Max K Guitar, bass, piano, composition
Location: Manhattan, NYC



  • MFA, Multi-Focus Guitar Performance, California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles)
  • BM, Applied Guitar Performance, University of Nevada, Reno (Reno)



  • I have taught guitar privately, in ensembles and as adjunct faculty for the past 15 years. I have also taught electric bass, composition, music production, theory and beginning keyboard. Furthermore, I have given workshops and clinics across the United States in colleges and high schools and have performed on 4 continents across dozens of countries. My students have been all ages from all levels from beginning to advanced. Music is the most important aspect of my life and nothing brings me more joy and fulfillment than being able to share this with others.


Max K. is a guitarist and composer originally from Las Vegas, NV. As an instrumentalist, Max’s focus is on new works for the electric guitar as well the promotion of electric guitar in new performance contexts. His renowned versatility has allowed him to work alongside luminaries as diverse as prog-rock multi-instrumentalist Mike Keneally, avant-garde composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Ulrich Krieger, free improvisor Henry Kaiser, as well as the former members of Oingo Boingo, The Grandmothers of Invention (Frank Zappa alumni), Frank London, Alphonso Johnson, Lili Haydn, The Magic Band, Matt Darriau and many more. His albums and compositions have been featured on Orenda Records, Cuneiform and Silber Media and he has performed music on four continents.
Since moving to NYC in 2018, Max has wasted no time getting integrated into various music scenes around Brooklyn and Manhattan. He is active with solo performances, Trio Generale (feat Colin Hinton and Eli Asher), the Bard (feat Matt Darriau, Charlotte Greve, Brandon Terzic and Philip Mayer) and a quintet featuring Colin Hinton, Eli Asher, Michael Eaton and Kurt Kotheimer. He was awarded the City Artist Corps Grant through the New York Foundation for the Arts in July 2021 and used it to program and host the inaugural Whatever Guitar Festival featuring solo guitar performances from an eclectic group of players local to Brooklyn.

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