Our Program





Santa Fe Talent Education actually got its start in Omaha, Nebraska in 1999, when Margaret and Rick Lohmann began a Suzuki violin program called Omaha Talent Education. That program thrived, but, long story short, after getting a whiff of the sweet mountain air- and discovering there was a teacher retiring here- decided to pick up stakes and move to Santa Fe in 2003. Since then, we have become a 501(c)3 non-profit, have grown, maintained a busy regular performance schedule, collaborated in group concerts with Suzuki programs in Albuquerque and Flagstaff, played at the New Mexico History Museum’s “Christmas at the Palace” each year, and played several outreach programs at retirement homes and communities each year in the Santa Fe area. Naomi Israel joined us a few years ago, and has been a welcome addition to our faculty.

The most important thing is that through all of this, we have followed the philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki.


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