- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+
- Teaching since:
- February 2014
Having grown up with two teaching parents and a teaching sister, I think it was pretty clear what I was going to be when I grew up. After touring all over the world, having songs on TV and radio and being signed both as an artist and a songwriter, I have learned some amazing things and I love passing that knowledge on through teaching. Being able to share the joy music has continued to bring me is an awesome feeling.
As my student, you will learn how to play and sing your favorite tunes, write songs, learn songs by ear, music theory and everything in between. You will also learn from my mistakes (like how to keep playing after breaking your foot on tour) and get real-life tips and tricks to help you reach your goals, no matter how big or small. I got you! I specialize in pop/rock and guitar for girls, but all genres and students are welcome.
You can contact me with questions above ^^ or book your first lesson to the right —> to get started today!
Choose from one of my exciting lesson plans!
- Guitar 101: (acoustic or electric) We will work on your favorite songs, chords, melody, ear training, technique, scales, theory and more. I will also provide instruction on playing guitar and singing simultaneously.
- Singing 101: We will cover the basics you need to sing with proper technique. We will also tackle breath support, upper, middle and lower register, vocal stamina, scales and we will learn your favorite songs. I will provide instruction on singing harmonies, tackling extreme vocals, and how to play guitar and sing simultaneously. We will also cover artist development for students who are interested.
- Songwriting: We will cover how to structure a song and how melody and chords work together. We will also cover how to write killer lyrics! I am signed myself as a songwriter with BMG and will give you my best tips and tricks (#1: do it every day). We will analyze a few of your favorite tunes and figure out how to recreate those elements and put your own flavor on it. We will also cover artist development for students who are interested
Some of my recording credits include:
Signed to BMG Production music, writer for Vanderpump Rules on Bravo and my single “Better With You” received airplay on national radio in Sweden. I am currently working on my sophomore ep to be released later this year through The Den//BMG.
Some of my live credits include:
I have toured all over the US with several different bands and played
Warped Tour, Kiss Kruise, Kid Rock Cruise, Monsters of Rock Cruise, Hard
Rock Hell Festival (UK), Sweden Rock Festival, army bases in the Middle
East and Japan and more. I currently play bass and sing for Bay Ledges.
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
Moa is a great teacher. She really understands how to bring out the best in people.
I've been talking lessons with Moa for the past month and I've already learned a lot and can tell my voice is getting stronger. She's a great instructor.
Great first lesson! Moa is very cool and patient! Can't wait for the next one.
Excellent instructor! I'm just getting started and I can't wait for more lessons.
Moa is a dynamic, friendly and passionate teacher who my kids really respond to. We are lucky to have found her.
Moa is awesome. Can't believe how well my children responded to her and how much they absorbed in just their first lesson.
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
My daughters first lesson was amazing.
She was very pleased and left confident that this was a great match for her! Thanks Moa!
Awesome, as always!
Great teacher, thank you!
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!
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!
moa deals with me so that makes her the perfect teacher in my book :-)
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.
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.
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
quite an auspicious launch!
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)
Super talented girl! She teaches you very good technics to sing better :)
Knowledgeable and adaptable and fun
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!
So much fun and Moa is so talented! Can't wait for next week!
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
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!