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! In 2014, Michael and Amy...

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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...

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Allysa Grace

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Allysa Grace was born and raised in Austin, TX, where she began playing piano at age 6. Since then, she added several other instruments to her repertoire, and graduated with an education degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she played with UT jazz combos, UT ethnomusicology ensembles,...

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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,...

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Megan Berson

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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....

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Tracy Michele

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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 of Blues, B.B. King’s, and the Derby, both as a lead...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Matt Bongirno

Matt’s studies in percussion started in 1997, and have spanned just about every form, including snare, marimba, timpani, vibraphone, marching snare, and drum set. During his college years he studied jazz percussion, and over the years, played with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, the Holy Cross Lutheran Praise...

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