Austin Guitar & Mandolin Lessons

Austin Guitar & Mandolin Lessons

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I teach online (via Zoom) and in a private studio in Southwest Austin. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in guitar & mandolin performance. I'm a full-time musician, and play in Hot Pickin 57s 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.


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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.


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Hired 10 times
1 employee
8 years in business
Serves Austin , TX
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    Chuck A.

    Great Experience
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    October 08, 2020
    Hired on Lessons


    anne S.

    Max is such a great instructor. Very patient with me. I really appreciate his encouraging style of teaching.
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    November 21, 2019
    Hired on Lessons


    anne S.

    August 07, 2019
    Hired on Lessons


    Hal W.

    Max is a very talented musician and knows how to teach. Every lesson was enlightening.
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    June 19, 2019


    Brad W.

    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.
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    June 17, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    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

    • Basic technique

    • 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

    • Increasing repertoire

    • Improvisation

    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.

    Services offered