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Classes & Lessons

From the beginner to more advanced player, we offer lessons in guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, and violin.  Ask about setting up a time that works with your schedule. We'll work in the style of music that you want to learn, or create a program that encompasses many genres of music. We emphasize having fun while learning basic music theory and instrument skills. (Photo is one of our guitar students with her blueburst Washburn RX series guitar.  Photo by Ranae Fenner - PhotoFROG)


Alan Morrison has been playing the guitar and bass for over 35 years and teaching lessons throughout those years. "The guitar, and music in general, has been a great source of enjoyment for me.  My goal is to help my students learn the guitar so they can enjoy the many benefits of playing an instrument.I believe in starting out with the basics, such as reading music and learning where the notes and chords are on the guitar. From there we can go to more advanced things, like learning specific songs, or improvisation."

Alan has played in various bands since the age of 16 and enjoys many different musical styles. He is currently lead guitarist for the band Identity Crisis, a 12 piece classic rock band.

He teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, and mandolin.


Rebecca Casad has been a music lover for her entire life, studying piano, percussion, ukulele and voice. The singer/songwriter has been involved in multiple state honor choirs, musical theatre performances, classical and church choirs, and is currently found around the Quad Cities performing her original songs on the ukulele. She was able to produce, write and release her debut album Memoirs in 2018 and has been continuing to write music.

Rebecca is experienced in musical theatre, classical, contemporary, pop, and rock singing theory and performance, as well as being particularly passionate about teaching ukulele in many styles. She offers ukulele and voice lessons.



Ben Durbin began playing guitar at 13, with his first public performance at age 14 with his instructor's band.

"After hearing my first Hendrix and SRV albums, I was obsessed with the blues and jazz. In college, I studied jazz guitar and all things Django Rheinhardt. I have been in numerous bands and projects playing shows in southeast Iowa for the last 23 years. During the last 10 years, teaching guitar and coaching youth soccer have been the most rewarding experiences.  I have been blessed with opportunities to continue teaching and mentoring privately and through The River Music Experience Kidstock Program. The Quad Cities has welcomed us with open arms and we are proud to call this our home."



AM Guitar Works has changed us to be a musical family! We bought our first guitars here and they were so helpful in matching great instruments with our playing goals (of course since then I have gotten in the habit of buying more!).

 I am middle-aged and never played an instrument before. In this last year Alan taught me to read and play music that I enjoy. He takes the music I like and breaks it down so that I can learn to play it. He even got me writing my own acoustic songs. He is also working with two of my children. My nine-year old daughter is playing cords already on her acoustic and my older son stays interested in his electric. Alan knows how to teach to all levels of learning and playing styles. I cannot believe how far we have come in a short time!!! Thank you so much!!!

— Duane Halber

 Stop in at 5259 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA 52807, contact us by phone at 563-370-6810 or email us at for more information and to sign up for lessons now!