About Me

      Lori Arnold is a native of Northern California with a passion for teaching piano. She began her study of music at the age of 6, where she begged her mother to start her in piano studies. Her family has been immersed in the music industry, where her father has owned music stores in California and Utah, where Lori has worked and managed both of them.

    She played lead trumpet and piano in jazz band during her high school years. She also accompanied professional choirs doing the Messiah during that time. At the age of 13, she began teaching piano. She has continued teaching from that date until the present for a total of 48 years of teaching experience.

     She has studied with piano professors at Sacramento State University and Dixie State University. She has assisted Dr. Nacy Allred in Castle Rock Music Camp, has been a member of the Utah Music Teachers Association (she served as a board member for a time), adjudicates for the Hurricane Valley schools each year, has been an adjudicator for Sterling Scholar events, and has spoken at Dixie State University for the Piano Pedagogy Conference (2020). She is very avid in her work with her church and has served as an organist, choir director, accompanist, and Stake Music Chair for the past 35 years.

       Lori maintains a thriving piano studio of 70 + students in La Verkin, Utah, and enjoys teaching second and third generations of her music students! Because of her love of teaching and her love of student performances, she has spearheaded a piano evaluation called Zion's Piano Performing Arts Festival (ZPPAF), which takes place every April in the Hurricane/ La Verkin area. ZPPAF is now in its 8th year and is open to all piano teachers in the Hurricane/St. George area, and adjudicates over 150 students each year.

     Lori is a wife and mother of two adult children. She grew up on 10 acres in  Northern California and that has fostered her love of animals and gardening. She is a bit of a nerd who loves Sci-Fi and Harry Potter. She believes in always having a goal, so at the tender age of 60, she is learning to bake bread!


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