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.



It’s time to start violin!


It’s Violin Time!

Our introductory parent sessions for beginners start on October 1, so get on board now! Margaret Carpenter has lesson times available earlier in the week, Rick Lohmann has some lesson times available later in the week, and the group lesson time is at 5:45 on Wednesday. This is the only time this academic year that we will be starting new students.



September 4th, 2017  |  Published in News



Put a smile on YOUR child’s face!


To register for our beginning fall lessons, email or call:

Rick Lohmann 231-9242 or

Margaret Carpenter 231-9241

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July 21st, 2017  |  Published in News



you say: “But no one in our family is musical!”

It doesn’t matter! Come to our Introductory Parent Sessions on October 1 and 8, and we will tell you everything you need to know. Yes, you may be concerned about getting a good, correctly sized violin, or whether you can fit it in to your busy schedule. Do not worry. We cover it all. Shinichi Suzuki believed that “Every child can!” Let’s talk. We can talk about how the day-to-day effort of taking notes, turning that listening device on, and overcoming that childhood resistance leads to something greater! Contact us as soon as possible. This is the only time of year we start beginners, so get on board with Suzuki Association of the Americas-trained violin teachers in Santa Fe!

July 3rd, 2017  |  Published in News  |  2 Comments