Learn to Play Guitar or Mandolin

Lessons with Max Zimmet in Austin TX

Max graduated from Berklee College of Music in guitar & mandolin performance. He teaches in a private studio in Southwest Austin, and plays in Hot PIckin 57s, One Eye Open and the Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet duo. Max placed 3rd in the Texas Guitar championships in 2017 and 2018.


Learn to Play Lead, Rhythm, Jam and Improvise

  • Bluegrass, Americana, Classic Country

  • Beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up

  • Private in-studio lessons tailored to your level and goals

  • Learn by tab, standard notation, or by ear

  • We'll focus on tunes you want to play, and can incorporate reading music, ear training and theory

If You’re Just Starting, We’ll Begin with

  • Basic technique

  • Playing chords

  • Playing simple melodies

As You Advance, You’ll Be Working on

  • Good tone production

  • Keeping solid time

  • Advanced rhythm playing

  • Developing fast, clean picking

  • Slides, hammers, pull offs

  • Learning your favorite licks

  • Increasing repertoire

  • Improvisation


  • 30 minutes: $30 (series of 5 for $130)

  • 45 minutes: $40 (series of 5 for $170)

Located in Southwest Austin

Guitar and Mandolin teacher in Austin: Max Zimmer
Max is a great instructor and works really well with our 12 year old son. He looks forward to guitar lessons every week.
— Marissa G // Mom of guitar student
Max is a superb instructor! Tablatures are prepared in advance, with a strong emphasis on playing technique. For my money, there is no better guitar teacher.
— Hal W. // Guitar Student