Alyssa Hardie Beckmann
Viola, Violin Teacher, Administrator
Alyssa Hardie Beckmann is the founder and director of the Kansas City Suzuki Academy. Alyssa was raised a Suzuki student and has been an active teacher for the last decade, studying with many fantastic teacher trainers including her mother Julia Hardie, William Preucil, Teri Einfeldt, Carol Smith and Louise Behrend. Ms. Beckmann served as Upper Strings Coordinator of the Greenwich Suzuki Academy, where she taught violin, viola and chamber music for almost a decade. She has served on the faculty of the Colorado Suzuki Institute, Point Counterpoint and Heartland Chamber Music Festivals. Ms. Beckmann holds degrees from Vanderbilt (BM), and Boston Universities (MM), in Viola and Violin Performance. She attended the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center for three summers, enjoying extensive work with conductor James Levine. She has performed in masterclasses for the Juilliard, Takacs and Guarneri String Quartets, and at the International Viola Congress. Ms. Beckmann is a frequent substitute with the Kansas City Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. In her spare time, Alyssa loves gardening and cooking with her husband, cellist Matt Beckmann and their son Miles.