Known as one of the most respected drum educators in Russia, Max Klots is a jazz/fusion drummer, session player, and the author of internationally acknowledged instructional products. He is an Honorary Lifetime member of the National Association of Rudimental Drummers (N.A.R.D.) and a member of Dom Famularo’s Approved Teachers List published by Modern Drummer magazine. An active clinician for Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo and Latin Percussion, Max cites his legendary teacher, great Jim Chapin as his inspiration to start doing clinics in 2003.
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)
“Max is an inspirational drummer with grooves and ideas to spare, and an expert teacher who exemplifies perfect grip, body posture and beautiful strokes which are to be studied.” – René Creemers (The Drumbassadors)
"Remo has been my choice of drumheads from very early on. They have a full-bodied musical tone with great attack and a natural, organic feel under the stick. Their quality is legendary, and because of their huge variety, I am always able to find the models that provide effortless rebound and an ease of control that works best with my technique." -Max Klots