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.



2014-2015 Calendar

The 2014-2015 Calendar is now posted on the Schedule and Calendar page.

July 12th, 2014  |  Published in News



Spring Play-in

Spring Play-in May 17, 2014

First Presbyterian Church

Downtown at Grant & Marcy Streets

This Saturday!

Arrive 1:37pm

2:00 Music!

2:50 Practice awards for everyone

3:05 Reception

May 12th, 2014  |  Published in News



New Mexico Suzuki students come together!

On Sunday, March 30, a special event will take place. Suzuki violin and viola students from Albuquerque and Santa Fe will come together for a group performance, at 2 pm in the Recital Hall at Robertson Violin Shop in Albuquerque.

It will be a great chance to bring New Mexico Suzuki students together. But it is more than that. We are coming together in force to help our colleagues and fellow students in South America.

For decades, North American Suzuki teachers, including New Mexico’s own Marilyn O’Boyle, have been instrumental in developing a network of Suzuki teachers and programs in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and other nations. Most of these programs are in extremely poor cities and neighborhoods, places where the Suzuki experience has made a tremendous impact on the community. Hundreds of teachers have been trained, and thousands of children have learned to play violin, piano, recorder, and other instruments, enriching their lives immeasurably.

At the Suzuki Association of the Americas biennial conference in Minneapolis in May, the SAA is honoring this effort by hosting students and teachers from Latin America who have auditioned for and won placement in the 2014 Latin American Tour Group. This group will present their onw special concert at the conference, and will also play with students from north America in a hemisphere-wide friendship concert on the last day of the conference. Their performance will be streamed live all over the continent so that many more students can participate, including students here in New Mexico!

But they need help. Airfare from South America to Minneapolis is prohibitively expensive for many of the kids who have been chosen for this group. The $10 admission fee for this benefit concert on March 30 will help defray that cost. Donations are also welcome, but most of all, we want our Santa Fe students to be among the performers, contributing their talents to this cause.

Purchase tickets or make a contribution online at!

Here’s the concert music list , from most to least advanced, for those who are participating. ¬†We will be working on these in groups. Sign-up sheets all be posted in the studios starting tomorrow.

Tambourin A Gretry
Minuet WA Mozart
Gavotte JP Rameau
Country Dance KM von Weber
Concerto for 2 Violins Mvt. 1 JS Bach
Concerto in A Minor Mvt. 1 A Vivaldi
Concerto No. 2 Mvt. 3 F Seitz
Humoresque A Dvorak
Gavotte in G Minor JS Bach
Gavotte P Martini
Gavotte JB Lully
The Two Grenadiers R Schumann
Waltz J Brahms
Hunters Chorus KM von Weber
Minuet 2 JS Bach
Perpetual Motion S Suzuki
Allegro S Suzuki
Folk Song Medley: Lightly Row, Song of the Wind, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, O Come Little Children
Twinkle Variations & Theme Folk Song
Orange Blossom Special ET Rouse
Bolo de Limao R dos Santos


February 5th, 2014  |  Published in News