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.



Summer chamber music here in Santa Fe!

Our friends over at Santa Fe School for Strings are running two separate weeks of  intensive chamber music instruction this summer. We think this will be a boost for any young musician looking for inspiration! Talk to your teacher! In each session, ensembles rehearse with School for Strings coaches from 9-11 AM Monday through Friday and performing an informal concert on Saturday. The dates are June 19-24 and July 10-15, and the fee per session is $250. Individuals or pre-formed ensembles are accepted.  a brief vide may be requested for placement purposes. to register,  contact Gail Robertson.  Please state name, age , instrument, and teacher. Registration deadline is June 5, 2017. $50 deposit required to register.

April 13th, 2017  |  Published in News



Outreach concert April 12

Next Wednesday, April 12, we will have a group concert
INSTEAD OF group lessons.
Brookdale Assisted Living
640 Alta Vista Street

Arrive 5:30 Play 5:45-6:25

Pre-Twinkle Demo Rocket Song
Four Numbers (with lizards!)
How many taka-taka-stop-stops in a row can we do?

Twinkle Variation A
O Come Little Children
Minuet 1
Chorus from Judas Maccabeus

Lightly Row
The Happy Farmer
Seitz Concerto No 5 mvt 1
Twinkle Variation E

May Song
Minuet 2
Hunters’ Chorus

Witches Dance
Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Bach Gavottes in D (Book 3)
Twinkle Theme

Andy Kingston, piano

April 6th, 2017  |  Published in News



Mozart at the Lensic

$12 student and heavily discounted parent tickets are available NOW for our students for this weekend’s performances by violinist Benjamin Beilman with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra at the Lensic Theater! Performances are 4 pm Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. Call Janet Gilchrist at the Pro Musica Box Office 505.988.4640 x1000 right away to reserve your seats. Restrictions may apply. Call now! Do not wait– this offer is not available at the door! Mention at the very beginning of your call that you are interested in student price tickets, and that you would love a parent discount (we also love it if you mention that you are students of Margaret and Rick). Beilman started out as a Suzuki student! He’s playing Mozart! Margaret and Rick are playing! Can you think of any reason not to go?

January 25th, 2017  |  Published in News