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.



Come Hear This Program!

SFTE Presents

Enchanted Strings

Saturday February 21
San Miguel Chapel

Enchanted Strings, the performing ensemble of Santa Fe Talent Education, presents a free concert of works by Mendelssohn, Delibes and Respighi, as well as ragtime, jazz and pop!

Please join us to celebrate the musicianship
of these terrific young violists and violinists!

February 5th, 2015  |  Published in News



Linus & Lucy Video

Our Suzuki friends in Austin, Kristi Manno and Tim Washecka, did this fabulous performance of Linus & Lucy with their two daughters.

November 19th, 2014  |  Published in News



Christmas at the Palace

Once again, we have been invited to play at “Christmas at the Palace”, one of Santa Fe’s best (and most kid-friendly) Holiday celebrations! Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all the elves at we play at the Palace of the Governors. Luminarias light the courtyard, the historic print press is open, and the elves will be serving hot cider and biscochitos!

Sign up sheets are posted today in the studios!

Friday, December 12
arrive 6:10 (done by 7:15)

Music will include holiday music that we are also preparing for our Dec. 20th play-in:

Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, Linus & Lucy, First Noel, Good King Wenceslaus, Dona Nobis Pacem, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, Away in a Manger,
Deck the Halls, Dreidl, Ding Dong Merrily on High, O Holy Night.

Listening/learning CD’s for the holiday music will be available at Wednesday night’s groups and in the studios starting on Wednesday. We will also be playing these in group!

We will also be playing music from our Suzuki repertoire, exact songs and pieces TBD, depending on who signs up!

November 17th, 2014  |  Published in News