Alyssa Beckmann

Alyssa Beckmann

Alyssa Hardie Beckmann is the Director of the Kansas City Suzuki Academy. Ms. Beckmann holds degrees from Vanderbilt (BM), and Boston University (MM), in Viola and Violin Performance, in addition to post-graduate studies in Lugano, Switzerland. She was a Fellow at the Tanglewood for three summers, and has worked closely with members of the Juilliard, Takacs and Guarneri String Quartets. She performed at the International Viola Congress, and has toured internationally with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. She has been a guest clinician and faculty member at many institutes and workshops across the country. She was raised a Suzuki student and has been an active Suzuki teacher for the last two decades. Ms. Beckmann is a frequent substitute with the Kansas City and St. Louis Symphonies. She enjoys teaching yoga and spending time with her cellist husband Matt Beckmann and their two children.

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