Kendra Rempel

Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC

About Kendra R.

Kendra teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 1989
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I have a love of music that never grows thin. My studies initiated with a purely classical approach leading to the scholarships I received to further my education. Performing with various orchestras, musical theater, opera, and small ensembles fulfilled my childhood desires. Later in my career, I expanded my studying and performing in other musical genres that have included jazz, rock, blues, folk, latin and many more. Working with various talented musicians encouraged a new line of study in improvisation I hadn't acquired during my classical studies and performance. Provided with the opportunity to study, perform, and record in classical and alternative styles has only increased my love of music and ability to reach my students at a more personal level.

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Experience

section violinist

Mar 2016 - Present
Brevard Philharmonic

section violinist

Jan 2016 - Present
Blue Ridge Orchestra

Viola/violin teacher/freelance performance

Jan 1985 - Present
self employed

Education

string performance

Aug 1990 - May 1991
University of Brandon, Canada

string performance

Aug 1988 - May 1990
University of Colorado

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Quartet Performance Scholarship

Jul 1998
University of Colorado

string performance scholarship

Jul 1990
University of Brandon, Canada
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9 Reviews on Kendra R.

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Linda E. Sep 23, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
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 :)
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Emma M. Aug 8, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Kendra is very patient and kind; my daughter loves her!
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Vanessa B. Jul 27, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Kendra is the best.
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Samuel L. Jul 13, 2016
Viola · Online
Verified Student
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!
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Chad D. May 16, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Very personable and teaches the violin very clearly, she is excellent !
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Jacquelyn H. Mar 9, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
We are so excited about how much we learned in thirty minutes. We are on our way!
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Alisa Feb 4, 2016
Violin · Online
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!
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Charity Aug 25, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
My daughter loved it!
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Heidi S. Jul 3, 2015
Violin · Online
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.