Kendra Emery is an enthusiastic performer and educator living in Las Vegas, NV. She earned a BM in saxophone performance with a minor in French from the University of Arizona. Her MM and GPD in saxophone performance were earned at the University of Hartford. She has been teaching private lessons for over 10 years.
Kendra teaches private woodwind lessons at Nevada Music Academy ; saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She also teaches privately and can be booked on Takelesson.com. She is a part time faculty member at the College of Southern Nevada teaching History of Rock and Music Appreciation. She lived in CT for 6 years where she maintained a private saxophone and clarinet studio at Middlesex Music Academy in Middletown and had a private studio in Hartford. She founded and lead an adult student chamber music group, The Just For Fun Ensemble. She arranged the groups music and lead from within playing the baritone sax.
Kendra has students audition into regional bands every year at the middle and high school level. Her students often audition into, or are selected, for top ensembles at their schools as well. Although she teaches a strong emphasis on music fundamentals she also believes in music being fun and tries to find what sparks each individual student. Kendra believes that not everyone has to be a professional musician, people can just play for fun. She loves having students of all ages, both children and adults are welcome! Student sample audio below!
"Kendra is an outstanding teacher. Her patience, performance excellence, and individualized approach toward instruction made a huge difference in my child’s music education. "
– Dana B. (parent or student)
"Kendra is a fabulous teacher. Both my children went to her one of which she taught the alto sax from Day 1. She cares about the children as students and personally. Taking an interest in who they are to make a well rounded experience for the children. She is the best."
-Deborah S. (parent of student)
“I would recommend Kendra as a teacher for all levels. Her knowledge, talent, energy, and dedication would be a wonderful addition to any musical program.”
-Liz S. (band director)
"I had a great experience taking lessons with Kendra. As an older adult taking up the saxophone for the first time she showed extreme patience. She is extremely talented and takes the relationship with her students very seriously. She is willing to work with her students wherever they are and the goals they have. I recommend her very highly."-Nancy S. (adult student)
“I have seen first-hand the joy and discovery that Ms. Emery brings to students. She takes the time to find out how a student learns and custom tailors a lesson plan to both inspire and educate that student the best way possible.”
-Matt L. (store owner)
"Wonderful experience. Kendra is a very sweet young lady, with a lot of patience and a beautiful spirit. "
-Elena (adult student)