Alyssa Beckmann

Viola, Violin Teacher, Administrator

Alyssa Beckmann

SAA Member


Prairie Village, KS
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Alyssa Hardie Beckmann is the Director of the Kansas City Suzuki Academy, where she teaches violin, viola, and chamber music. Ms. Beckmann holds degrees from Vanderbilt (BM), and Boston University (MM), in Viola and Violin Performance, in addition to post-graduate studies in viola with Bruno Giuranna in Lugano, Switzerland. She was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center 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. Ms. Beckmann was raised a Suzuki student and has been an active teacher for the last two decades, studying with many teacher trainers including her mother Julia Hardie, William Preucil, Teri Einfeldt and Carol Smith. 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.