Known as one of the most respected drum educators in Russia, Max Klots is an authoritative jazz/fusion drummer, busy session player, and the author of a series of best-selling drumming books and instructional DVDs.
Max’s natural artistry, deep knowledge of drumming, and ability to explain things in crystal clear fashion made him an in-demand clinician having toured the US, Northern Europe, Baltics and CIS. Max cites his legendary teacher, the late, great Jim Chapin as his inspiration to start doing clinics in 2003.
Max proudly endorses Remo drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, LP percussion, and PureSound snare wire—brands that have been his choice for years… long before endorsements.
REMO legends on Max: “Max Klots is a perfect example of a musician who has studied the concepts and techniques of the drummers that have come before him. He has put in hours of practice, gained insight through his playing and teaching and in the process has synthesized a modern style that is grooving, fluid and exciting!” — Steve SMITH (Journey, Vital Information)
“I know Max as a musician of perfect taste, great sound and feel, and impressive technique. He’s also a great teacher who really knows what matters in music and can show how to develop all the skills necessary to achieve it.” — René CREEMERS (The Drumbassadors)