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About Arlene



University of Utah

  • Master of Music Degree, 2002 (emphasis in piano performance and pedagogy)

  • Bachelor of Music Degree, 1999 (emphasis in piano performance and pedagogy)


Arlene started playing piano at age three.  She has studied piano with Lenora Ford Brown, Dr. Douglas Humpherys and Dr. Marjorie Janove. 


Arlene taught piano lessons from 1993-2002 at her studio in Farmington, Utah as well as Kindermusik© from 2000-2002.  She also taught piano for the University of Utah’s Preparatory Division from 2001-2002.  After taking a hiatus from teaching to raise her children, Arlene returned to private instruction in 2014. 

Arlene is a member of MTNA, UMTA and NFMC.


Teaching Approach


I am a piano teacher in Davis County Utah.  I am passionate about music and sharing it with others.  My goal as a teacher is to create a positive learning environment where the student can develop musical skills and a love of music.  I am especially focused on helping young students become motivated and enthusiastic about piano through a careful selection of curriculum.

Lessons are tailored to the individual student and will focus on repertoire, sight reading, technique, listening skills, theory, practicing techniques, musicianship and performance.   


I take great pleasure in watching my students develop confidence and musical skills while gaining a love of music!

Audio Recordings

Bartok Fantasy - Arlene Gates
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Beethoven Sonata in Eb 1st mvt - Arlene Gates
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Rachmaninoff Predlude Op. 23 No. 4 - Arlene Gates
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Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 - Arlene Gates
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