Maxime C.

Teacher
Maxime C.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, I have taught drums privately for over 6 years. I had the chance to teach students with different backgrounds, going from young children to teenagers and adults. My teaching approach is always focused on giving a solid technical basis while developing creativity and keeping the lesson fun.

I want to give everyone a chance to find their inner sense of rhythm, play with it, challenge it and develop it to further their potential on the drums. I love to have students playing along to songs that they like studying the drum part together and finding how to replicate it on the instrument. Throughout my career, I have played pop, rock, jazz, funk, but also traditional music from India, China, Africa and Latin America.  I’m always eager to use and share that knowledge so that I can address every student’s needs in relation to their personal goals.

Education:

BM in Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

Maxime C. was born in France and grew up in the Rhône-Alpes area. After attending one of the best performing arts high-school in the country, he moved to Boston in the fall of 2014 in order to study at Berklee College of Music. While attending Berklee, his hard work and dedication were recompensed with the Berklee Achievement Scholarship and the Avedis Zildjian Endowed Scholarship.

A multi-awards winner, Maxime also won France based competitions such as the “Prix des Neiges” from Savoiexpo foundation and the “Bourse de la vocation” from the Marcel Bleustein- Blanchet foundation, rewarding his talent and supporting his artistic endeavours.
Graduating with honors at the end of the Fall of 2016, he has since been playing music professionally and toured in Europe, Asia and the US, playing various styles of music. Highlights of his career include performances at the Blue Note in Beijing, the Blue Frog in India, the Nancy Jazz Pulsation in France and the Gramercy Theater in New York City.  He shared the stage with renowed musicians/Grammy Award winners such as Tigran Hamasyan, Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, Mono Neon, Darren Barrett, Anup Ruben, Mayssa Karaa and more. Maxime has a reputation of not only being a great player, but also skilled to play various musical genres with a unique touch. Always willing to keep an open minded approach to music and to learn from all cultures, Maxime strives to share his passion for discovery with his students.

“His drumming is truly impressive […] Maxime will undoubtedly be a big contributor to our musical world.”
– Nate Wood