Dr. Ido Ariel is a pianist and accompanist, vocal coach, and a lecturer, one of the leading figures in the field of Art-Song in Israel. He chaired the vocal department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he is now and directed "Shira-Shir" concert series, presenting concerts dedicated to the classical as well as the Israeli art-song with prominent Israeli singers. Ido has accompanied many acclaimed singers in Israel and abroad, directed and artistically advised to related concert-series. In addition, he served as a member of the musical staff at the New Israeli Opera. His activity as teacher includes lectures and master-classes in Europe, the US and Israel and many of his students have become distinguished singers. Ido has won many prizes and awards during his studies in Beer-Sheva Conservatory, The Jerusalem Academy and the Royal College of Music, London. Currently serves as dean of student affairs in the Jerusalem Academy and active as chamber pianist, accompanist and translator.