For the past 15 years, I have had the pleasure and privelege to work with people interested in furthering their knowledge of the guitar, electric bass, ukulele and also composition and music theory
My students have come from every background and at every age from 4 to 77. I work with students at all skill levels from beginner to advanced and believe that regardless of wherever a student is in their personal musical journey, there is room to expand and grow.
From 2012-13 and again from 2017-18, I taught on the Adjunct Faculty of CalArts as guitar instructor for non-majors. I have also given clinics and/or workshops at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), University of Nevada (Reno), Idaho State University, Humboldt State University and University of Northern Colorado. With this invaluable experience in live performance and touring as well as writing and releasing various studio recordings, I have a great deal of real world knowledge in music to share and impart in a deep sense to newcomers and professionals alike.
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"Max is a tremendous instructor and musician. My son has had the good fortune of taking guitar lessons with Max for the past year, and it has been a life-changing experience. Max is inspiring, caring, and has phenomenal technical and curricular expertise. His teaching methods are extraordinary, and he is a a gem of a human being."
"Max is a great teacher with a deep dedication to each of his students, bringing a sense of humor, creativity, and depth to his lessons"
"We had a wonderful experience with Max! His patience, adaptability and skills helped my sons grow and improve. Definitely recommend."
"As a friend, Max has been teaching me how to be a better guitar players for years. He breaks things down simply, is very patient, and is extremely knowledgeable on many styles. Highly recommend working with Max!"