Originally from Houston, TX, Chris Turvill has extensive experience teaching music to children, specializing in guitar, bass, and ukulele. In addition to managing afterschool music programs, Chris works as a substitute teacher in elementary, middle, and high school classes for the Austin Independent School District. Prior to Sense & Color, Chris hails most recently from California, where he taught private and group guitar lessons and rock band classes to children in various afterschool programs, including Boys and Girls Club of Napa and Instrumental Music for Children in Walnut Creek.
During his college years in Austin, he gained live experience playing around town, while also writing and recording his own experimental rock compositions, which he continues to do. After college, his musical excursions led to gigs at a variety of venues from wineries to art collectives in Napa, CA to a week-long course with Robert Fripp’s Guitar Circle to learn how physical disciplines like Tai Chi and Alexander Technique benefit performance.
In addition to his private lessons, Chris also manages the Sense & Color Student Band rehearsals, and performs with the band to make sure they get the full rock band experience.
With his kind and patient nature, Chris is well-loved by all our students, and we highly recommend him for all ages!