Guitar Instructors

Caleb Roman

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, trombone, songwriting, Improvisation and Music Theory

Caleb is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and trombonist from Lenexa, Kansas and has been playing music since he was five years old. He is a trained professional music teacher. He has been in many bands through the years encompassing many styles including jazz, rock, and pop. He loves to improvise and write riffs, and often can be found sitting in front of a pair of speakers playing along or soloing over whatever music happens to be on.

In high school Caleb was in the Kansas All-State Orchestra as a trombonist and the Kansas All-State Choir as a Tenor. He plays trombone in the Concert Jazz band at the University of Missouri and has also been in Marching Mizzou. In 2009 he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and studied under Robin Stone and Sal DiFusco while pursuing a degree in Music Production and Engineering, with guitar as his principle instrument. After spending a couple of years in Boston he has come back to Columbia to get his degree from Mizzou and he is excited to play music with you!

Ben Wilton

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Trumpet, songwriting, Improvisation and Music Theory

Ben is a trained and professional Musician who comes from a musical family, and grew up listening to his mother play the piano while teaching him how to play from a very young age. He was given his first guitar for his 10th birthday, and has been passionate about playing guitar and music ever since then. He has played guitar in several different bands, including his high school jazz ensemble. He plays many different kinds of genres, including rock, jazz, funk, and he studied classical guitar at the University of Missouri.

He has also been playing trumpet for 12 years, and was an all-state trumpet player during high school and then played in Marching Mizzou during college. He is well versed in both classical and jazz playing.

He graduated from Mizzou with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and is eager to spread his love of music to others. Ben has a wide availability of weekdays and evenings. Fill out a contact form to get in touch!

Maciej Dwornik

Guitar, Bass, Improvisation and Music Theory

Maciej is a trained and professional music teacher, who excels in the fundamentals of guitar and beyond. He is a very personable friendly teacher who does a fantastic job explaining complicated things in an easy way.

He first started guitar when he was 11 years old. Music quickly became his life and he always set aside some time each day to play his instrument. He plays a lot of rock and its derivatives (blues rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock etc), but he also plays and takes interest in all styles.

Born in Poland and raised in the city of Chicago, he is a Junior at Mizzou working on a double major in Psychology and Biology. He plans on going to graduate school for developmental/educational psychology, doing research in the field of teaching and trying to find the best way to learn for different types of students.

When he is not doing school work or playing guitar, he enjoys being outdoors. Whether its hiking, running, biking, or fishing, he loves spending his free time out in the elements, rain or shine.

Tyler Kemp

Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Improvisation and Music Theory

Tyler is a trained and professional guitarist who entered his six-stringed journey after a live album blew his mind. He has a specific taste for an overdriven blues tone, but loves all genres of music from acoustic fingerpicking to progressive rock. Years of vocal experience help give Tyler an ear for notes, and leads to some great jam sessions.

Born and raised in central Missouri, Tyler is a 2014 Mizzou Alum who has not missed many home football games since 1991. With a wide variety of hobbies and skills from working on cars to videography, Tyler is easy to get along with and a patient teacher you are sure to have a fun time learning from.

Owning a small business gives Tyler a fair amount of scheduling flexibility, you can schedule appointments with him during weekday afternoons and evenings. Fill out a contact form to get in touch!

Jasmine White

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Improvisation and Music Theory

Jazz is a guitarist, pianist, and singer/songwriter from Columbia, Missouri. She has been playing guitar since the age of ten and piano since the age of five.

Along with guitar and piano, Jazz has been playing trumpet for six years. Her style ranges anywhere from funk to acoustic rock, and loves all genres of music.

Through out high school, Jazz was in one of the top Jazz Ensembles in the state, along with being a member of her schools top Jazz Combo playing guitar. She has interned for live sound production and is currently a head sound engineer at Dark Room Records in Columbia. She will be studying Commercial Music with an emphasis in Music Business in the fall.

Her life revolves around music and is passionate about sharing her love of the art with her students.

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 families 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 students 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.

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.