max taylor


Max is one of the co-owners of The Showcase as well as the Academy of Music Performance and Education (AMPED) 

and Desert Sounds Studio 

where he is the lead sound/recording engineer.

Max played piano on his grandfather's knee before he learned

how to walk. 

He 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.

He is the keyboardist for the Funky-Vintage-Indie-Soul band

"Ms Maura & The Misters" 

 drummer for The Benny Thomas Band

and keyboardist for the band Up Til Dawn