Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Music Education, VanderCook College of Music Bachelors of Music Education, Illinois Wesleyan University

Mrs. Farster

Hello! I'm the 5th grade band director at Prairie Trail and River Trail. I also teach all flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon lessons for 5th-8th graders in D56. I love band and think teaching it is the best job in the world! I received my masters in music education from VanderCook College of Music and bachelors degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University where I played oboe with the bands and orchestras, saxophone with a jazz band and was the student director of the pep band.  Before being hired at D56 I taught music and band in Ingleside, IL for three years.  Prior to that, I worked in Uganda for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer with a wonderful organization, Children of Uganda. Currently, I currently perform on the oboe with the Northshore Concert Band. 

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