Prana Rising Music holds the central belief that music has the power to transform the world and be a meaningful part of all peoples lives! Founded by sound artist Max Kanowitz (aka Prana Rising) in 2015, the mission of Prana Rising Music has become to empower all people through music, acknowledging that every human being has a unique form of creative self expression, that is waiting to be accessed, explored and shared.
Prana Rising Music offers concerts, sound baths & sound journeys, musical self expression workshops, sound immersive retreats, course ensembles and so much more!
NYC Handpan Creativity and Improvisation Workshop
About Max Kanowitz:
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.
A Manhattan based performer, composer and music educator, Max has a unique, multi-instrumental style that fuses western classical music with a variety of world music traditions. 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, Rohan Krishnamurthy, Adam Maalouf, Michael Burritt, Anindo Chatterjee, Glenn Kotche and Bill Cahn. As Prana Rising, Max has enjoyed numerous solo performances as well as collaborations with such artists as Pakistani Tabla virtuoso Alan Simon and contemporary saxophonist Keenan Montíèth. Max performs regularly at theaters and music venues across NYC, Brooklyn and Queens as a drum set player, multi-percussionist, and with his solo project ‘Prana Rising’, which infuses world music sound, and electronic music production.
Max is also 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, handpan, 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.