Summer 2022 lessons available on Zoom and in-person in Needham / Newton-Wellesley and greater Boston.


I am accepting new students ages 5+ on:

  • Upright/Electric Bass: Jazz, classical/technique, French and/or German bow, American folk music, orchestra repertoire, funk, Afro-Carribean
  • Banjo: Three-finger picking, repertoire, accompaniment, roll patterns, soloing vs. backup 
  • Guitar: Chord shapes, backup vs. lead, soloing/improv, backing up singers, flat vs. fingerpicking
  • Violin/Fiddle: by-ear aural training, fiddle tunes, reading music and orchestra repertoire

I am accepting new students ages 10+ for:

  • Jazz Piano/Harmony: Useful voicings to hear upper structures, repertoire, comping, and soloing!
  • Jazz Theory/Composition: Non-instrument-specific lessons on soloing devices, upper structures, motific development, and more!
  • Singing/songwriting: Generating ideas for songs, discovering and utilizing personal connections to music, strategies to develop core song ideas quickly!

Individual lessons are $100 all summer! Lesson packages are available at a rate of $95 per lesson when you pay for eight lessons or more!**

Or, email me at maxschwartz17@gmail.com!

**Lesson packages require prepaying each month of lessons on the first of the month.

Music Camps

Max will return to Julian Family Fiddle Camp as bass instructor in May 2022 to scenic Julian, CA! Scholarships for bass students are available! Inquire on the JFFC website for more information.

Max has been on faculty at the following music camps:

For all teaching inquiries, please fill out the contact form here.