I teach in a private studio in Southwest Austin. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in guitar & mandolin performance. I got hooked on bluegrass after seeing Bill Monroe on Austin City Limits when I was 10. I play in Hot Pickin 57s, One Eye Open and the Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo.
Max has played on stage with Sierra Hull, Mark Cosgrove (David Bromberg band), Beppe Gambetta, Howard Kalish (Texas Swing Music Hall of Fame), Jon Kemppainen (Squirrel Nut Zippers), among others.
I placed 3rd in the Texas Guitar championships in 2017 and 2018.
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Music is something I've been dedicated to for most of my life. It's great to get to share music with my students, and help them learn an instrument in a welcoming, relaxed and understanding environement.
Max is such a great instructor. Very patient with me. I really appreciate his encouraging style of teaching.
Max is a very talented musician and knows how to teach. Every lesson was enlightening.
Max is very positive and encouraging. He doesn’t put any pressure on his students but lets them proceed at the appropriate pace. He also is very efficient and doesn’t waste time in the lesson. And finally, he’s just a great player but doesn’t let his ego get in the way of sharing what he knows.
Learn to Play Lead, Rhythm, Jam and Improvise
Bluegrass, Americana, Classic Country
Beginner to advanced, ages 10 and up
Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals
Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear
If You’re Just Starting, We’ll Begin with
Playing chords and basic rhythm technique
Playing simple melodies
As You Advance, We’ll Be Working on
Good tone production
Keeping solid time
More advanced rhythm playing
Developing clean, faster picking
I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music in guitar and mandolin performance.
30 minutes: $30
45 minutes: $40
I started teaching after returning to Austin after graduation from the Berklee College of Music
I have worked with people from the ages of 10-70, and those with no experience to intermediate advanced players.