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“SFTE teaches so much more than violin…”

Juliana, parent

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How your contribution helps

Santa Fe Talent Education (SFTE) believes that all children can develop ability in music to a high level through the “mother tongue” approach of Dr. Suzuki. This approach must be available to all children regardless of economic status.

To achieve that end, our annual fund drive provides

  • Financial aid to students who cannot otherwise afford private lessons
  • Musical instruments, a computer, and recording equipment!
  • Continuing education for faculty
  • Funding for new programs

In-kind contributions are greatly appreciated, as are donations of needed equipment and musical instruments (violins, bows, violin cases) Please contact us to discuss.

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.


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Contributions, made out to SFTE INC, may also be sent to:

  • Santa Fe Talent Education
  • 1814 Tewa Road
  • Santa Fe, NM 87505

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“SFTE teaches so much more than violin… My son has learned how to learn. It will always stick with me that when he was just beginning and on the verge of a tantrum because a task felt too hard, his teacher leaned right in and said, “I know it’s hard, and you can still do it,” and then he took a breath and he did (instead of collapsing and quitting). From working through a challenge, to building up skills and awareness to do the many seemingly small tasks that combine to play a song well. He can also get up in front of an audience, sing on pitch with ease, and pluck out songs by ear…whether or not he continues with violin later in life, these skills will always serve him well.”

Juliana, parent