Trudy specialised in flute performance as well as composition during her degree at Bath Spa University, followed by a PGCE in secondary Music teaching. She has taught music in the classroom to primary and secondary children, including GCSE and A level, and has taught flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, electronic organ, piano and keyboard as a peripatetic music teacher around many schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. She has co-run music-making days with the music services, and directed music service ensembles. Trudy still composes, and often arranges music for the music centre Training Wind/Orchestra. Aside from teaching, Trudy has extensive performing experience, and current work mainly includes playing keyboards in a soul/funk/pop covers band at private functions and festivals, and also as a pit musician for shows. At the music centre, Trudy is responsible for managing the tutors, as well as teaching flute, conducting the orchestra and running the choir.