Guitar Instructors

Donovan Tousignant

Guitar, Bass guitar, Acoustic or stand up bass, Piano, Drums, Vocals, Violin, Mandolin, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Donovan Tousignant is an experienced instructor for A Major Music Lessons currently excepting students in the Columbia Mo area. He is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri. Donovan began playing music 12 years ago, and after over a decade of whimsy playing rock, metal, punk, jazz, classical, folk, and more, he now mostly plays guitar, bass guitar, standup bass (classical and jazz), piano, synthesizer, and voice. He also has experience playing trombone, euphonium, and drumset.

As a songwriter and composer Donovan has had his pieces performed by several University of Missouri ensembles and jazz combos and his own band, The Æther Tree. He and his band have been featured in a Article in the Columbia Daily Tribune as well as on music blogs from as far away as Russia.

Donovan will write a customized lesson plan based on your goals and interests. He also has two goals for his students while teaching; the short term goal is to just have some fun learning whatever music it is that speaks to you. The long term goal is to take students and mold them into self-sufficient musicians who can perform with absolute confidence in front of a live audience or in a studio setting. The tools needed for these goals are different for everyone, and Donovan’s lesson plans reflect this.

When Donovan isn’t playing or writing music, he can often be found playing videogames, studying foreign languages, gardening, reading, drawing, catnapping with his cats, or cooking with utmost disregard for the instructions on the box.

Donovan can teach any genre from classical to metal, as well as music theory and songwriting.

One of the best things about A Major Music lessons is that we don’t just teach the songs that we already know but we let the students request songs they want to learn.

He can teach any genre of music 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.

Donovan can also teach students how to write songs - everything from the riffs and structure to vocal melody and lyrics. Donovan is currently offering lessons every day, fill out the contact form to get in touch.

Justin Fremont

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Justin Fremont is an experienced instructor for A Major Music Lessons and offers lessons in guitar, bass, drums, and vocals in Columbia Mo.

He has been playing music for 15 years and performing live in bands for 13 years. He toured in Canada and the USA with his first band when he was just 17. Throughout his career he has recorded in studios in multiple states and been on an independent record label.

Justin specializes in rock and blues on guitar, bass and drums; however, he can teach any genre from classical to metal, as well as music theory and songwriting.

One of the best things about A Major Music lessons is that we don’t just teach the songs that we already know but we let the students request songs they want to learn.

He can teach any genre of music 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 can also teach students how to write songs - everything from the riffs and structure to vocal melody and lyrics. Justin is currently offering lessons every day, fill out the contact form to get in touch.

Greg Allers

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Theory, Improvisation and Song Writing

Greg Allers is an experienced instructor and founder of A Major Music Lessons and offers guitar lessons in Columbia, Missouri.

Greg has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old, comes from a musical family, and has played in multiple bands during this time. He has a degree in music theory and accepts all students over the age of 6. Greg specializes in guitar, but can also teach bass, vocals, music theory, song writing, and drums.

One of the best things about Greg’s guitar lessons is that he doesn’t just teach the songs that he already knows (which is currently around 400 in every genre), but he lets students request songs they want to learn. All lesson plans are completely customized to each students interests and goals.

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.

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

Zach Parker

Guitar, Violin, Piano, Theory, and Song Writing

Zach has been playing guitar, piano and violin since he was 9 years old, comes from a musical family, his father is a pasture and he plays piano and guitar in his churches band. He accepts all students over the age of 6.

One of the best things about Zach’s lessons is that he doesn’t just teach the songs that he already knows but he lets students request songs they want to learn. All lesson plans are completely customized to each students interests and goals.

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.

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

John Canote

Guitar, Drums, 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.

One of the best things about John’s guitar lessons is that he doesn’t just teach the songs that he already knows, but he lets students request songs they want 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.