With over 15 years of playing experience, Matthew Rosenthal has made it his mission to share the joy of music with a wide range of audiences. After having trained at Mannes School of Music, he now holds a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, as well as a Master's in Music Education from The Aaron Copland School of Music.
Matthew was a finalist in WQXR's "Moonlighters Competition," playing an original piece entitled "Debussy in Brooklyn," and is currently a member of the prestigious Brooklyn Guitar Quartet. While Matthew is a trained classical guitarist, he also enjoys playing rock music. He plays in a rock group named "All the Way Mae," having gigged at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and Arlene’s Grocery in New York City.
Teaching music is another one of Matthew’s great passions. He has been teaching private and group guitar and piano lessons since he was 16 years old. Matthew’s guiding philosophy is that all students should have the opportunity to learn and grow equally, and in a safe, respectful, and encouraging environment.