Cellist Michele Jeglum has taught in the public schools and as a private studio teacher for over twenty years. She has a passion for cello pedagogy and learning theory, focusing on how children learn in order to build motivation and bring joy into the learning environment.
Michele holds a Master of Music Education from Boston University. She is dedicated to the Suzuki method and has registered cello teacher training courses units 1 to 8 with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She has operated a thriving Suzuki cello studio in Fairbanks, Alaska, teaching private lessons, group classes, and cello choir to young musicians age 3 to 18.
In addition to her studio teaching, Michele has been active as a conductor at the high school level and also with the Fairbanks Youth Orchestras. She has served as cello faculty, chamber music coach, conductor, and adjudicator for music camps and festivals throughout the state of Alaska. In the past she held the position of president for both the Alaska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association and the Fairbanks School of Talent Education. She is currently the assistant director of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute.
Michele has been a cellist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, and the Opera Fairbanks Orchestra.