazz Arranging, and Classical Composition.
In 2012, Ariel continued his studies at Bowling Green State University, where he studied guitar with Chris Buzzelli and piano with Tad Weed, and graduated with a Master's Degree in Jazz Performance. While studying at BGSU, in addition to a busy teaching and performing schedule, Ariel published a thesis entitled "Giant Steps: Chord Substitutions and Chord-Scales for Improvisation" and recorded an album featuring some of the foremost jazz musicians in the midwest.
In addition to studying music, Ariel started taking lessons in Alexander Technique while in High-School. Upon moving to Canada to join his wife Bobbi Thompson, Ariel enrolled at the Toronto School of the Alexander Technique 3-year teacher training course, graduating on March, 2011.
Ariel's work experience includes extensive performing throughout North America, Israel, the UK, and Australia, as well as many contracts as a Music Director, pianist, and guitarist on cruise ships, and many years of teaching and accompanying.
Ariel is available for private lessons on guitar, piano, and Alexander Technique, as well as for performances and accompaniment in genres ranging from Classical music to Jazz and Pop/Rock.