Mrs. Jackie Coleman (married name: Faldmo)

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

Jackie Coleman (married name: Faldmo)

SAA Member


Riverton, UT
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Jackie maintains an active studio of all ages and levels on a variety of instruments. In addition to her private studio she has taught orchestra and general music with guitar, choir, and band in the schools to well over 3000 students. She is currently seeking Suzuki teacher training on bass, voice, piano, and guitar after completing all unit course training on violin, viola, and cello. She specializes in starting students and helping them reach their goals and excel as leaders and performers in ensembles, and as soloists with their orchestras.

In addition to her current registered training, Jackie has audited status training with Tanya Carey on cello (units 1-10, 2022 after registering units 1 & 6), Kathy White on recorder (unit 1, March 2022), Delaine Leonard on harp (unit 1, June 2022; units 2-3, June 2023), Kate Jones on bass (unit 5, July 2022), and Ann-Marie Sundberg on trumpet (units 1-2, December 2023-January 2024). 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. She has completed unit 1 (October 2023) and unit 2 (January 2024) Music Mind Games training with Kari Lapins.

In addition, Jackie teaches vocally after studying with a variety of professional artists, including Lisa Reagan, 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, Jackie 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).

Jackie currently enjoys 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: