Kendra Rempel
Hendersonville, NC
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Kendra Rempel

Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Having taught and performed for over 30 years, I have had the pleasure of working with students of all levels and ages. For beginning students, you can expect to be playing and learning to read music within your first month of taking lessons. I am happy to say that my intermediate and advanced students have met goals of preparing for auditions with success, performance events, and simply studying new technique and repertoire for their own pleasure. I look forward to meeting and sharing your musical endeavors!

About Kendra R.

Hello and thanks for visiting my webpage on Take Lessons. My name is Kendra, and I have been performing and teaching professionally for over 30 years. I received my performance training at Colorado University in Boulder and Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. My career as a teacher, recording artist, and performer in classical, jazz, blues, folk, pop, and latin music has enabled me to tailor my students learning experience. I look forward to helping you learn to play, improve, enrich your life, and meet your musical goals.


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42 Reviews
Angelique M.
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I studied viola from 4th grade through college and have had many different teachers. I took a very long break from studying because it was getting to be too much like work and no fun.
Returning as an adult student was a tough decision for me, but Kendra has made it fun again! We've worked through some of my old bad habits that none of my previous teachers addressed and I can play without left hand pain for the first time in my life. It's amazing!

Kendra is patient and encouraging and has really helped me rediscover my joy and love of playing the viola. I can't recommend her enough!

Posted Apr 22, 2021
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No matter how un well I play she always encourages and I feel like "ok I will try again and practice a little more and guess what I do improve . I have progressed 100%

Posted Jan 20, 2021
ted tronnes
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Kendra had my 13 year old for about a year and a half as a complete beginner, and we'd still be with her for sure were it not for an easier alternative at a new school this Fall. Kendra has an amazing understanding of the younger student and what incentivizes them to learn and grow fast. My child practiced once a day for at least 30 minutes and in the above time is already making a lot of beautiful music. If you/yours is motivated, Special K is the way! Thnx, Kendra

Posted Aug 20, 2020
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Kendra has been a joy to work with so far through virtual lessons. We are just beginning with her and we are encouraged to continue forward. She has a laser eye for technique and is warm and kind. She not only explains technical placement but she also explains the reasons why they are important. She is great with my 9 year old and really checks for understanding along the way.

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Corinne Broadbent
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Posted Jun 23, 2020
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I had a great first lesson with Kendra, she is an excellent viola teacher!

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Sue R.
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Posted May 14, 2020
Erich J.
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Fantastic as always!!

Posted May 7, 2020
Benjamin C.
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She is an amazing teacher who taught me the stuff I needed to improve.
She's very patient and she explained everything clearly to me. Thank you, teacher!

Posted May 4, 2020
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great instructor, we have seen some improvements in my son's ability to play since his classes started

Posted May 2, 2020
Erich J.
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As always, a fantastic lesson! I had a malfunction on my violin which Kendra rapidly diagnosed and set me back on the path. An excellent instructor!!

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Erich J.
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This was my first lesson, and I have already learned a great deal and also stopped some bad habits! Kendra is fantastic! And patient too...

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Cara ..
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She is so sweet!

Posted Mar 23, 2020
Sue R.
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It went greater than I expected. Very very impressed - explanations very clear, easy to understand - some tricks to improve a few things - couldn’t wait until I could practice those tips. Practiced another 25-30 minutes after my lesson. I’m already looking forward to my next lesson in a week - she made me feel at ease very quickly.

Posted Nov 13, 2019
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She is a great instructor! Very patient, especially when there are weeks where I don't get to practice very much because of work. She is understanding and always looks for the progress.

Posted Aug 26, 2019
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Posted Jul 9, 2019
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My 12 year old daughter had her first violin lesson today and this is her response on why she is giving Kendra a 5 star
- she was patient when I didn’t understand something
-she was good at explaining “how to” do different things throughout the lesson that I could understand
-she was overall really nice

Posted Jul 2, 2019
Venkat C.
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Posted May 18, 2019
Bellatrix L.
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Kendra is amazing! She's perfect at finding problems and helping the student to resolve them while challenging to be better and better.

Posted Mar 7, 2019
Harriet T.
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Posted Jan 5, 2019
Cindi S.
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Kendra has been a wonderful instructor for our daughter, Kate. She has a great way of "scaffolding" the learning, so that Kate is almost always at the edge of her abilities.... not too easy and not too hard. Kate enjoys Kendra's approach and is very comfortable with her. We have been very happy with Kate's motivation to practice and with her progress in learning. She especially enjoys the variety of music that Kendra encourages her to play.

Posted Oct 23, 2018
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Kendra is a kind, patient, experienced teacher. My son has made a lot of progress in only a few lessons. His tone quality has improved considerably and he really enjoys his lesson time with Kendra.

Posted Oct 8, 2018
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First class was really good. Kendra is very encouraging. I am excited for the future.

Posted Aug 2, 2018
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My daughter loved her first beginner violin lesson!

Posted May 28, 2018
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Thank you Kendra for the wonderful lesson. I look forward to the next!

Posted Feb 6, 2018
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Kendra is amazing!!!! So happy & encouraging!!! Has patience for questions and if you don't understand something right away!!!! I'm loving my violin lessons!!!!

Posted Jan 19, 2018
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I'm an older, experienced player that has had some specific problems after returning to violin after a long hiatus. I was concerned most with my vibrato and a bouncing bow. Kendra zeroed right in on those problems and they were resolved in just three lessons. Kendra is patient, knowledgeable and perfect for an adult player at any level. I imagine she is fantastic with younger players, as well.

Posted Jan 12, 2018
Kay H.
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It's amazing how remote sessions with Kendra would be this effective for my 12-year old daughter. Definitely planning on continuing the lessons!

Posted Sep 13, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and patient.

Posted Aug 3, 2017
Chad D.
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All I can say is that Kendra has been the perfect teacher for my daughter. Very patient and with clear direction. Many times she goes over the time limit too which indicates she is more about helping the student.
A+ teacher

Posted May 3, 2017
Sofia N.
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Our 9 year old daughter loved her first violin lesson with Ms. Kendra!

Posted Mar 3, 2017
Alex H.
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We tried the first skype session - it's amazing what can be accomplished in 30 minutes with a right teacher! My daughter is excited for the next session!

Posted Nov 6, 2016
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pretty awesome

Posted Oct 17, 2016
Linda E.
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Mrs. Kendra was very sweet and patient with my 4 year old daughter. I can see that Mrs. Kendra has a lot of teaching experience and a very welcoming personality. We are looking forward to more lessons :)

Posted Sep 23, 2016
Emma M.
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Kendra is very patient and kind; my daughter loves her!

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Vanessa B.
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Kendra is the best.

Posted Jul 27, 2016
Samuel L.
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Kendra is an amazing viola teacher. Since this was my first online lesson ever, I was skeptical at first. However, Kendra's kindness and positive attitude assured me that I had made the right decision. She covers many aspects of both the technical parts of handling the viola, as well as perfecting intonation and handling a wide variety of styles of music. She also is attentive to specific needs, and accomodates for different paths depending on individual goals. Thanks for all you do for me Kendra!

Posted Jul 13, 2016
Chad D.
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Very personable and teaches the violin very clearly, she is excellent !

Posted May 16, 2016
Jacquelyn H.
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We are so excited about how much we learned in thirty minutes. We are on our way!

Posted Mar 9, 2016
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Not only is Kendra a gifted musician, she has the ability to teach, which is a rare talent. I'd highly recommend Kendra for beginning to advanced students!

Posted Feb 4, 2016
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My daughter loved it!

Posted Aug 25, 2015
Heidi S.
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Kendra has been tutoring one of my daughters for about 2-1/2 years, and tutored my other daughter for about 6 months. We have been extremely pleased with the progress they both have made working with Kendra. She is very good at identifying where a student needs to make corrections and does it in a way that is positive and easy to understand. She is excellent at helping students find their own voice - interpreting the music and infusing creativity and meaning into each piece. We really appreciate how she has individualized her teaching approach to each of my girls' needs and goals, and how she is always positive and enthusiastic about their progress. When Kendra moved out of state, we opted to continue lessons with her online rather than find a new local teacher because she has been (and continues to be) such a great instructor. I highly recommend Kendra as a violin/viola teacher.

Posted Jul 3, 2015

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Jan 2018 - Present

Nelson String Quartet

Jun 2017 - Present

Hendersonville Symphony

Mar 2017 - Present

Parlour Players

orchestra librarian
Aug 2016 - Present

Brevard Philharmonic

Mar 2016 - Present

Brevard Philharmonic

Jan 2016 - Present

Blue Ridge Orchestra

Viola/violin teacher/freelance/studio recording
Jan 1985 - Present

self employed

Sep 1996 - May 1998

Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque

Jun 1989 - Aug 1989

Boulder Opera Company

Jun 1989 - Jul 1989

Boulder Baroque


string performance
Aug 1990 - May 1991

University of Brandon, Canada

string performance
Aug 1988 - May 1990

University of Colorado



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Quartet Performance Scholarship
Jul 1998

University of Colorado

string performance scholarship
Jul 1990

University of Brandon, Canada


National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2000
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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