Ariel Prater's wonderful journey in music began in Marietta, Georgia, where he was introduced to music in church at an early age. He started playing the piano, and with encouragement of people in his family church in a small place called Cohutta, Georgia, he was allowed to provide music on Sunday mornings. This humble start was furthered when he teamed with his talented brothers Amond and Anton Prater to form the Prater Brothers. As a group they sang in numerous churches around the southeast.
Ariel later discovered his gift of playing the saxophone, and honed his talent by playing with extremely talented musicians in churches throughout the southeast. In addition, he has displayed this talent in many venues and genres from gospel to rhythm and blues. However, it is through playing gospel that has influenced him the most, including his unique sound, tone, and playing style.
On November 14th, 2009, The debut album of Ariel Prater & The Notes of Harmony, entitled "I Will Praise Thee Oh Lord" was released. Ariel Prater, who wrote and produced the album, incorporates the saxophone in many of the songs, while the vocalists invoke strong harmonies. With this unique sound, the album has gained national prominence with the single "Just Praise" being played on radio stations throughout the country. The group also has shared the stage with many notable musicians and artists.