Cellist Michele Jeglum has taught in the public schools and as a private studio teacher for the past twenty years. She is currently the Orchestra Director at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, teaches strings at Hunter Elementary and Pearl Creek Elementary, and maintains a small private studio. She has been involved with the Fairbanks Youth Orchestras as conductor of both the String Orchestra and the Concert Orchestra and has served as conductor and cello instructor at the University of Alaska Summer Music Academy.
She holds a Master of Music degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Montana. Michele has been a cellist with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, the Arctic Chamber Orchestra and the Opera Fairbanks Orchestra. She is the past state president of the American String Teachers Association, and currently serves on the state ASTA board as member at large, she has also served on the board of the Fairbanks School of Talent Education.
Michele is dedicated to the Suzuki method, she is a Suzuki certified cello instructor and mother of two Suzuki graduates. She continues to maintain and broaden her Suzuki training at institutes throughout the United States.