Q&A with Max
Which musician would you like to play with?
Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon
Which musician has influenced you the most?
Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Ray Vaughan
What can you teach me better on your instrument than any other teacher?
Working through mental challenges and coming up with an effective practice regimen
How did you learn to play your instrument?
I started taking lessons when I was 5
What equipment do you play on today?
Nord, Korg, Upright piano
Which personal trait helped you the most while practicing?
Persistence and determination
What does your instrument have that others don't?
How do you handle children?
Calmly and respectfully. I am very patient with children and I give them a lot of respect which in turn makes them receptive to learning and paying attention!
What has been your greatest experience as a musician so far?
Traveling around the world and playing music!
Which record would you take with you to the desert island?
Donny Hathaway - Extension Of A Man
Besides music, what else is important in your life?
Spending time in nature
Jazz, Funk, R&B, Pop, Folk
Level(s) Comfortable Teaching
Age 6 and up
What languages can you teach in?
English and some Spanish
What's your age?
Bands, Projects, Notable Performances, Collaborations
I have worked with artists such as David Archuleta, Laufey, Maddie Poppe (American Idol winner), Harry Mack, Raquel Rodriguez, Lila Drew, Carter Reeves, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, and Mestizo Beat.