Zachary Seifert-Ponce received his Bachelors degree in classical guitar from Pacific Union College in California’s Napa Valley under the tutelage of San Francisco based guitarist Jon Mendle.
In addition to classical guitar performance Zachary studied music theory, Classical music history, orchestration/arranging, and composition. Zachary graduated from Pacific Union College with Honors in 2016 and was inducted to the National Music Honor Society.
Since graduating Zachary has shared his talents through his performances on radio, at private events, and in concert including an invitation to perform his own composition at the Sierra-Nevada Guitar Festival in Reno.
ZSP has continued his guitar studies outside of college with such guitarists as Andrew York, Alex Degrassi, and the flamenco guitar master Jason McGuire.
During his time at PUC, Zachary met the love of his life and favorite vocalist, Whitney Weems. Shortly after getting married, they opened ZSP Guitar Studio, an online and in-person lesson studio, in the fall of 2018. When not on tour, Zachary teaches in his private studio full-time and Whitney is a K-12 Music Educator. Zachary and his wife now reside in Chico, CA with their only cat, Stroodl Mingus.