How to start

For information about starting your child on violin, contact Margaret Carpenter 505.231.9241

 Rick Lohmann 505.231.9242

Naomi Israel 520.820.2800

Please include your phone number in your e-mail.  

 Parents with children as young as age 3 are encouraged to contact us. We start students only at certain times of the year, so that families get to know each other in parent orientation, and students and parents start in a group together. 

Please note that enrollment for Fall 2018 is closed, but please contact us for enrollment at a future date!

We are deliberate with your child’s beginning on the instrument.  We are not in a hurry.  We work with the parents before we start the child.  We want to take the time to give you, the parent, the tools and understanding that you need to help your child get a solid, happy start.  There is no rush to start, just as there are no deadlines for completion of each step along the way toward mastery of the instrument.   We always have the beginners start together, at the same time, so that the children and families know each other and support each other. 

Every child in our program gets a group lesson 3 times a month during the school year as well as a weekly private lesson 39 weeks a year. Every child performs on a solo recital twice each year. We have regular group concerts and outreach events.

Private lessons take place in our home studios.  Weekly group lessons take place at Kol BeRamah, near Luisa & Alta Vista Streets. Monthly solo recitals take place at Unity of Santa Fe, off of Hwy. 599, northwest of town.

For lessons in the Santa Fe area on other instruments: Claire Onuf, cello, at 466-3788, Heather Moncrief Rivera-Torres, cello, 395-7675, or Lydia Madrick, piano, at 690-4998.