Max Greenwood

‘Don’t miss him live’

Diana Ortez, Irish Times.

‘A persuasive, crafty songwriter at work.’

Tony Clayton-Lee, Irish Times.

‘Raw, moving songs’

Sean Rocks, Arena, RTE Radio1

Upcoming

The Point of the Tide exclusive live recorded performances at Windmill Lane Recording Studio on Sunday 5th February 2023 – Click here to Book

About

Experienced Singer, Songwriter and Piano Player Max Greenwood has released 2 albums of songs, EPs of solo piano work, and has a new album In The Quiet of the Evening coming soon in 2023.  He has recorded and played live with numerous other Artists, including Tom Baxter, Liam Ó’Maonlai (Hot House Flowers), Iarla Ó’Lionáird (The Gloaming), Mik Pyro (Republic of Loose), Jack L, Vyvienne Long, Jerry Fish, Albert Hammond, Adrian Crowley, Charlie Winston, Mick Hanly, Gerr Walsh, Fionn Regan, and The London Community Gospel Choir.

Max currently plays with the folk trio Iona Sound and Blues band Otis.  During his Piano Residency at top Dublin restaurant Town Bar & Grill, Max has entertained many high profile cultural icons such as Bono, The Strokes & Alan Rickman.  His original music has been used for TV shows and he has played live throughout Europe, America, SXSW, and on Later with Jools Holland.

Max teaches privately, for Music Generation at Secondary level, and third-level at BIMM Institute, Dublin.  With a particular interest in collaborative community songwriting and performance projects, he is currently directing and performing in Arts-funded The Point of the Tide, celebrating Ringsend & Irishtown in Dublin, in collaboration with artist Jerry Fish and youths from Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre.  To be performed and AV Recorded in Dublin’s iconic Windmill Lane Recording studio, a document will soon be available at www.thepointofthetide.com .  Max’s interest in delivering collaborative creative educational musical experiences for a diverse range of students began in London, with “Life, The Universe and Everything – in a day!”, and UK Arts Council-funded “The Evolving World” Songwriting workshops held at The Premises rehearsal and Recording Studios.  Max also delivers group-led educational approaches for 3rd-level Songwriting students, using Lecturer-modelled learning to drive strong engagement and peer activity, introducing interactive and portfolio-led assessments into new teaching modules.

Testimonials

 

Piano Playing

  

“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

 

Songwriting Tuition 

 

“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.

Rates

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.

Songwriting:

Splits negotiable.

Please get in touch for a chat or more information. I look forward to hearing from you, 🙂 Max.

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