I have enjoyed banjo lessons with Max for over a year and highly recommend him as a teacher.
As much muse as instructor, his enthusiasm and love for music are infectious. Max is a tremendously talented musician with a joyful, humble demeanour and is unfailingly generous in sharing his musical knowledge.
I find his approach very practical in that it is based on learning songs and tunes, incorporating singing when appropriate, and on learning both by ear and using tablature. He always offers a helpful variety of personal study tools - videos, sound recordings, and tab (which he will personally arrange as needed) - enabling me to continue learning and improving on my own time.
Never daunted by even the sourest note in my repertoire, Max has helped me to grow organically according to my own inclinations and abilities. He is always ready with the perfect new tune, a relevant bit of theory when it's practical to the topic at hand, a kind word of encouragement, and a fresh idea for perfecting even the trickiest of new licks.
All of that, plus we just have a darn good time.