- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2001
Originally from Milwaukee, Max has called Chicago home for the past seven years. Currently, he resides in Logan Square with his wife, Maggie. In addition to pursuing his MMEd degree, Max composes, arranges, teaches, and plays in several Chicago-based bands.
At 30 years old, Max has used his vast musical experience to create a unique style that showcases his musical maturity and versatility. As a multi-instrumentalist, Max’s sound encompasses a broad range. From the rote music tradition of classical violin, to the aural improvisational styles of Jazz and Blues guitar, his musicianship imbues his love for this ancient art form.
Through his early violin studies, Max developed an ear that would lead him to pick up the guitar a few years later. In addition to his private studies with guitarists Bill Martin and Bobby Ferrazza on the guitar and several teachers on the violin, Max attended Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts in Milwaukee where he learned from Michael Betts, and Al Johnson.
Over the years Max has shared the stage with legendary musicians such as Gary Bartz, Jimmy Heath, Victor Campbell, Al Johnson, Clyde Stubblefield, Bill Martin, Billy Hart, Joey DeFrancesco, The Platters, Randy Sabien, and many others.
*** Lesson Details ***
I'm an accomplished guitarist with a bachelor's degree in Performance Jazz guitar looking to expand my studio. Currently, I'm pursuing my masters in music education. I have over ten years experience teaching students ranging in age from 6-50. I can play and teach styles ranging from classical to rock. R&B to Bluegrass. My teaching style is flexible and I'm very patient. My roots are in Jazz and Blues, but I have played in orchestras, tribute bands, reggae, soul, funk, and rock bands. My violin studies began at age 4. Though my focus has switched to guitar I continue to perform and teach on the violin. Whether you are just getting started, or looking to delve into the depths of mother music. Give me a holler.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Large Living room w/ amps, guitars, bass, banjo, violin, keyboard, and seating for parents
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my guitar and their music. They provide their guitar, music stand.
*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Bluegrass.