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.



Fall Semester Group Concert

SFTE Fall Group Concert

Temple Beth Shalom; 205 E. Barcelona Rd.

Thursday December 14


Young musicians: wear black or dark bottoms with a colorful top
(Please no t-shirts or jeans!)

Arrive: 5:15pm

Concert: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Reception: 6:30pm families, please bring:
drinks (a liter or more)
cookies/bars,or snacks (chips & salsa, hummus, etc.)

If you take photos of the group concert, would you please text them to Rick or Margaret?

Thank you very much! M. 505-231-9241 or R. 505-231-9242

Program (subject to change):

Twinkle, Twinkle Variation E
O Come Little Children
O Come All Ye Faithful – Joy to the World

La Cucaracha
Dvorak Scherzo
Gavotte in G Minor Bach

Twinkle Variation A
Little Drummer Boy
Handel Chorus – Minuet 2

Old Joe Clark
Song of the Wind
Chanukah, Oh Chanukah – Dreidl

La Donna e Mobile Jazzy Classiix Verdi
Allegro – Long, Long Ago
Waltz by Brahms

Allegretto by Suzuki
Hallelujah Chorus Handel
Jingle Bells by Pierpont

Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
Twinkle, Twinkle Theme

(Mr. Rick’s groups, note that we will not be playing “Oh Now Lovely is the Evening”)

November 17th, 2017  |  Published in News



Christmas at the Palace- Friday, Dec. 8

We are so happy to be invited to play the Palace of the Governors’ Christmas at the Palace again this year! Sign-up sheets will be posted in the studios.  We will be playing at 5:30 this year, on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Palace of the Governors, on the Plaza. We have not gotten our final instructions yet, but in past years when we have played the 5:30 time, we have arrived at 5:15 and entered via the blue door on Lincoln Avenue. We know so many of you loooove to play this program, so sign up soon!

November 5th, 2017  |  Published in News



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