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Max Z.
Austin, Texas
Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, improvise Beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with Basic technique (holding the pick, struming) Playing chords Playing simple melodies As you advance, you’ll be working on Good tone production Keeping solid time Alternating bass patterns, single-string lead notes Various picking techniques, dynamics, fingering Variations, ornamentation, slides, hammers, pulls Learning your favorite licks Increasing repertoire Learning more complex rhythms and improvisations Developing fast and clean picking Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear We'll focus on tunes you want to play, or take a broader approach incorporating reading music, ear training and theory
About Max Z.

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, incorporating reading music, ear training and theory. Learn by tab, music or by ear.Many students prefer to have notes or tab in front of them. I will provide the notes/tabs of songs we learn. I want all students to come away from their lessons feeling successful. *** Specialties *** Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Fiddle tunes

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

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Speaks English

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Avatar of the tutor
Max Z.
Austin, Texas
Learn to play lead, rhythm, jam, improvise Beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals If you’re just starting, we’ll begin with Basic technique (holding the pick, struming) Playing chords Playing simple melodies As you advance, you’ll be working on Good tone production Keeping solid time Alternating bass patterns, single-string lead notes Various picking techniques, dynamics, fingering Variations, ornamentation, slides, hammers, pulls Learning your favorite licks Increasing repertoire Learning more complex rhythms and improvisations Developing fast and clean picking Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear We'll focus on tunes you want to play, or take a broader approach incorporating reading music, ear training and theory
About Max Z.

I am a Berklee College of Music graduate in guitar & mandolin performance, and play in two 4-piece bluegrass/country bands and an acoustic duo. I've played over 400 shows since returning to Austin in 2016. Lessons are tailored to your level and goals. We can focus on tunes you want to play, incorporating reading music, ear training and theory. Learn by tab, music or by ear.Many students prefer to have notes or tab in front of them. I will provide the notes/tabs of songs we learn. I want all students to come away from their lessons feeling successful. *** Specialties *** Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Fiddle tunes

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

Instructor details
Bluegrass Guitar
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30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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When I started taking lessons with Max, I knew three chords and very little about music theory. I never thought I would get past G-C-D. His patience and structured lessons helped me become a better player. Max is very encouraging and that was most appreciated. I have more confidence in my playing thanks to him. I even understand the circle of fifths!

Posted Apr 19, 2020
Online

Max is a very patient and experienced teacher. I enjoyed my lesson with him and will be back for more.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Max was prepared and was flexible with teaching both guitar and mandolin. He was very patient and knowledgeable.

Posted Feb 11, 2020
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Guitar and mandolin
Jan 2016 - Present
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Music Instruction
Aug 2011 - Present
Private Studio
Guitar and mandolin
Aug 2016 - May 2020
One Eye Open
BA, Guitar and Mandolin Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2011
Berkelee College of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
2018 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place
Jul 2018
Bay Area Bluegrass Association
2017 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place
Jul 2017
Bay Area Bluegrass Association
Rockgrass Flatpicking Guitar Championship- 3rd place
Jul 2008
Planet Bluegrass
BMI
Jan 2006
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Instructor details
Bluegrass Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Eanes School Rd
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30