Max Bergmanis

Max B.

Los Angeles, CA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I specialize in teaching pop, rock, blues, jazz, and gospel piano.
You'll learn the foundations of good piano-playing while exploring your unique musical interests. Our lessons accommodate YOUR taste in music!

I have a professional full-length Yamaha MOX8 keyboard with which I teach my lessons. The MOX8 features 88 weighted keys which provide a quality piano-like feel, as well 1,217 voices to play with. Please note this keyboard is only available for lessons in my home studio.
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Max teaches



Max delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 70

Teaching since:
April 2014

What's up, my name's Max and I'm glad you stumbled on my profile! The first thing you should know is that I'm absolutely in love with music and its teaching process.

I started playing when I was just three years old. I asked my parents to start me up on this journey. It has been an amazing, self-fulfilling process. I attended the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano. I'm patient and adaptable as a teacher and will always listen to my students' needs.

If you've got any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask me!


Assistant Music Director
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Theatre Dybbuk

-Instituted system for performers to learn singing parts more efficiently
-Provided assistance to musical director, Kenneth Anderson and composer, Michael Skloff

Aug 2015 - May 2016
University of Southern California

Provided accompaniment for jazz combo auditions and jury examinations.

Piano Teaching Artist
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Harmony Project

-Worked with 30+ students 6-19 yrs old with varying skill levels
-Provided goal-oriented practice techniques for students to use
-Assisted with coordination of summer showcase for students

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Kurt Robinson

-Improved efficiency of Kurt Robinson's vocal lessons, by providing accurate accompaniment for students

Piano Teacher
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012

- Designed specific curriculum for each student
- Teaching four students on a weekly basis

May 2009 - Jun 2009
Holi Kau

-Collaborated with platinum-selling recording musician, Randy Ruff
-Performed at esteemed Pipeline Cafe in Hawaii


BM Jazz Piano
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music


USC Thornton School Honors Graduate
May 2016
USC Thornton School of Music
Louis Armstrong Award
May 2012
Punahou Music School
Punahou School Music Award
May 2012
Punahou Music School

Photos & Videos

Live music video I was a part of in honor of Punahou School's (alma mater) 175th Anniversary.
Learn more about me!
Here's me sight-reading haha
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16 Reviews

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Delfino G. Jan 14, 2019
Piano · Online

Max is an excellent teacher. He is patient and is able to identify what his students need as the lesson progresses. Max’s innovative techniques encourages his students to want to practice the lessons that he leaves for his students. When the students need special material to help them with the lesson, Max sends the material in a timely fashion.

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Delfino G. Dec 10, 2018
Piano · Online

Max is very patient. He listens to you and provides resources for you

April V. Sep 9, 2017
Piano · In home

For my first lesson, me & Max made great progress! I have so much enthusiasm for what I think I can accomplish in the next few weeks w/Max! Looking forward to future classes! Thanks Max

Hamid R. Mar 14, 2017
Piano · Online

Max is a great teacher. He has brought enthusiasm and fund of music and we are grateful that he helped Maggie in her path. Thanks Max!

Naama K. Nov 7, 2016
Piano · In home

My 6 years old daughter loved him!

Carol A. Nov 1, 2016
Piano · In home

Max has been absolutely wonderful. All three of the kids love him, which isn't an easily accomplished feat as they all have different personalities! Haha, thank you so much Max :)

MAGGIE R. Oct 27, 2016
Piano · Online

Max is a great teacher. He is able to bring enthusiasm and motivation in young students and is highly recommended.

Daisy Oct 15, 2016
Piano · In home

Max was friendly and patient! The lesson went by quickly and I had a good time!

Jordan Oct 7, 2016
Piano · In home

Max is the best. He has been taking the time to come up with unique lessons designed specifically for me and I can't imagine a better instructor. Definitely recommend.

Jayden Oct 2, 2016
· Online

Max is fabulous and super patient with my 8th grader! Glad to have found him! We have him for math now and anticipating piano in the summer!

Susan Aug 10, 2016
Piano · In home

Max has been my daughter's piano teacher for several months and she really enjoys her lessons with him. He is patient and easy to get along with. He makes piano fun and she is always motivated to learn when she is with him.

Janis Y. Aug 3, 2016
Piano · In studio

Max's passion for piano is so clear, and his love for music and dedication to the instrument are both qualities that are infectious. Fluent in many styles of music, he has the ability to positively impact many students. HIGHLY recommend this teacher!

Cheyanne A. Jun 25, 2016
Piano · In home

Max was very patient with both grandchildren. He quickly assessed their individual skill levels and taught accordingly. Both seemed excited to continue.

Steve May 2, 2016
Piano · In home

Mr. Bergmanis is a brilliant musician and teacher. He's very patient and supportive.

Aaron S. May 1, 2016

Max is an awesome pianist and a very dedicated musician.

Larry May 1, 2016

very good player!!

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