William Seiji Marsh

I offer weekly private half-hour or hour lessons at my studio at the Falcon Art Community

Weekly lessons:KCPhoto-MarshStudio-042

For students who wish to reserve a place in my schedule on a weekly basis, lessons are offered at the following rates:

Half-hour: $100/month
Full-hour: $180/month

Intermittent lessons:

For students who wish to study at irregular intervals.

Half-hour: $30/lesson
Full-hour: $50/lesson

Payable in cash, check or credit/debit card.

My lessons encompass a wide variety of topics, from learning to play guitar, how to transcribe songs from recordings, reading notation, music theory, composition and songwriting, equipment maintenance and care, developing proper technique with strong practice habits and much more.

I teach many styles at all levels, whether you are an absolute beginner, or if you are an advanced player looking to improve his/her technical and musical ability.  I classify my teaching style as a “teach-a-man-to-fish” approach; this ensures that the concepts covered in our lessons will be practical for you in the future and thus adding value to our time spent studying together.


Over the past decade, William Seiji Marsh has contributed his guitar skills to many of the Pacific Northwest’s up-and-coming and staple artists.  From his continued work with the critically-acclaimed, genre-bending ensemble Morning Ritual, to the formative experience of touring the United States, Europe and Australia with platinum-record selling swing/rock outfit Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, to playing sold-out shows in Tokyo, Seoul and Macau with Billboard-topping songwriter and chanteuse Halie Loren, William has had numerous and diverse opportunities that have instilled in him a versatile and intuitive musical instinct.

KCPhoto-MarshStudio-030Between performances, William maintains two private guitar studios where he coaches guitarists young and old.  He finds great joy in walking students through the same challenges of musicianship that have brought him such a fulfilling career in music.  He was an adjunct instructor of jazz guitar at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., as a sabbatical replacement in 2012, and prior to that he was co-owner/-director of Harmony Roadhouse Music Studios in Eugene, Ore. from 2008 to 2010, where he also maintained a private studio.

William is an avid builder and tinkerer.  In his spare time, he enjoys building and modifying music electronics, including guitar effect pedals and tube amplifiers.  William enjoys spending time in the outdoors when he has the opportunity.