Louise F. Kandle

Instructor in Music
Smiling woman in white in front of red bench seats


M.Mus. Malmo Musikhogskola, Sweden


A native of Sweden, Ms. Kandle received her formal music education at Musikhögskolan i Malmö in Sweden, where she studied with Alexander Fischer of St. Petersburg, Russia, and at Western Illinois University, where she studied with Gabriel Pegis. She was also honored to spend a year as a Nordplus student at Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia (Sibelius Academy / University of the Arts) in Helsinki, Finland, where she studied with Henriette Rantalaiho. 

With an enduring love for performing and teaching violin—both essential forms of sharing music—Ms. Kandle moved to the United States in 1998. She began dividing her time among three pursuits: advanced performance study with Eric Rosenblith at New England Conservatory; pedagogical study with Linda Fiore at the Hartt School of Music (renowned for Long Term Suzuki Training); and establishing her private studio. Ms. Kandle also collaborated closely with her mentor, the late Louise Wear, one of the pioneers of the Suzuki Method in the U.S. Ms. Kandle is passionate about performing and teaching chamber music, believing it to be the artistic pinnacle of musical sharing.

Ms. Kandle performs regularly with DAOS in Denmark, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (PSO), the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra (The Phil), and several local choruses. In addition to providing individual violin instruction, she coaches students and ensembles in the Oyster River School District’s music program. Ms. Kandle also enjoys hiking, baking Swedish desserts, and watching international films with her husband and son.