Music Teachers

Michael Boyd

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Originally from Syracuse NY, Michael Boyd has been teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele since 2000. After moving to Austin in 2008, Michael began teaching out of his home in Cedar Park with his wife Amy, and eventually, they opened Sense & Color School of Music together. In 2014, Michael and... read more

Amy Boyd

Amy Boyd is the owner of Sense & Color School of Music, and loves helping students find their inner rock stars! Amy studied vocal performance at the University of Texas at Austin, and spent the first half of her musical career singing with choral groups at UT and the Grammy-nominated... read more

Chris Turvill

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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,... read more

Megan Berson


Megan Berson has been playing the violin and viola for over thirty years. Her musical endeavors have taken her all around the world, performing in such venues as the Sydney Opera House, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Radio City Music Hall, and most recently the Paramount Theater here in Austin, Texas.... read more

Tre Pham


Tre Pham is a 20 year-old musician from Austin, Texas, and has been playing guitar, bass, and ukulele for over 15 of them. He has been an active private instructor for students of all ages and skill levels across the Austin area, including children with autism and developmental challenges, to... read more

Tracy Michele

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***NOTE: Tracy’s schedule is currently full and not accepting new students.*** Tracy is an accomplished songwriter, vocalist, pianist, and guitarist whose vocals, piano melodies, and song compositions have been compared to Regina Spektor, Alanis Morissette, Sara Bareilles, and Fiona Apple. She’s performed on such stages in Hollywood as the House... read more

Josh Terry

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Josh grew up in Florida, where he spent his time water gardening, woodcarving, playing the violin, and slaying giant sea monsters in the Gulf of Mexico. He’s composed film scores, arranged string quartets, and recorded/produced everything from rock bands to madrigalian choirs. Josh played first violin in the Tampa Bay... read more

Jose Gutierrez

Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, Jose’s musical career started early by playing drums at church around the age of seven, and it hasn’t stopped yet! During high school, Jose performed in the drumline, holding the position of section leader for two of his four years, and also participated... read more

Nathan Snyder

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Originally from San Angelo, TX, Nathan started formal piano and music theory lessons at age 6, continuing for 10 years before picking up guitar around age 13. It was love at first touch, and Nathan stayed with guitar from that point on, performing with his first band in high school.... read more

Sam Irvine

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Sam may be a relatively recent transplant to Austin, from New Hampshire originally, but he’s no newcomer to music! Sam’s played in countless ensembles with a focus on trombone and other brass instruments, electric bass, and piano. We’re happy to have him joining Sense & Color as of January 2019.... read more

Jimmy Spencer


Jimmy Spencer has played professionally (focusing on saxophone and percussion) for over 25 years, and has worked as a public school band director in Louisiana and Texas school districts, teaching on both the middle school and high school level. He also served as the Fine Arts Dept. Chair for seven... read more

Sarah Kumengi

Sarah is originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she studied music education at the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Job opportunities brought her and her husband down to Austin 14 years ago. Sarah spent her first 6 years here teaching K-5 elementary general music in Georgetown ISD. In addition to her... read more