Ariel started playing the violin at age 4. At age 9, she played the bodhran in an Irish pipe band. Years (and many chorales) later, she and her husband, Will Guterman, formed a band with Phideaux Xavier called The SunMachine. Flashing forward, Ariel is now an art teacher in a small town on the Hudson River where she and Phideaux grew up. She has two children and three cats (Not Delia, Celia or Frida!). When not helping small and large children to realize their artistic and musical potentials, Ariel and her cats listen to the birds sing, and dream of a world where angst is just a memory.