Kendra Rempel

Kendra R.

Hendersonville, NC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I began privately instructing students while I was still in high school. Thirty years later, my studio teaching experience continues to instill a passion for music and students that are performing in their own venues in school and the community. Knowing that the time I have with each person is leading them to grow and share their own abilities with others is truly the heart of where I think musical instruction should lead.

About Kendra R.

Hello. My name is Kendra and I have been performing and teaching professionally for over 25 years. Utilizing the Suzuki curriculum and supplemental methods, I like to provide a solid technical foundation as well as tailor each lesson to my students' personal musical interests and goals including classical, Irish and Bluegrass fiddle styles, jazz, blues, and popular music.
Please note that I reserve studio space on a weekly or bi monthly basis. I look forward to helping you study music and reach your goals!

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Quartet Performance Scholarship from University of Colorado
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Reviews (29)

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Sue R. Nov 13, 2019
Violin · In home

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.

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Colleen Aug 26, 2019
Viola · Online

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.

Stacey Jul 9, 2019
Violin · Online

Jaelyn Jul 2, 2019
Violin · Online

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

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Venkat C. May 18, 2019
Viola · Online

Bellatrix L. Mar 7, 2019
Viola · Online

Kendra is amazing! She's perfect at finding problems and helping the student to resolve them while challenging to be better and better.

Harriet T. Jan 5, 2019
Viola · Online

Cindi S. Oct 23, 2018
Violin · Online

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.

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Mara Oct 8, 2018
Viola · Online

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.

Joe Aug 2, 2018
Violin · In studio

First class was really good. Kendra is very encouraging. I am excited for the future.

Alana May 28, 2018
Violin · Online

My daughter loved her first beginner violin lesson!

Dylan Feb 6, 2018
Violin · Online

Thank you Kendra for the wonderful lesson. I look forward to the next!

Audrey Jan 19, 2018
Violin · Online

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!!!!

John Jan 12, 2018
Violin · Online

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.

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Kay Sep 13, 2017
Viola · Online

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

Clayton Aug 3, 2017
Violin · Online

Very knowledgeable and patient.

Chad D. May 3, 2017
Violin · Online

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

Sofia N. Mar 3, 2017
Violin · In home

Our 9 year old daughter loved her first violin lesson with Ms. Kendra!

Alex H. Nov 6, 2016
Viola · Online

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!

anna Oct 17, 2016
Viola · Online

pretty awesome

Linda E. Sep 23, 2016
Violin · In studio

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 :)

Emma M. Aug 8, 2016
Violin · In studio

Kendra is very patient and kind; my daughter loves her!

Vanessa B. Jul 27, 2016
Violin · Online

Kendra is the best.

Samuel L. Jul 13, 2016
Viola · Online

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

Very personable and teaches the violin very clearly, she is excellent !

Jacquelyn H. Mar 9, 2016
Violin · Online

We are so excited about how much we learned in thirty minutes. We are on our way!

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!

Charity Aug 25, 2015
Violin · Online

My daughter loved it!

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.

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Experience

violist/violinist
Jun 2017 - Present

Hendersonville Symphony

member/musician
Mar 2017 - Present

Parlour Players

orchestra librarian
Aug 2016 - Present

Brevard Philharmonic

violinist/violist
Mar 2016 - Present

Brevard Philharmonic

violinist
Jan 2016 - Present

Blue Ridge Orchestra

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

self employed

violist
Sep 1996 - May 1998

Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque

violist
Jun 1989 - Aug 1989

Boulder Opera Company

violist
Jun 1989 - Jul 1989

Boulder Baroque

Education

string performance
Aug 1990 - May 1991

University of Brandon, Canada

string performance
Aug 1988 - May 1990

University of Colorado

Languages

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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