School: Olson, Prairiewood, Creekside
Lyndra Bastian (Tingley) teaches 6th-8th grade orchestra at Creekside Middle School and conducts the high school orchestra at WHS. She grew up in Illinois but moved to Michigan to attend Interlochen Arts Academy, a boarding music school, when she was 13. She stayed in Michigan to pursue her music education degree at Michigan State University and is currently finishing her graduate degree in music education from the University of Nebraska. She currently performs with the Iris Isle String Ensemble. Before teaching in D200, Mrs. Bastian conducted a youth orchestra in Michigan, performed with the Traverse City Symphony, and taught private Suzuki lessons.