Moa Henriksson

Moa H.

Los Angeles, CA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

Loading-circle

About

Moa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2014

Short version:
I sing my heart out. I slam the guitar. I turn my feelings into songs. I help other people make music.
Lover of the beach.
Swedish native in California.

Long version:
My story began in my neighbors’ backyard in the deep woods of southern Sweden where we would lip sync to Spice Girls in the late 90s. I would kick my foot in the air, as the true Sporty Spice I was. Or was trying to be.

A few years later, when I was 12, I discovered a worn out, leather hard case covered with stickers laying around in my house. I opened it and discovered this big chunk of wood with four strings on it.
Disappointment arose when I tried strumming it and it didn’t really make any noise. However, turned out we had a similar looking thing at my school and my teacher showed me how to plug it in to a speaker. Noise: check. Since then I told everyone that I was gonna be a rockstar when I grow up.

I spent my teenage years playing in bands and eventually moved on to the guitar. I played actively all over Sweden but told everyone that I was gonna move to LA to further my career. And in 2012 that dream became reality.

Since then I’ve been fortunate enough in this rollercoaster called the music industry/life to combine my two biggest passions in life, music and traveling, and have toured all over the US, the UK, played Warped Tour, US Air Force Bases in the Middle East and Japan and even cruise ships in the Caribbean (my favorite place on earth), all with several different bands. Somewhere along the way I also started passing on my knowledge and coaching music, with a contemporary pop/rock approach and focus on getting more girls into music.

When I’m not performing or teaching, I write music for film and television. You can hear me on the latest season of Vanderpump Rules on Bravo.

Endorsed by:
Washburn Guitars
Rockready gig bags/Osiamo

I am looking forward to working with you! :)
- Moa H

+ Read More

Experience

Voice, Guitar and Bass instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Media City School of Music, Glendale CA

Freelance music teacher, performer and songwriter
Jan 2009 - Present
Moa H

Education

Associates of Arts in Vocal Performance/Independent Artistry
Apr 2012 - Oct 2013
Musicians Institute
General, music
Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
Katedralskolan (SWE)

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Swedish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Aug 2016

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

+ Read More

Photos & Videos

Photo by Moa H.

View
Photo by Moa H.
Photo by Moa H.

View
Moa on stage rocking out with a future rockstar!

View
Photo by Moa H.

View
Photo by Moa H.

View

25 Reviews

Write a Review
Alex Jul 17, 2017
Singing · In studio

Excellent instructor! I'm just getting started and I can't wait for more lessons.

Keenan Z. Jun 19, 2017
Guitar · In home

Moa is a dynamic, friendly and passionate teacher who my kids really respond to. We are lucky to have found her.

Alieia Z. Jun 5, 2017
Guitar · In home

Moa is awesome. Can't believe how well my children responded to her and how much they absorbed in just their first lesson.

Tyler Mar 19, 2017
Singing · In studio

I've been taking lessons with Moa for a few weeks now & she has been incredible. In such a short amount of time I have improved significantly as she is hard on me & forces me to do things the right way. Always friendly & fun, the lessons are exactly what I have needed.
Not only does she know what she is talking about, how to effectively instruct, but she also is active in the music industry herself.
Very happy with my lessons & I look forward to learning more & improving with Moa as my teacher

+ Read More
alexis P. Nov 15, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughters first lesson was amazing.
She was very pleased and left confident that this was a great match for her! Thanks Moa!

David K. Oct 25, 2016
Singing · In studio

Awesome, as always!

Thea Sep 5, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Great teacher, thank you!

Caitlin Aug 19, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Moa is everything I would want in a teacher. She takes into considerations my interests when planning my lessons, is incredibly patient, laid back and easy going, fun and an awesome guitar player.

I would recommend Moa to ANYONE wishing to learn the guitar without hesitation.

Thanks Moa!

+ Read More
Erin Aug 10, 2016
Singing · In studio

It would be great if there was an option to leave more than five stars, Moa's teaching is 10. I can't wait to take my next lesson with her.

ED H. May 2, 2016
Singing · In studio

Just had my first lesson with Moa and it was a fantastic start. Moa has a great
ear, she can hear where I needed work and where I'm good at my voice. I'm excited that I can take what I learn and practice simply on my own. I'm looking forward till our next lessons where my voice will keep getting strong, all thanks to Moa!

+ Read More
Rosa Maria Yoshida Mar 12, 2016
· In studio

Hi!this is Rosa Yoshida from japan!!!!In february I took vocal lesson with Moa ,it was fantastic experience with her!!!she is so frendly and professional teacher!!!!thank you so much ,Moaaaaa!!!!!

Maddie Stevens Mar 9, 2016
Singing · In studio

Moa is an excellent singing teacher. She is very skilled, kind, patient and accommodating. Her location is great and central and easily accessible. Highly recommend, Moa!

Kieran Case Feb 21, 2016
Singing · In studio

moa deals with me so that makes her the perfect teacher in my book :-)

Amber R. Feb 16, 2016
Singing · In studio

I only had one lesson, but it was really helpful and Moa is very knowledgeable. I am looking forward to more sessions in the future.

Haloe B. Feb 7, 2016
Guitar · In home

Personable, talented, time efficient, prompt and communicative. I'm so incredibly happy we found Moa and she keeps exceeding expectations.
My 8 yr old daughter looks forward to her lessons and complains that they aren't longer. Also we really love that Moa encourages singing development while engaging the guitar.
The other instructors we tried were good, but they still are nowhere near the teaching prowess and energy of Moa.

+ Read More
Andrew Feb 3, 2016
Singing · Online

Moa takes the time to understand where you want to go as a vocalist. She's knowledgeable, cheerful, patient and understanding. She's a talented, working rock musician in her own right, so she knows first hand what you will be striving toward. You really can't go wrong taking lessons from her.

+ Read More
Cassie P. Jan 19, 2016
Singing · In home

Fantastic teacher!

Rik K. Jan 10, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio

quite an auspicious launch!

Jeanie Jan 7, 2016
Singing · In studio

I had taken singing lessons before contacting Moa but I am glad I reached out to her. My interest is in singing heavy metal and Moa is the best instructor I could find as she sings rock. She understands my goals (and understands that rock isn't just screaming) and works with me on finding my weak points and helps me strengthen them. I feel a lot more confident with my voice and I can't wait to keep improving!
Moa is such a sweet and generous person I would recommend her to anyone who has an interest in rock music! (or just anyone with an interest in music for that matter)

+ Read More
Jenny Sandersson S. Oct 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Super talented girl! She teaches you very good technics to sing better :)

Rachel Zisette Oct 13, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Knowledgeable and adaptable and fun

Qeila Martinez Sep 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

Moa is so sweet! She's super fun and has helped me so much. I've only taken five lessons so far with her and I already hear a change in my voice. I look forward to my lessons. They are always so exciting!

Lissa Merkel Aug 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio

So much fun and Moa is so talented! Can't wait for next week!

Codi S. Apr 3, 2015
Singing · In home

Moa is a sweetheart that truly believes in her students and WANTS to see them go to that next level and wants them to succeed. She was more excited than I was when I hit a note that I couldn't previously. I signed up for singing but she also helped with my writing struggles. She's REAL and she's HONEST. Lessons with Moa are pretty much the highlight of my week. For once I feel like I have someone that truly believes in me. I can open up to her without feeling judged -- she's very relateable fun and energetic.

+ Read More
Maria P. Aug 13, 2014
Singing · In studio

My daughter has taken lessons with Moa for the past couple of months now and she has developed a lot in her singing and general confidence. Moa is warm hearted, fun and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her!

You may be interested in

Similar teachers: