Music Is Life.

Music Is Life.

That's why we need to listen.

Welcome, Friend!

I’m a rock songwriter, guitarist and YouTuber.  Songs are like my closest friends who are there for me in times of need.  Maybe they can be your friends, too.

Ari Portrait by Amy Colleen


Music Commentary
As a music fanatic, it means a great deal when a song speaks to me.  Good songs are like air and food to me, I need a steady supply of them to fuel my life....
For Musicians
Music is a challenging pursuit, so I enjoy sharing lessons learned with my fellow musicians.  Particularly, I have something to say about songwriting and guitars, but I sometimes touch on arranging, singing, recording production and music...
Life Insights
I’m constantly on the lookout for deeper meaning and understanding of life, with a particular focus on psychology and mental health.  I’m forever a student of life, and they say the best way to learn...

“Requiem” from “Dear Evan Hansen” | Cover by Aristotle’s Hope Featuring Marie

If I had encountered musical theater when I was a teenager, I may have gotten hooked on it. Instead I encountered rock n roll, which led me down the path of becoming a rock guitarist and songwriter.   So it’s been exciting for me to watch my daughter Marie discover …

Aristotle’s Hope on Bandcamp

A quick announcement to let you know that Aristotle’s Hope’s entire catalog of original music is now on Bandcamp!  Including the latest single, “Star Bound“. From here on my original music will be released in these steps: Patrons get an early listen of the release candidate mix YouTube premiere …