Ariel Shetzen is a Toronto-based jazz vocalist who draws influence from Sarah Vaughan and Norma Winstone. She studied classical piano and theory with the Royal Conservatory of Music, holds her Grade 9 Piano, Grade 4 Theory, and is certified through their Elementary Piano Pedagogy program. Ariel is currently attending the University of Toronto Jazz program and has studied with Juno-award winner Sienna Dahlen, and acclaimed vocalist Alex Samaras. In 2013, Ariel was one of six Canadians nominated for the Slaight Family Scholarship for the Berklee College of Music, which is a full-tuition scholarship offered to two Canadian students.
In addition to her studies, Ariel had the opportunity to sing with Carol Welsman at Koerner Hall, for Havergal College’s 120th Anniversary. She has been teaching for several years and is passionate about helping people learn music.