Jonah Rosenthal
Los Angeles, CA
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Jonah Rosenthal

Jonah R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With each one of my students, I take into account how much time they are willing to practice, what genres interest them, and what learning style works best. I then come up with a structured lesson plan that is specifically catered to their needs.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

About Jonah R.

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals.

I've worked with dozens of students of all ages over the last ten years and seen each of them achieve major breakthroughs and discover/rekindle a passion for music.

If you're interested in getting started, I'd love to hear from you! I teach out of my studio in Culver City but am available for online and in-home lessons as well.


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30 Reviews
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Jonah is one of the best music teachers I've ever had! He breaks down hard music topics and answers questions with patience. He is very knowledgeable about the guitar. Musicians of any level will learn a lot from him and will grow as musicians.

Posted Sep 24, 2021
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I've been taking lessons with Jonah for 6 years now (4th-10th grade) and the experience has been amazing! With Jonah's help, I have learned so much about the guitar, both in technical aspects and in simply "jamming." Jonah is always very patient, kind, encouraging, and his passion for music very clearly shows in his teaching. Every lesson I take is very enjoyable, and I always come out of the lessons feeling like I have made good progress on whatever it was we were working on that week. Whether you wish to learn about complex music theory and lead guitar (like I am currently doing), or just want to learn how to play a few songs, Jonah is a perfect choice as a teacher. Additionally, Jonah is very communicative and flexible with timing. Whenever I need to cancel or reschedule a lesson for whatever reason, Jonah responds to my messages quickly and is almost always able to find another day that week for our lesson to take place on. 5 stars, fantastic teacher, I highly recommend Jonah!

Posted Dec 10, 2020
Jamie W.
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Johah is very patient and flexible. He identifies and is willing to work on techniques, such as barre chords, in a way that finally helps me to stop the buzzing! I am looking forward to working with him.

Posted Dec 4, 2020
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My 15 year old son has been taking virtual guitar lessons with Jonah and has loved it. Jonah is a great teacher who really gets on my son’s level and connects. It’s a fun thing for him to do during this strange year.

Posted Dec 1, 2020
Elizabeth T.
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Jonah is an easy-going, kind and talented songwriter, who is already teaching me music theory, and helping me develop my song in just one session! I look forward to our next session. Great, patient teacher.

Posted Sep 22, 2020
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Jonah's a great teacher. He emphasizes the fundamentals, while managing to make the lessons enjoyable and tailored to your interests. I've made far more progress under Jonah's instruction than I could've imagined!

Posted Feb 7, 2020
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My son is very happy with Jonah’s class. He’s been very enthusiastic and likes it more and more every day more! Highly recommend!

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Shayne E.

Great first lesson! Very helpful - excited to advance

Posted Jan 17, 2020
Kelli M.
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Jonah is an awesome instructor! He's very thorough and knowledgable. I'm only on my 2nd lesson, but I can already tell I'm going to learn a lot from him.

Posted Aug 28, 2019
Andrew S.
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Very informative first session

Posted Jun 25, 2019

Jonah is an excellent guitar instructor. He is patient and really helps a beginner understand how to use proper technique and avoid forming bad habits. As a beginner, I found that his approach is practical and makes it easy to learn. I highly recommend Jonah.

Posted May 24, 2019
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Great instructor. Very well prepared, clear and precise in what I need to learn. I had fun learning blues.

Posted Apr 10, 2019

My husband has been taking guitar lessons with Jonah for a couple of years now and is very happy with him. Very patient and good with all ages!

Posted Feb 14, 2019

My son has been taking lessons with Jonah for almost a year, and really loves working with him. I recently decided to join in with lessons of my own to try to progress out of the guitar rut I was stuck in. Jonah is pleasure to work with. Whether you're a beginner or beyond, Jonah is a patient, capable, and engaging teacher. We recommend him highly.

Posted Dec 14, 2018

Jonah is a Godsend, seriously! I couldn’t have imagined, in my wildest dreams, a better introduction to guitar. Not only is he incredibly patient and knowledgable concerning guitar, but his passion and genuine love for the teaching process is palpable. I would recommend him a billion times over to anyone looking to learn, brush up, or further shape their guitar skills!

Posted Nov 27, 2018

Jonah is an incredibly patient and encouraging teacher. My friend and I take group lessons with Jonah and are at different skill levels, and Jonah is accommodating to each of us. Lessons are based around our preferences and we have both come a long way in a short time. Jonah is as good a teacher as he is a guitarist.

Posted Nov 27, 2018
Callie M.
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So far we have had 3 lessons with Jonah. He has been patient and friendly with my daughter who sometimes gets distracted and difficult. He has been able to keep her engaged and interested. And after only 3 lessons, he has taught her how to play one of her favorite songs. So far he has been fantastic.

Posted Sep 12, 2018

I've been taking guitar lessons with Jonah for a few months now and it s great!! I'm learning sooo much. Whether you've never played guitar or EVER played guitar he is a super knowledgeable teacher. It is so enriching and worth it. Let's face it, the year has been stressful. My weekly lesson gets me grounded just by playing my own beautiful music. Anyway, thanks to those who've posted and recommended Jonah. I'm A BELIEVER or should I say "JONALIEVER?"

Posted Apr 30, 2018

I started playing guitar at age 10 but had let it go over the past couple decades. Eager to re-learn the instrument, I recently started taking lessons with Jonah Rosenthal and he's fantastic. Exactly the kind of teacher I was looking for - thorough, creative, encouraging, and most important - patient. I can't recommend him highly enough, for someone just starting out on the guitar or a lapsed player like me.

Posted Dec 11, 2017

I've been playing guitar (on and off) for over 50 years. I read Jonah's post about 3 months ago and decided to call Jonah for lessons. I had been feeling very rusty and wanted to polish my skills and learn some new songs. I've already learned a lot from Jonah and my guitar playing sounds much better in every way. Jonah has been great to work with, he is easy-going, fun and most importantly, he's a great teacher.

Posted Dec 11, 2017
Scott Lindenbaum

Jonah is a great teacher. He's patient and easy going. I immediately got the feeling that he loves playing the guitar and that spirit is motivating.

Posted Nov 15, 2016
Lorena Lopez

Jonah is kind and patient. He makes the lessons fun and enjoyable! I'll be back for sure!

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Shauna Bellante

Jonah has been teaching our 5 year old daughter for a few months now. We are always impressed with his professionalism and his patient and gentle nature. He is very positive and encouraging with our daughter and he has very realistic expectations. She just loves him and so do we.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Yvonne Lopez

Jonah is awesome! He has been teaching my 7yr. old son to play guitar. My son took to him instantly. He always has a pleasant smile and he is patient which was exactly what i was looking for in a music teacher for my son. I highly recommend him to anyone inquiring.

Posted Jan 25, 2016
Milans Sundaresan

Jonah is my outstanding beginning acoustic guitar teacher. He's enthusiastic, incredibly patient, and customizes every lesson to cater to my skills and interests. He's very knowledgeable and is an all around excellent teacher. I highly recommend him.

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Nate Lassiter

Jonah is great. I highly recommend doing lessons with him.

Posted Jan 7, 2016
Kyle Oliver

I've had several lessons with Jonah and they have been great. Jonah shapes his lessons around the student in a way that is fun, easy to follow and efficient. He listens to what you are trying to accomplish and gets you there without losing you along the way.

Posted Nov 23, 2015
Will Cebron

As a complete beginner, I was intimidated to start learning guitar but Jonah has done a fantastic job of allaying my fears. I highly highly recommend him, especially if you're just starting out. He's patient, knowledgeable, well prepared, and most importantly, passionate. His enthusiasm is infectious and inspires me to keep working hard.

Posted Nov 4, 2015
Aaron Barker

Jonah is an incredibly skilled teacher and is very easy to communicate with - highly recommended!

Posted Sep 5, 2015
Shayne E.
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Posted May 28, 2020

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Guitar Teacher
May 2010 - Present

Private Teacher

The only thing I love as much as writing and performing is sharing my passion with other people and seeing them gain confidence in their newfound abilities. I've been playing music my whole life and teaching professionally since 2010 to students of all ages and skill levels. Specialties include (but are not limited to): pop, folk, rock, blues, jazz, fingerpicking, and improvisation on both acoustic and electric guitar.


BA in Psychology
Aug 2008 - May 2012

University of Southern California



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