Intimate, heartfelt songs in which his piano takes centre stage’
‘Don’t miss him live’
‘Raw, moving songs’
This year, experienced Singer, Songwriter and Piano Player Max Greenwood follows critically acclaimed albums and EPs with the release in September of new album In The Quiet of the Evening, featuring original compositions, improvisation and an intimate, meditative vibe.
Max has played live throughout Europe, America, and on Later with Jools Holland with numerous Artists, including Iarla Ó’Lionáird (The Gloaming), Mik Pyro (Republic of Loose), Jack L, Vyvienne Long, Jerry Fish, Tom Baxter, Albert Hammond, Adrian Crowley, Charlie Winston, Mick Hanly, Gerr Walsh, Fionn Regan, and The London Community Gospel Choir, and currently plays with the folk trio Iona Sound and Blues band Otis. He has entertained many high profile artists and celebrities in Residencies at top Dublin and London restaurants, and his original music is used in TV & Film.
Max teaches Third-level in BIMM Institute, Dublin’s Songwriting Department, at Secondary level for Music Generation’s Music Production programme, and one-on-one Piano Tuition in Blackrock College. A research project commissioned by BIMM proposed collaborative online educational approaches, where Max demonstrated how Lecturer-modelled learning can drive strong engagement and achievement, instigating the redesign of Songwriting Modules.
A recent Community Songwriting and Performance Commission Sing a Song of Docklands features The RICCYS of Raytown, a song celebrating community, culture and history in Ringsend & Irishtown in Dublin’s Docklands, in collaboration with artist Jerry Fish and youths from Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre. Max also
“Savage player, really melodic” – Mik Pyro, Republic of Loose
“Best Piano Player in Ireland” – Stephen Shannon, Producer, Experimental Audio
“Impeccable timing” – Conor Brady (The Blades, Terence Trent D’Arby, Toots & The Maytals)
“An exceptional touch” – Tom Baxter, Singer-Songwriter
“Max created a relaxed, free-flowing environment that empowered people to explore their own creativity and expression; combined with a great knowledge of piano, recording, and songwriting. My own songwriting developed into new, unexplored areas based on things I picked up from Max.” – Luke Power, BA Songwriting student.
“An approachable and fun teacher…adapts his style and level to suit what you want to achieve.. Even when I was feeling creatively stunted he always found ways of encouraging me to keep going.. very enthusiastic about helping you reach your potential.”- Fiona Hannon (Darwin’s Daughter), Songwriting Diploma student.
“A reflective process helped me to embrace newer ways to approach my writing….Max always went the extra mile.” – Dr. Fiona Weldon, Songwriting Diploma student.
“Caters for all levels of musicianship… Music Production taught in ways that made sense… enthusiastic and genuinely interested in students musical ability.” – Katie Phelan, BA Songwriting student.
“Feedback was always constructive and clear… a good balance between creative encouragement and a business approach to songwriting/performing.” – Ailsha Davey, Songwriter, Composer.
“Good practical advice with chords and song sections.” – Niall Sheedy, Songwriter.
Recording: Acoustic piano, vocals, digital piano/keyboard parts:
€80/hr, €150 – €230/song, €350/day.
Online Tuition: Piano, Songwriting, Music Production:
First lesson free, €40/lesson thereafter, €180 for 5.