Moa Henriksson

Moa H.

Los Angeles, CA

About Moa H.

Moa teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

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

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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
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Education

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

Languages Spoken

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.

22 Reviews on Moa H.

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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
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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!
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David K. Oct 25, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Awesome, as always!
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Thea Sep 5, 2016
· Bass Guitar · In home
Great teacher, thank you!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!!!!!
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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!
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Kieran Case Feb 21, 2016
· Singing · In studio
moa deals with me so that makes her the perfect teacher in my book :-)
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