Washington School

136-J Washington St. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108


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Montgomery School

10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111


Carrie Hurtado has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of New Mexico, specializing in String Pedagogy.  She teaches using a combination of methods, drawing from her training in Suzuki violin and cello and her study of Waldorf and Montessori, along with traditional music education, to find the best way to teach each child.  She specializes in teaching young children, and children and adults with physical disabilities, and especially enjoys the creativity involved in teaching both groups of instrumentalists.


Carrie is an active performer around New Mexico and Colorado. She plays with the San Juan Symphony in Farmington and Durango, the Roswell Symphony, Musicos Chamber Orchestra, and her wedding quartet in Albuquerque.


She is in the process of carving her own violin (its working name is Codex) and wants to learn how to carve and rehair bows next.


Before discovering music education, Carrie worked as a copy writer for an internet marketing company, a preschool teacher, a personal assistant, a guitar accessories salesperson, and a busser. She’s happy to finally be doing something she loves every day.


Carrie lives in Albuquerque with her two dogs, two cats, and husband, Luke. She loves to read, crochet, and play board games in her spare time.

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