Maxx McGathey

Maxx M.

Chicago, IL
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About

Maxx delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2009

Hi! My name is Maxx M. I am an active professional pianist/keyboardist in the Chicago music scene and I am offering lessons to all ages. My specialty is preparing students for the modern music environment, so they can jam, write their own music, record with friends, and start their own band! Using a combination of listen/play exercises and music theory, I can guide students toward a more attuned ear so they can play from the heart rather than from a page!

Experience

General Manager
Dec 2014 - Present
WLUW 88.7fm

I currently work in music radio, which gives me a good understanding of the contemporary music environment and keeps me up to date on new music being made!

Education

Philosophy & English
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Loyola University Chicago

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Best New Band 2013
Dec 2013
Chicago Reader

Photos & Videos

Maxx performing the jazz standard "Don't Blame Me" in the stride piano style, also known as Harlem stride.
Photo by Maxx M.

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Performing with Gramps The Vamp at the Metro

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