Guitar Instructors

Greg Allers

Owner of A Major Music

Greg Allers is an experienced instructor and founder of A Major Music Lessons and teaches Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing.

Greg has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old, comes from a musical family, has played in multiple bands during this time, and has a degree in music theory.

Greg has been teaching music professionally since 2008 and over the years he developed teaching strategies and values. Values as simple as always being friendly, caring about your students, teaching them what they want, being consistent, on time, and flexible!

Greg had to stop accepting new private lesson students since he graduated from MU with a mechanical and aerospace engineering degree in 2014, but he loves teaching and spreading the joy of music so he continues to do so by running A Major Music. He helps other teachers that he believes in by training them on his knowledge of music and tactics for teaching that he developed over the years. He holds those teachers to his standard of quality and helps them have the music career he feels so fortunate to have had.

Justin Hendrix

Guitar, Bass, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Justin Hendrix is an experienced instructor for A Major Music Lessons and offers guitar lessons in Columbia, Missouri.

Justin has been playing guitar since he was young, comes from a musical family, and has played in multiple bands during this time. He is currently in a proffessional band. He is a certified A Major Music instructor and accepts all students over the age of 6. Justin specializes in guitar, but can also teach bass, music theory, and song writing.

He can teach any genre from classical to metal and can modify the songs difficulty to fit the student’s individual skill level. He can teach you how to jam with others, how to see what they are playing and know how and where to improvise a solo to fit the music.

Justin also can teach students how to write songs - everything from the guitar riffs and structure to the drums, bass, and vocals. Justin is currently offering lessons on weekdays from mornings till around 530pm, fill out the contact form to get in touch.

Hayley Leal

Guitar, vocals, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Hayley is a trained and professional instructor at a major music lessons excepting students in the Columbia area. Hayley teaches guitar and vocal lessons. She has been taking Lessons since she was 8 years old and is now an accomplished player, performer and instructor.

Hayley has performed in various bands in the columbia area and has a passion or songwriting. Her bands have performed at the Earth Day Festival, KOPN radio station, farmers markets, art receptions, first night, and many other places. She has often said her musical journey has been so wonderful, and she loves sharing that with others by through her lessons.

Hayley has a very flexible schedule and will write out a specialized lesson plan based on your goals in music! Fill out a contact form to get connected with Hayley now!

Morgan Buckler

Guitar, vocals, Alto and Baritone saxophone, Piano, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Morgan is an experienced instructor at a major music lessons excepting students in the Columbia area. Morgan teaches guitar, vocals, Alto and Baritone saxophone, and beginner-intermidiate piano. Morgans favorite styles are jazz, beach rock, and pop, but he can help students learn any style they prefer.

Morgan has taken private lessons from many big names in the columbia music scene. He took private vocal lessons for 3 years from Dr. Michael Straw. He studied under Andy Launder for 4 years taking private guitar lessons, studying in jazz and improv and many other styles. He studied under Dr. Jack Shearer playing the Alto and Baritone saxophone for about 4 years. Morgan also took Piano lessons and studied music theory for many years.

Morgan has been a part of many musical programs over the years. He started choir in 4th grade, joined the school band in 6th grade and soon after he took his love for the saxophone to junior high where he played in concert band, jazz band, after school jazz lab, and participated in many festivals, placing top five of his class every time! During junior high he also participated in choirs and was in honors choir and concert choir as well as a mens choir that was offered as an extra curricular activity. Morgan took choir classes at Rock Bridge High School including a year of show choir.

Morgan has a very flexible schedule and will write out a specialized lesson plan for you to acheive your musical goals! Fill out a contact form to get connected with Morgan now!

John Canote

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, mandolin, ukulele, Theory, and Song Writing

John Canote has been playing music for all of his life. Whether it was in his family's bluegrass band or leading worship at his local church, he has always played music. He began with the guitar, but has since learned to play many instruments. He teaches guitar, drums, bass, piano, mandolin, and ukulele. He plays and listens to all kinds of music and is ready to teach you whatever you wish to learn.

He can teach any genre from classical to metal and can modify the songs difficulty to fit the student’s individual skill level. He can teach you how to jam with others, how to see what they are playing and know how and where to improvise a solo to fit the music.

John also can teach students how to write songs - everything from the guitar riffs and structure to the drums, bass, and vocals. John is currently offering lessons on every day except Saturday, fill out the contact form to get in touch.

Jordyn Doubet

Piano, Vocals, Guitar, saxaphone, flute, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Jordyn, an experienced instructor, began playing the piano at age 5. After 10 years of lessons, she began teaching private lessons in her hometown and hosting biannual recitals for her 12 students. In addition, she has history playing both the saxophone and flute in marching and pep band. Vocal background also contributes to Jordyn’s musical experience. From the 5th grade through high school, she was involved in the local honor choir.

In her free time, Jordyn enjoys practicing yoga and engaging in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, going on nature walks, and bicycling. Education also plays a large and important part in her life. In May of 2015, she received her Associate of Arts degree and has been accepted to the University of Missouri for readmission for fall of 2015, where she will pursue a degree in psychology.

Jordyn will work one-on-one with her students to ensure they are able to reach their full potential and her current availability for lessons is very flexible, although weekday evenings usually work best. If interested, fill out a contact form and we will be in touch!

Rachel Cenzer

Flute, beginner Guitar, Clarinet, Conducting and Theory

Rachel Cenzer studied under Mrs. Brooksie Collins for two years, Mrs. Katie Smyth for 1 year, Mrs. Lisa McMahon for 1 year and Mr. Eric Blankenship for 4 years. She is attending the University of Missouri- Columbia studying Music Education. She’s been working with Mr. Steve Geibel for 2 years and Ms. Alice Dade for 3 years. She studied conducting under Dr. Donald Bradley Snow for 4 years, Dr. Brian Silvey for 4 years and Dr. Chris Baumgartner for 2 years.

During her education at the University of Missouri-Columbia she took a semester off and joined the military. She performed with the 135th Army National Guard Band in Springfield Missouri. She went to basic training in January of 2012 and graduated from basic in April 2012 from Fort Jackson in South Carolina. She then attended The Army School of Music at the Naval Base in Virginia. She graduated from the School of Music in June of 2012. She is planning on graduating from the University of Missouri- Columbia in May of 2015. After she graduates, she would like to teach in a High School or Middle School as a Director and give additional private lessons.

Rachel is currently offering lessons on every day except Saturday, fill out the contact form to get in touch.