Max is a multi-instrumentalist and music fanatic. He started playing trombone at 10 years old, guitar and bass at 13 years old, and studied piano through his time at Rutgers University (2012), earning himself a BA in Music and Psychology. He currently plays bass and trombone with the Balter Band (balterband.bandcamp.com). Max seeks to instill within his students a positive mental attitude when learning, as well as an appreciation for all genres of music. His influences include but are not limited to: the Beatles, Chopin, and Ahmad Jamal.