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.



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



We’re taking beginners!

Santa Fe Talent Education will be starting beginners on violin in the fall of this year. Please contact Rick Lohmann at 505.231.9242 or or Margaret Carpenter at 505.231.9241 or before August 15, if at all possible.  Parents with children as young as age 4 are encouraged to contact us.   Introductory Parent Sessions take place on Sunday, October 1 and 8, 12 to 3 pm. New parents will need to attend both sessions. Children do not attend these sessions. You can always take a look at our “How to start” page for more information!

April 23rd, 2017  |  Published in News



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