I'm Linda, flautist and founder of Trutone Tuition, a specialist flute tuition service located within walking distance of the University of Essex.
I help people of all ages grow their confidence and nurture their creativity through lessons in flute playing. Lessons are delivered in a friendly and relaxed environment offering a warm welcome to assistance and companion dogs.
Trutone is founded on over 2 decades of experience as a teacher and performer with a philosophy that is firmly rooted in happiness and well being.
Ideal for beginners of all ages with returning flautists welcome.
If you have special access needs please get in touch and I will be happy to organise home visits.
Born and raised in Scotland, my early musicianship was nurtured in the state education system where I was given access to an incredible group of teachers drawn from the Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow University.
Leaving Scotland for the North of England, I worked for a number of years as a private teacher and soloist before relocating to Colchester in 1998 to study for a degree In Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, continuing my studies in flute playing with Duke Dobing at the Colchester Institute.
I fell in love with Colchester and it's community and chose to stay after graduation. I continued to perform as a soloist and in ensemble becoming an established member of the dell' Anima Trio while also teaching privately and working as a school peripatetic (woodwind and brass) in Colchester and Tendring primary schools.
In around 2012 I was diagnosed with acute temporomadibular jaw disfunction and forced to take a break from playing. During this sabbatical I had the opportunity to work in secondary learning support, developing valuable skills that continue to inform my approach to teaching. I also took the opportunity to work across different sectors such as graphic design, the trades and public service. Having taken the time to rehabilitate I was able to reopen my teaching register in 2020 bringing a whole new set of skills with me.
My passion for access to the arts is borne from my own beginnings and experience. There are many barriers to access at various stages of our lives and I hope to offer solutions through a number of means from cost effective foundation courses, partnerships with local professionals, floating time table arrangements for zero hours contract workers and a warm welcome for companion dogs.
If you have any questions or would like more information please get in touch. There's no hard sell and all enquiries are welcome.