Maxime Cholley

Maxime C.

Brooklyn, NY

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
After more than 15 years of experience playing drums, 10+ different teachers, countless hours of researching and experimenting, I will be able to point you in the direction you need to progress as efficiently as possible towards your goals. Includes thorough work on technique, time, versatility on styles, transcribing songs.... I like to bring attention on sound, posture, critical listening and musicality; the best of what I gathered from my years at Berklee and as a musician.
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Maxime teaches



Maxime delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 16 to 50 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2012

Maxime was born in France, and grew up in the Rhône-Alpes area. After attending the Lycée Vaugelas, a performing arts high-school in Chambéry, he moved to Boston (MA) in the Fall of 2014, in order to study at Berklee College of Music.

He won several awards at Berklee including the Berklee Achievement Scholarship and the Avedis Zildjian Endowed Scholarship. He obtained the prestigious Artist Diploma from Berklee at the end of the Fall of 2016.
Maxime has been studying jazz, classical and contemporary music. He has a reputation of not only being a great session player, but also skilled to play various musical genres and odd-meter music with a unique touch.
Musical Inspirations: Tigran Hamasyan, Kneebody, Dhafer Youssef, Tigran Hamasyan, Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Brian Blade, Kendrick Lamar, Periphery...

He studied with musicians such as Nate Wood, Dave Dicenso, Tia Fuller, David Fiuczynski, Neal Smith, Alain Mallet and Marko Djordjevic.

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BA in Performance (Drumset)
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Berklee College of Music


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Avedis Zidljian Endowed Scholarship
Mar 2016
Berklee College of Music / Zildjian
Bourse de la Vocation
Nov 2015
Foundation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet
Berklee Achievement Scholarship
May 2015
Berklee College of Music
Prix des Neiges
Oct 2014
Savoiexpo Foundation

Photos & Videos

Tigran Hamasyan - A Grid Came From The Moon (Cover by The Maxime Cholley Project)
Jorge Romano - Contigo Estaré (Berklee Studio Recording)
Wax Simulacra - The Mars Volta Drum Cover
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Gerardo May 20, 2017
Drum · Online

I need improve my sight reading. Can you help me?

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