Max played piano on his grandfather's knee before he learned how to walk. Max began his musical journey as a percussionist, studying under Judy Chilnick, premier Los Angeles Tympanist and mallet player.
He attended Sonoma State University as a Jazz Vibraphone player, which easily translated into developing as an accomplished keyboard player. Max then augmented his music education at CSUN playing drumset and studying composition for television and film.
Max is owner of Desert Sounds Studio in Palmdale, CA ().
He is the keyboardist for the Funky-Vintage-Indie-Soul band "Ms Maura & The Misters" ()
and drummer for The Benny Thomas Band
Max is a multi instrumentalist, and teaches piano, drums, and bass.