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 (for example, I've found that music theory makes things click faster for some people and saps all the enjoyment out of learning an instrument for others). 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!
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Jonah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2010

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 seven 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 in-home lessons as well.


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.

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BA in Psychology
Aug 2008 - May 2012
University of Southern California

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Music Studio


19 Reviews

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Maggie May 24, 2019
Guitar ·

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.

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Andrew Apr 10, 2019
Blues Guitar · Online

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

Grace Feb 14, 2019
Guitar ·

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!

Alex Dec 14, 2018
Guitar ·

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.

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Maurice Nov 27, 2018
Guitar ·

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!

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Regan Nov 27, 2018
Guitar ·

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.

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Callie M. Sep 12, 2018
Guitar · In home

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.

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Jill Apr 30, 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?"

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David Dec 11, 2017
Guitar ·

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.

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Gary Dec 11, 2017
Guitar ·

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.

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Scott Lindenbaum Nov 15, 2016
Guitar ·

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.

Lorena Lopez Jun 21, 2016
Guitar ·

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

Shauna Bellante Feb 3, 2016
Guitar ·

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.

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Yvonne Lopez Jan 25, 2016
Guitar ·

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.

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Milans Sundaresan Jan 18, 2016
Guitar ·

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.

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Nate Lassiter Jan 7, 2016
Guitar ·

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

Kyle Oliver Nov 23, 2015

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.

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Will Cebron Nov 4, 2015
Guitar ·

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.

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Aaron Barker Sep 5, 2015
Guitar ·

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

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