Alyssa Hardie Beckmann

Viola, Violin Teacher, Administrator

Alyssa Hardie Beckmann

SAA Member


Prairie Village, KS
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Violist and violinist, Alyssa Hardie Beckmann is the Founder and Director of the Kansas City Suzuki Academy in Kansas City, where she teaches violin, viola, and chamber music. Ms. Beckmann holds degrees from Vanderbilt (BM), and Boston Universities (MM), in Viola and Violin Performance and did post-graduate studies in viola with Bruno Giuranna in Lugano, Switzerland at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. She was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center for three summers, has worked closely with members of the Juilliard, Takacs and Guarneri String Quartets and has performed at the International Viola Congress. She has served on the faculty of the American Suzuki Institute, the Colorado Suzuki Institute, Point Counterpoint and Heartland Chamber Music Festivals. She 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 was the Upper Strings Coordinator of the Greenwich Suzuki Academy, where she taught violin, viola and chamber music for many years. Ms. Beckmann is a frequent substitute with the Kansas City and St. Louis Symphonies. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys practicing and teaching yoga and spending time with her cellist husband Matt Beckmann and their two children.