Suzuki violin and viola in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Margaret Carpenter and Rick Lohmann, teachers and co-directors. We bring a wealth of experience as performers and teachers to our work at Santa Fe Talent Education. We have taught at all levels, from Suzuki beginner through pre-professional. Teaching is our full-time occupation! SFTE INC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational institution, registered in the State of New Mexico. All charitable contributions are fully tax deductible by law.



Group Concert October 12

Please sign up to perform at our group concert:



October 12


Pacifica Senior Living (2961 Galisteo Road)


Wear nice recital clothes. Please no t shirts, jeans or Crocs.

Arrive at 5:45 to unpack & tune.

We’ll play from 6:00 to 6:40pm. Must be playing Lightly Row to participate. You’ll play the pieces you already know, and sit and listen to the pieces you haven’t learned yet.

October 3rd, 2016  |  Published in News



Taking New Beginners for Fall Semester

SFTE is taking one or two more new beginners between the ages of 3 and 6.

Please contact Margaret at 505-231-9241 or

Parents do NOT need to have any music background (we teach them), they simply need to have a desire to work with their child.

Application deadline: August 31

August 15th, 2016  |  Published in News



Fall Semester: new group lesson location!

Beginning Wednesday August 31, our SFTE group lessons will take place at Kol BeRamah, 1409 Luisa Street, Suite A. We will enjoy plenty of off-street parking and a nice, central location!

Please allow an extra 5 minutes on August 31st to find the new location so we’ll be able to use theĀ  full time with students.

August 8th, 2016  |  Published in News