Find a Max Trainer

    On this page, you can find people around the world who offer their skills for one-on-one training or tutorials for Max, MSP, and Jitter. If you consider yourself to be such a person, we encourage you to email us to be added to the list with this information when applicable - Contact: Website: Specialty: Area of Expertise: Location: More info:
    Visit this page for a list of various ways and places to learn Max or hire a Max programmer.
    Note: Cycling '74 provides this page as a courtesy to our customers and to our community. We do not personally endorse any workshops, individual consultants or trainers.

    United States and Canada

    Nick Demopoulos: Website: Specialty: I have an MFA from Brooklyn College in Performance Interactive Media Art. I have been teaching music for over 20 years. I also have been using Max for 18 years. In a broader sense, I also use many other software platforms for sequencing and sound design and use those in conjunction with Max. I also have a lot of experience performing with Max in a standalone fashion and integrating sensors and micro controllers with Max. If you visit my website you can see and hear a lot of examples of my work that are more illustrative of what I do. Here are some direct links to live performances: , Area of Expertise: Music composition, Sequencing, Sound Design, Interface design, Interactive performance, Improvisation. More Info: ,
    Kyle Duffield: Website: Specialty: I can assist at a range of skill levels and provide insight into a range of topics. I offer technical consultancy, tutoring, software development, and commissions. Area of Expertise: Interactive Installation, Arduino / electronics, OpenGL, Kinect, audio, DMX, programming logic, project management, software design and workflow. Location: Toronto, Canada More Info: Kyle Duffield Toronto based interactive installation artist and designer and technical consultant who operates out of the studio and event space Electric Perfume. He has used Max since 2010 and has delivered numerous large scale interactive installations using Max including work that has been permanently acquired by the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Additionally, he has been teaching Max since 2012 privately, as well as at numerous institutions, including Ontario College of Art and Design University, Interaccess Media Centre, SAW Video, and Electric Perfume and has taught online courses for the Australian based R.P.P. He has also worked as a developer and technical consultant for artists to realize their interactive projects.  Thomas Martinez: Website: Speciality: Patient and Experienced Max Tutor. Great for projects with a deadline or just for fun! Area of Expertise: Video Manipulation for Live Performance and Installation. Audio Processing and Spatialization. Max for Live. See this link here for a Max Talk I did on some sound processing: More Info:
    Dafna Naphtali: Website: Specialty: Consultant/Programmer/SoundDesigner/Educator Area of Expertise: MaxMSP programming for live performance and installations; live sound processing; multi-channel sound, Jitter, MIDI and gestural control, programming robotic instruments, troubleshooting. Location: New York More info: I'm a Brooklyn-based composer/performer/programmer, working with Max since 1992 for my own performance projects. Since 1995 I have worked on over 50 artist-in-residence and client projects at Harvestworks, Engine 27 for private clients, in a very wide variety of projects for performance and installation. I teach Advanced Max/MSP/Jitter at New York University since 2008, and have taught Max privately, workshops, and in classes at NYU, Harvestworks, Brooklyn College, Bard College, since 1995. Anthony Palomba: Website: Specialty: Composition, audio/visual performances and art installations Area of Expertise: DSP, sound design, electro-acoustic composition, generative graphics, game development (Playstation,Xbox,PC,Unity), custom app and plugin development Location: Austin, Texas More info: I studied computer science and music composition at the University of Texas and have gone on to explore the many cross currents of art and technology. Over the years, I have used many tools, but my favorite has always been Max, I have been using Max for over 10 years and am very knowledgeable in implementing creative ideas that utilize audio and video elements. I have a passion for teaching programming skills and modeling the creative process that allows people to express themselves in Max. I offer a learning experience for beginners as well as advanced users.
    Les Stuck: Website: Speciality: Bringing out the best in beginners, intermediate, and advanced Max users and abusers. Area of Expertise: Organization, Spatialization, Max for Live, OpenGL, Working with Dance More Info: Check out some of my patches in the Max examples folder.
    Julien Vincenot: please use contact form on website Website: Specialty: Composer, laptop improviser and music researcher. Currently a PhD-candidate in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku. Area of Expertise: MaxMSP (since 2003, teaching since 2010) / electroacoustic, mixed and interactive music / interactive installations / generative music and computer-aided composition with PWGL and CommonLISP (since 2007, teaching since 2010), OpenMusic and IRCAM tools (since 2013), bach library (since 2014) / links between Max/bach and LISP based generative systems / computer-aided music analysis / constraints systems / analog and digital synthesis. Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts More info: CV available on my website

    South America

    Oscar CARMONA: // Website: Specialty: Max for Live & Max/MSP/Jitter courses in Santiago of Chile. Training, One-on-one tutorials, Courses, Skype tutorials, etc. Area of Expertise: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level Max, MSP, and Jitter. Specialising in Realtime Audio Processing, MaxForLive and OpenGL. More info: Based in Chile.
    Paulo Chiliguano: Website: Specialty: Music technology Area of Expertise: DSP, Max For Live Location: Ecuador More info: I received a MSc degree in Sound and Music Computing at Queen Mary University of London. I offer my teaching services for anyone interested in computer science, electronics and acoustics.
    Adina Izarra: Website: Specialty: Musical Composition and interactivity Area of Expertise: Interactivity in music Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador More info: Private classes offered

    Europe and the United Kingdom

    Marco Accardi: Website: Specialty: training beginner and intermediate level people to sound and visual design. Area of Expertise: stand-alone development for electro-acoustic pieces. Location: Berlin, Germany
    Luigi Agostini: Website: Specialty: I have worked with/on Max/MSP since the release of Opcode Max 1.0 (I was the italian distributor's tech support guy in the 90's) and I still teach, work and play with it after almost 30 years! Area of Expertise: 3D audio spatialization Location: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy More info:
    Alexis Baskind: Website: Specialty: electronic music producer, computer music designer and live electronic music performance (« Klangregie ») for contemporary and experimental music, record production, university teacher Area of Expertise: spatial audio, spatial hearing, digital audio processing, contemporary music, jazz, improvised music, HUI Location: Berlin, Germany More info: Alexis Baskind is a musician, sound engineer and author of technological solutions for audio production and listening systems. He first learned sound recording with Benoit Fabre at the Aubervilliers/La-Courneuve School of Music, and followed at the same time scientific and technical studies. He joined the Ircam in 1999, and there he pursued researches on room acoustics. Obtaining a PhD in 2003, he has been working since then on music creation, theatre and dance projects, for numerous structures including Ircam, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, the Campagnie des Musiques à Ouïr and the Centre International de Recherche Musicale. Among others, he worked with composers Philippe Leroux, Beat Furrer, Hanspeter Kyburz, Héctor Parra, Pedro Amaral, François Paris, Philippe Hurel, Vladimir Tarnopolsky, Alexandros Markéas, Fabián Panisello, Turgut Erçetin, as well as with the theatre director Jean-François Peyret, in music, theatre and dance projects melting live electronics and traditional instruments. He works regularly on artistical and technical projects requiring the development of specific solutions for sound processing, sound design, and interfacing with gesture and visual analysis systems. He is professor in Theory and Practice of Sound Engineering in the Hochschule der populären Künste FH (Berlin), and is been also regularly giving courses in sound engineering and computer music at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold as well as in music schools, universities and training institutes for music production.
    Julien Bayle: Website: Specialty: sound & visual interactions, interface design, max for live Area of Expertise: sound & dsp design, visual & jitter hardcore design More info: using Max since 2006, teaching it since 2010 Nicolas Canot: Website: Specialty: Group training, one to one tutorials Area of Expertise: Sound creation, Composition, Improvisation. More info: I'm a sound/digital artist, improviser, guitar player and teacher based in Reims, France. My work is focused for several years on electronic/electroacoustic music and sound creations, often relative to real or fictional acoustic spaces (binaural works, headphones live performances, computer controlled rotating speakers, multi-channels sound installations etc). My sound creations/installations were performed/showed in France, England, Romania, Portugal and soon, in Canada or Poland. I perform as a solo artist and regularly collaborates with visual or sound artists as well as jazz instrumentalists like Sylvain Darrifourcq, Luis Vina, Jean-Christophe Hanché, Eduardo Cunha, Alexandra Grimal, Luis Eurico Costa, GMTW, Ivan Polliart, Jean-Baptiste Berger, Fabien Cali, José Alberto Gomes, João Menezes or José Pedro Coelho, to name some of them. I'm an associated artist, curator, publisher, translator for 23.03 [art contemporain collective :] as well as former artist of Tacomma [improvised music collective]. I also teach sound art theory, history & practices, conducting workshops in High Schools and Universities using softwares such as Max/MSP/Jitter, Pure Data, Ableton Live, Arduino etc.
    Coralie Diatkine: Website: currently being redesigned Pour le public français : je suis référencée Datadock, ce qui permet une prise en charge Afdas ou autre Opco. Area of Expertise: Industrial and creative sound design, interaction, sound installations music performance, music, composition. Spatial audio, sound synthesis and processing, data sonification, acoustics, psychoacoustics. I offer basic to advanced training. My studio is dedicated to spatial audio, with an HOA setup. Location: Strasbourg, France More info: Sound designer, musician, I have graduated from Belfast's Sonic Arts Research Center. With this extended experience, I can target the needs of the students accordingly to their, goals, skills, needs and abilities. I provide a well-structured, documented training that is suited to all types of audiences, designed to meet your needs and make you autonomous.
    Marco Domenichetti: Website:,, Specialty: interactive installation, realtime performance, Interactive Systems, MSP Area of Expertise: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level Max Location: Barcelona, Spain More info: Has taught and used Max since 2001. Please visit .
    Federico Foderaro: Website: Specialty: Jitter/Visuals Area of Expertise: Interactive installations, Audio-Reactive Visuals, Vjing, Teaching, OpenGL, 3D Graphics Location: Berlin, Germany More info: I am an audio-visual Berlin based artist, media technologist, programmer and Max/MSP teacher originally from Rome (IT). I graduated with the highest honours in Electronic Music and Multimedia Composition. I teach the Max/MSP software in workshops, private lessons and university courses (HGB Leipzig 2016, HDPK Berlin 2018), besides a collection of publicly available video and written tutorials that you can find on my website. As an artist, I create audiovisual artworks by means of programming. My last work "Anthropocene" was awarded the jury prize of the "Anthropocene" contest organized by the Mutek festival (2017). I've also collaborated with names such as Michael Comte, for which I created the sound design of his installation "Light" at the MAXXI museum in Rome (2017). As a professional, I work with various artists and companies, collaborating to the creation of art pieces and commercial installations. My recent commissions include interactive installations developed for the Washington gallery "Artechouse" (2017), for Marlboro (2017), Fox Entertainment Group (2018) and Adidas (2018). Esteban Gómez: Website: Speciality: Plugin development and real-time systems for live performances Area of Expertise: Sound engineering, sound synthesis and audio programming Location: Valencia, Spain More Info: Master of Music in Music Production, Technology and Innovation, Berklee College of Music (Summa Cum Laude). Bachelor of Arts w/Concentration in Sound, Universidad de Chile (Summa Cum Laude).
    Timo Hoogland: Website: Specialty: MSP, Jitter/OpenGL, Javascript Area of Expertise: Live Coding, Audiovisual installations/performances, Sounddesign / Signal-processing, Audioreactive Visuals, Algorithmic Composition, Generative systems. Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands More Info: Livecoder, creative coder and music technologist. Max/MSP educator at the HKU University of Arts Utrecht (Bachelor Music Technology). Graduated Master of Music Design in 2019 with the development and research for the project Mercury, a live coding environment/language programmed in Max. Performer and developer of livecoded algorithmic electronic music with Mercury. Programmer of various Max-tools in the form of abstractions, packages and audiovisual-systems available on Gumroad and Github. (Co-)organizer of livecoding events/meetups throughout the Netherlands.
    Wojciech Kosma: Website: Specialty: prototyping interactive installations for visual and sonic arts, translating conceptual/artistic briefs into software and technical solutions Area of Expertise: since 2005 I've been closely collaborating with artists and institutions on producing new media work in Max/MSP/Jitter. I have experience with Computer Vision, 3d graphics, video processing, audio synthesis and processing, MIDI, lighting control and theatre technology, etc. I collaborated with artists internationally on works presented in Whitney Museum of American Art, City Parks Foundation, NYC, Pittsburgh International Airport, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, ISEA and University of California Santa Barbara among others.  Location: Berlin and north-west Poland
    Annette Krebs/mikroklang: Website: and Specialty: MaxMSP as tool for live-electronics in combination with tablets, sensors, midi controllers, analogue instruments, objects, voice or samples. Lessons for beginners who would like to get a first access to the program and the work with Max. Having a lot of fun working and playing with MaxMSP, I like to share it. I am very patient and interested in helping others to develop their own approaches, aesthetics and setups. Lessons in German, French and English language. Area of Expertise: Live-electronics, MaxMSP, improvisation, real-time composition, prepared and extended instruments, classical, contemporary and experimental music Location: Berlin, Germany More Info: I am a composer-performer based in Berlin, performing and teaching since more then 20 years worldwide. After having played and developed analogue electro-acoustic setups since 1999, I was developing setups, pieces and instruments since 2013 integrating MaxMSP. Knowing that it can be difficult to get a first access to MaxMSP I am happy to help others understand and enjoy it during my lessons and workshops.
    Mark Linnane: Website: Areas of expertise: Audio synthesis + analysis, interactive installation, generative music, realtime performance, Max + Arduino, video manipulation, generative video More info: Max lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin. Digital artist, creative technologist and video producer, working with Max since 2001.
    Ivan Osipenko: Areas of expertise: Synthesis, Sound Design, Synth building, Controllerism More info: Professional Sound Designer with nearly 10 year experience. Working with max since 2010. Teaching since 2012.
    Robin Parmar: Website: Specialty: Beginner and intermediate students who want their questions answered... dead cheap. Area of Expertise: algorithmic programming, improvisation, composition, audio engineering, acoustics and psychoacoustics Location: world / Ireland More info: I have a diploma in Audio Engineering and a Masters in Music Technology. I teach at university level but also love coding, research, and making music. I spend tons of time helping people on the web, so maybe you know me from the forums or Facebook Max group? Join me on Patreon as we build a complete course together. Your course, your way.
    Franz Rosati: Website: Areas of expertise: Interactive Systems, Computer Vision, Interactive Sound Design, OpenGL More info: Freelance Interaction Designer, Music composer, Lecturer, independent sound & visual artist C'74 Max user since 2004


    Luca Bertini Contact: Website: Specialty: Group training, one to one teaching, consultancy Area of Expertise: DSP, Psychoacoustic, Real-time interactive compositions, Interactive installations, Sensors' interfacing and analysis Location: Hong Kong More info: Artist, Music composer, using MaxMSP since 2005 Tobias Rosenberger: Website: Specialty: Training, One-on-one tutorials, Workshops Area of Expertise: Max, Jitter, Dmx, Arduino More info: based in Shanghai > 6 months/year