Upright & Electric Bass, Composition & Theory Lessons

Upright & Electric Bass, Composition & Theory Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

I work carefully with my students to achieve the goals they want to achieve while simultaneously establishing good practice routines and techniques.  This way they can have fun playing music without hurting themselves, and there's nothing more important than that.

I love learning, and the more you teach, the more you learn how everyone learns differently.  This allows me to grow as a teacher and musician, being able to help any student overcome any hurdles they may have, and that is the most exciting and rewarding part about teaching.

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Brooklyn, NY 11226
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2 Reviews


  • Andy

    I study both bass and theory with Max and he's a really great teacher. I come in with an idea of something I want to work on, or a song I've been learning, and he can turn that into an entire lesson on the technique and theory behind that song or idea. I'm happy I get to study with someone so understanding!

  • Miranda A.

    Max is a very caring and detailed teacher that really loves music. He explains things very clearly and is always willing to work with me on whatever music I'm interested in, and can somehow tie in theory or technique lessons into whatever I ask about. I'm really happy to have studied with Max!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I work with a new student, I begin by learning what they know already and what goals they want to achieve.  I learn what music they are interested in, and tailor my teaching approach to help them understand the music they love as deeply as possible, and create the best music they can.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a bachelors degree in double bass performance from The New School, and a masters degree in composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts.  I've taught for years at the School of Rock, teaching hundreds of children music, and am also teaching at Brooklyn College. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge 60/hour for lessons at my home studio, and charge $15-30 extra to travel to my students homes (depending on distance).

How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching guitar and ensembles at the School of Rock about 15 years ago, and since then have taught privately, at other extra-curricular programs and the college level.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from 1-82 years old, having taught music classes individually geared towards babies, kids, adults, seniors, and many classes for general age.  I've worked with beginners on their instruments, touring professionals and everywhere in between.  What I've learned is that there is always something new to learn, and I want to help my students learn as much about music as they can.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would look for someone who is interested in what you want to learn, and has a firm rooting in technique.  Establishing good technique and practice routines will allow you to play whatever music you want to with much more ease, and you can have much more fun doing it!