Instructor
Joined in
2017

Maxwell

Instructor

Teaches Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul - Plato

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Education

Bachelors of Music Education - The University of North Carolina at Pembroke - 2017

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Charlotte Concert Band, The Jericho Brass, Delia Few

Favorite Bands

Lucky Chops, Too Many Zoos, High and Mighty Brass Band, Sotto Vocce, Boston Brass, Vigilante Brass

Teaching Experience

UNC Pembroke Private Low Brass Middle School Instructor, Student Teacher at Scotland High School, Band Director at Druid Hills Academy

Specialties / Genres Taught

Civil War Era Low Brass, Jazz Improv

Areas of Instruction

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Levels Taught

All

Favorite Instruments

Tuba

Performance Experience

UNC Pembroke Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, Charlotte Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, Charlotte Concert Band, Jericho Brass Dectet

About Maxwell

Hi, I'm Max, I have been teaching here at the Music & Arts since November 2017. I have chosen to teach because I want to give others the same musical opportunities I had as a child. Music is able to take you incredible places once you apply yourself; through competitions in school like MPA, marching band, or even All State, there are countless moments to challenge yourself and grow through music. Believing in the positive influence music may have in the lives of others, I work to encourage students of all ages in the advancement of music. 

In lessons I prefer to focus on the development of the student's tone. This is directly related to the performer's own voice. Through internalizing pitches and learning proper breathing techniques, the student may discover and enhance their own unique sound. For beginners, I prefer to break down the fundamentals of breathing and singing. This begins to show them the "proper breath", how to support it, and matching pitch. With more advanced players, we focus on sight singing and buzzing. This too helps show the player the breath support needed, especially for more complex passages of music, while improving practical reading skills needed for upper level ensembles. 

Above all, I believe music is an incredible tool for bringing people together and having fun. Please feel free to get in touch with with me through calling the store at: 704-341-0000 if you have any questions. 

Charlotte Music & Arts 704-341-0000 Charlotte NC