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Sense & Color School of Music is a small, locally-owned music studio in Cedar Park, TX, just NW of Austin, offering private music lessons and exciting stage experience for kids and adults. There’s nothing more fulfilling to us than seeing our students grow into artists, building skills and confidence that will stay with them a lifetime.
We don’t just want students to play music, but to love music! Our owner, manager, and instructors are professional working musicians who are constantly pushing their own musical horizons and finding new things in music to get excited about — a goal that we strive to pass on to our students. Gauging by the number of our students who go on to play in school bands, youth bands, and their own musical groups, we think it works!
Born in Houston, TX, school owner Amy Boyd moved to the live music capital of the world in 1991, where she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (BA in English, with an emphasis in Vocal Performance). Amy bought her first home in Cedar Park in 1998. There’s been a lot of growth since then! In 2008, Amy met her future husband and music teacher extraordinaire Michael Boyd, and within a year, they were offering guitar, bass, and voice lessons out of their spare bedroom. Over the next two years, their lesson schedule filled, and when they couldn’t take any more students, they brought in two more teachers. It was soon clear they’d either need a separate school, or a much bigger house. In June of 2012, Mike & Amy downgraded to a smaller home and used the extra monthly savings to move the school into its current location in the heart of Cedar Park.
Since then, we’ve built out several new teaching rooms, upgraded every bit of the interior, expanded to nine instruments and twelve music teachers, and started our year-round student rock band program. Over the years, we’re proud to have worked with so many musicians who not only care about their students, but who remain just as passionate about music today as they were when they first started.
Teachers from Sense & Color have gone on over the years to play packed stadiums, international music festivals, and stages with names like Andrew W. K, Lady Gaga, and Willie Nelson.
We’ve been featured twice in the Community Impact newspaper as the Cedar Park Business of the Month, and we’ve been a sponsor of several local CP churches, the Vista Ridge HS Theater Program, and the Henry MS Band, as well as played numerous LISD school festivals and community events.
In the past few years, the number of music schools in Cedar Park has tripled, and while some of them may be shinier than we are on the outside, we’re proud to be an original Cedar Park institution and still growing. Our location is off the beaten path, so community outreach and word-of-mouth is everything to us!