I could be... YOUR GURU!

 Max Bessesen with Dr. Karikudi Subramanian after a performance in Thirugokarnam Temple in Pudukkottai, India

Max Bessesen with Dr. Karikudi Subramanian after a performance in Thirugokarnam Temple in Pudukkottai, India

Testimonials

"Learning and hanging from Max has been one of the main reasons I decided to dedicate my life to working on music."

--Joey age 20

"Max was a very positive and supportive teacher."

--Sofia age 17

"He is very encouraging and motivated to help beginners, young and old, master the sax."

--Hill age 51

Methods

I believe that a student’s unique musical goals should dictate the lesson’s content: My students practice what interests them most! My aim is to provide them with the technical facility required to accomplish their art and improve the efficiency of their practice routine. I am available for lessons in the following:

 

Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone

Soprano and Bass Clarinet

Flute

Music Theory

Improvisation

Arranging/Composition

Ableton

Beginning Piano

Beginning Drumset

 

Credentials/Experience

 

6 years of experience teaching students ranging from 4-81

Stanford Jazz Workshop Summer Immersion Program teacher and counselor 2015-present

 

Ongoing Teaching Positions Held:

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Classroom instructor

Music & Arts Private Teacher

 

BM Jazz Saxophone Performance Oberlin Conservatory

BA Law & Society Oberlin College