Guitar Lessons from A Major Music

Guitar Lessons

from A Major Music Lessons

A Major Music Lessons provides music lessons for all instruments, all ages and all genres. We are located in Columbia Missouri and you may either come here to our location just west of downtown or our instructors can come to your home for the lesson. To find out what sets us apart from other music lesson providers click the A Major Music Lessons link. If you are interested in another instrument other than guitar click one of the links below. The A Major Music website also has our prices and policies.

Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums and Percussion, Singing, Stringed instruments, Woodwind, Brass instruments, Music Theory, Songwriting, or Improvisation.

About Our Guitar Lessons

All of our guitar instructors teach the same way and know the same things. They work together and are always pushing to know as much as possible and teach in the best way possible. We strive to be as flexible and accommodating to your schedule as possible.

We know not every person has the same interests and not every person learns at the same pace or likes to be taught the same way. That’s why we make a personalized lesson plan based solely on your interests and goals. You may pick out the songs you want to learn and we can either simplify them to your level or show you the real way it is played. If there is a certain style or artist you would like to be able to play like we will make a plan that will get you performing that way as soon as possible. If you’re not sure what you want to learn, we will provide you with recommendations and a plan for success!

The way we normally start beginners out is with 4 strategically picked songs that are well known and liked. After learning these 4 songs you will have a good foundation in the basic operations of guitar and then you will be able to start requesting and learning anything you want!

There are 3 general areas of guitar. Open chords, Bar Chords (& power chords), and Solos. To become a master guitar player, you will learn about all three areas, combine them, advance them and add an understanding of music theory. You can do all that while learning the music you want to learn and are interested in. No boring books with staff notation and songs you’ve never heard before.

  • Ask us before you buy an instrument
  • We can help you choose the right instrument for you and also have some available


June 21st, 2014

I saw an ad for A Major Music Lessons in the Columbia Tribune and decided it was time for guitar lessons. I've been wanting to take guitar lessons for years but never got around to it. Greg was so helpful with getting me started. Greg set me up with lessons from Zach Parker who is very encouraging and patient. I can get really frustrated learning new things but Greg and Zach make it easy and I am very grateful for their support!
– Russel J.

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August 22, 2013

I came to Greg after playing guitar for a few years to learn music theory, so I could learn to write my own music. I have learned so much about how music fits together that now I can sit down a write a song with purpose because I know what works together and why. He has helped me shape my metal songs into finalized versions that I can't believe I wrote myself! He also teaches me drums and I can't wait to add drum tracks to my songs. I am so happy I started with Greg. He makes everything clear and easy to follow. Almost been with him for a year and I continue to learn something new every week!
– Hunter S.

August 22, 2013

Greg is a great guitar instructor. He relates well with his students and is very easy to work with. I can very easily recommend him.
– Lara C.

April 11, 2012

I am sooooo glad we found Greg! He is awesome. Abby is enjoying learning guitar. He has done a wonderful job and I really appreciate that he works around our schedule. This has been a great experience and I’m looking forward to more lessons. He makes it easy for my 9 year old to understand! Thanks Greg!!!
– Kelli A.