Patience of a saint. Invested, caring, compassionate and multi-talented (you should hear her singing voice)! I had two daughters taking piano lessons at the same time. I told Trudy my 1-year goals for the girls up front, and Trudy led my girls to far beyond my expectations in less than six months! In no time, my girls were reading music and composing their own songs on paper! She was particularly good about ensuring the two "tween-age" girls each had specials songs that were just their own and not a song the other sister was also learning at the same time. She exposed the children to music theory from the beginning (something I never learned in all my years of lessons). The girls adored Trudy and loved their lessons with her. It broke our hearts when she moved away. To this day, nothing makes me happier than seeing my girls run to the piano when they hear a song on the radio and immediately sounding out the melody and playing it over and over. They can read music; they appreciate the beauty of classical pieces; and they treasure their time with Trudy and her lovely family.