Marsh School Of Music

Marsh School Of Music

5.0 (4)
Best of 2022
3 hires on
5 employees
9 years in business

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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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4 Reviews


  • Rocky Hovsepian

    Easy to relate and get new ideas from, and very knowledgably.

  • Marilyn Elliott

    My son and I are both fortunate to be taking piano lessons from David Marsh. He has a gift of making each lesson both fun and challenging, pushing students forward as he tailors his teaching techniques to each student. David’s talent allows him to teach classical piano, jazz, improvisation, music theory and more with competence and ease. It is inspiring having such a gifted musician as a teacher!

  • Neda Amanat

    My boys and I are taking lessons with David Marsh. He is very talented and passionate about music, serious yet patient and considerate with a good sense of humor. He cares for his students and makes piano lessons fun and enjoyable by setting realistic goals and fun incentives. He is punctual and respectful of everyone’s time. We are happy and grateful to have found such a gifted teacher and great mentor!

  • Kristen Schumacher

    David is extremely passionate about music, and I can tell he really wants his students to thrive. He worked with my son for 5 years and in that time my son had the most positive experience he’s had in any type of education and also progressed farther than we ever expected. We had to move away and miss David dearly. Anyone would be lucky and happy to have him as a teacher. Thank you David!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

All of my lessons are highly customized to the needs of the individual student. I NEVER use the same methods for everyone; this is unprofessional and typically never works. When I first meet the student, we will spend some time determining what their learning style is, what they like in music, what they want to achieve with lessons, and ultimately what their end-goal with music is. The answers to all of these questions help me develop a process that is made just for the student, just as a tailored suit is made just for the customer who purchased it. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I served happily as the Director of Music Technology with a focus on Keyboard Studies and Advanced Music Theory at Villa Park High School from 2013-2018. After that, I served as the Lead Piano Teacher at Soli Studios Music, INC where I had the pleasure to teach both individual and group lessons.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I offer three (3) different lengths of time for lessons. Beginning young children should start out at the 30-minute lesson time  

Lessons are billed monthly, and payment is for TIME - NOT for actual lessons attended. By hiring me, you are reserving a specific amount of my time each week. Not showing up for a lesson would be the equivalent of me NOT having a DIFFERENT student at that time. Because of this, I bill for booked time, not lessons attended. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide variety of students from many demographics and age groups. My youngest student was 4 years old, while my oldest was 83.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I just purchased a fully restored 1912 Mason and Hamlin BB, considered to be one of the finest pianos in the world. Mason and Hamlin was/is a direct competitor of Steinway, and often people who play Steinways LOVE this piano. It is being delievered towards the end of June 2022 and I am VERY excited to start teaching on it! It will be a DRAMATIC upgrade from the piano I currently teach on.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Always make sure that you like the teacher. NEVER take lessons from someone you do not LIKE. If you take lessons from someone who you don't like, you will most likely not learn anything.