Caring teacher will be missed by colleagues

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TRIBUTES have been paid to an inspirational music teacher who died in a car accident while on her way to a concert.

Kathy Faelber, 56, from Mildenhall, was killed in a crash on the A1101 on April 2 when her Mazda car was involved in a collision with a Honda Accord driven by Staff Sgt Bradly Ring.

Staff Sgt Ring, who worked at RAF Mildenhall and lived in Littleport, also died.

Mrs Faelber was director of Fenland Music Centre and colleagues paid tribute to her in a statement on their website.

The statement said: “Kathy was known and admired by so many young musicians throughout her career in Cambridgeshire and especially in the Fens where she did much of her teaching and, of course, at her beloved Fenland Music Centre.”

It describes Mrs Faelber as ‘meticulous’, ‘highly organised’ and as a talented musician in her own right.

Her colleagues added: “She was protective and caring of the teachers with whom she worked, encouraging their progress in their careers.

“Kathy had a mischievous sense of humour, which was always a source of great entertainment for her friends.

“Her caring, generous spirit will be greatly missed by all of us who are struggling to take in the magnitude of our loss brought on by her sudden and untimely death.”

Mrs Faelber had been travelling to a Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Area Academy concert when she died.