Mrs. Jackie Coleman (married name: Faldmo)

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, Flute, Harp, Guitar, Voice, Suzuki in the Schools, Recorder Teacher

Jackie Coleman (married name: Faldmo)

SAA Member


Riverton, UT
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Jackie has primarily taught orchestra and private Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and bass, and is currently seeking Suzuki teacher training on voice, piano, guitar, and harp. In recent years, she has added these (and select band instruments) to her studio, maintaining a desire to learn and excel on instruments (she has primarily taught in school) through the Suzuki method. In addition to her current registered training, she has audited status training with Tanya Carey on cello (units 1-10, 2022), Kathy White on recorder (unit 1, March 2022), Delaine Leonard on harp (unit 1, June 2022), and Kate Jones on bass (unit 5, July 2022). She has completed Orff and Kodaly certification training for her Level 2 Music Teaching License (K-12) studying with world class Hungarian experts in the field of music. In addition, she teaches vocally after studying with a variety of professional artists, including Seth Ridges, Diana Walker, and Ewan Mitton. She was a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square (adjunct to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) as a violinist for 18 years, and has performed extensively as a soloist and in orchestras and choirs all of her life. She began her Suzuki musical studies at five years old with Doris Mclaughlin and later Ronda Cole in the Greater Washington, D.C. Area. She competed yearly, and performed a solo at the Kennedy Center for Suzuki concerts where former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, attended annually during his term in office. She had the great honor of performing on graduation ceremonies for Langley High School’s class of 1988 at Constitution Hall and the unveiling of the Christus statue at the Washington D.C. Temple visitor center with Ariel Baybee and the Washington Mormon Choir (for which she also provided an obligato solo broadcast throughout the east coast). During her undergraduate years she studied with several teachers including Mack Wilberg, Nell Gotskovsky, Harry Curby, and Vesna/Igor Gruppman, a husband and wife team who lead the Orchestra at Temple Square and studied with great Heifetz and Rostropovich at the Moscow Conservatory. For her masters, she conducted experimental research on the effects of music on premature infants which gained international attention and was featured on News-4-Utah: She has attended workshops on training the gifted child at the University of Indiana with Mimi Sweig, teacher of young Joshua Bell; Opus No. 118 Harlem School of Music with Roberta Guaspari (the movie, “Music of the Heart,” is based on); and String Teacher Workshops with Bob Gillespie (publisher of “Essentials for Strings” and former President of ASTA). One of her great loves is recording in the studio and performing with “Eyes Anew” as a cellist and stand-in violinist: Please visit her Linkedin account for more on Jackie’s experience, performance, & training: