A sound artist, discovering the music in everything, Max Kanowitz (aka Prana Rising) holds the central belief that music has the power to transform the world.
Max is a Brooklyn based performer, composer and music educator. As a student, Max received his BM in both Percussion Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music in 2015 and has had the humble privilege of studying with master percussionists Bernard Woma, Adam Maalouf, Michael Burritt, Glenn Kotche and Bill Cahn. As a percussionist & drummer, Max performs regularly at theaters and music venues across NYC, Brooklyn and Queens. In his solo project Prana Rising, Max strives to express his musical voice by combining classical and contemporary sounds, world music textures, and pop music influences, into his own unique multi-instrumental style.
Max is a New York State certified music educator with diverse experience spanning from early childhood music, advanced instrumental music teaching & music & movement workshop facilitation; also offering a variety of music lessons in percussion, piano, guitar, bass, voice and most beginner instruments. Max also offers specialized classes and lessons in early childhood music, music production, improvisation & musicianship, creative self expression through music classes, and K-12 band, orchestra and chorus.