Dr. İsmet ARICI was born in Rize in 1961. In 1985, he graduated the Marmara University Faculty of Education, Music Education Department. In 1993, he began his career as a lecturer at the same University. He took his Masters and his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Education Sciences, Marmara University.
In 2003, he was invited as a guest-teacher to a school in Odense, Denmark, and worked there in the field of music education.
He has presented a number of academic papers at national and international congresses, and given concerts in Denmark, Norway, Turkey, and others.
In 2005, he released an album called Aşk Var Ya ( There is Love). The same year he released the independent e-single Ağıt, Lament for Kazım Koyuncu.
In 2011, he released the album Yine Yalnızım(Im Alone Again).
In 2016, he released the e-single Isyanbul. (For Istanbul)
He is currently working as a lecturer at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in Music Education Department.