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.



We’re starting beginners in January!









Just a few, but get on board now! Parents will need to join our introductory parent sessions on Sundays, January 14 and 21 at 1814 Tewa Road in Santa Fe, 12 to 3 pm. Call Rick at 231-9242 or email


October 14th, 2017  |  Published in News



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