Allison Buettner (b. 1991) began learning piano at age seven and beginning trumpet in the elementary school band. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Ms. Buettner maintains active membership with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA). She currently teaches middle school band in the suburbs of Chicago, maintains a private piano and trumpet studio, and regularly performs with the Naperville Municipal Band.