About Us

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Sense & Color School of Music is a small, locally-owned music studio in Leander, TX (just northwest of Austin and Cedar Park), offering private music lessons and recital performance opportunities for kids and adults.

Until 2020, we taught only local TX students, but when the world went online in 2020, we did too, expanding to online students across the country! As of June 2021, we moved from Cedar Park, TX and resumed in-person lessons in a brand new location in the Parkside Commons complex on S. Bagdad Rd in lovely Leander, TX. We love being a part of the Leander, TX community!

At Sense & Color, we don’t just want students to play music, but to love music. Our owner and instructors are professional working musicians who are constantly pushing their own musical horizons, and we work to find the right balance of discipline, fun, and musical inspiration in every lesson. Gauging by the number of our past students who now play in their own bands and musical groups, we think it works.

Our History

Born in Houston, TX, school owner Amy Boyd moved to the live music capital of the world in 1991, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and bought her first home in Cedar Park in 1998.

In 2008, our first guitar and bass students took lessons in a spare bedroom while our cats made themselves comfy in students’ guitar cases. Over the next two years, as word-of-mouth grew and more students came, more teachers were added, and it quickly became clear we’d either need a separate school or a bigger house! In June of 2012, Sense & Color (named after a lyric from the Grateful Dead song Terrapin Station) finally moved into its first commercial location in the heart of Cedar Park, and in 2021, we moved to our beautiful forever home in Leander, TX.

Since starting with only guitar, bass, and voice, we’ve expanded to ten instruments and nineteen music teachers, and started a year-round student rock band program.

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 Cedar Park churches, the Vista Ridge HS Theater Program, the Leander HS Theater Program, and the Henry MS Band, as well as numerous LISD school festivals and community events.

Teachers from Sense & Color have gone on over the years to play packed stadiums, international music festivals, and shared stages with names like Andrew W. K, Lady Gaga, and Willie Nelson.

Sense & Color remained a Cedar Park fixture until COVID changed everything in March of 2020 – but when one door closes, another opens, and we’re thrilled to begin our new phase in Leander, TX!

a group of female students pose with their voice teacher after a recital
front door with wreath
Feature article in the Cedar Park Community Impact newspaper, 2013