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I once took a bite of fruit that made the crispest sound like a fresh apple. It was a loud crunch. The memory would’ve been good had I actually been eating an apple. But no, it was a banana. Want to hear the rest of the story? Read on! — July 19, 2017 While I don’t exactly remember the flavor of this banana (honestly, it was pretty flavorless), the icky sound from 13 years ago stayed firmly in my mind. […]
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A robot developed by researchers at Georgia Tech has a knack for music that would have made Beethoven jealous. — July 17, 2017 Shimon is a robot that composes and plays his own beats. He uses a process called deep neural learning along with artificial intelligence to decode different genres of music eventually creating his own chimes on the marimba. Dr. Gil Weinberg, the director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, created Shimon nearly 10 years ago, but now […]
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A process-oriented teaching approach to improvisation in music opens new perspectives for education and enhances creativity. — July 14, 2017 Watching musicians perform can be impressive, even more so when they improvise. The performers produce their works in real-time, and while improvising, they manage several processes simultaneously including generating melodic and rhythmic sequences, coordinating performance with other musicians in an ensemble and evaluating internal and external stimuli. All this is done with the overall goal of creating aesthetically appealing music. […]
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Scientists are discovering that certain playlists can boost brain activity and treat anxiety and depression. — July 11, 2017 For many, music is the ultimate motivator. Our favorite songs get us off the couch and onto the crag or the trail. Athletes know music is a performance enhancer, and the science backs them up: Two years ago, a study by researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that subjects who listened to custom playlists were consistently able to generate […]
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A music curriculum is an important component of a well-rounded education. Many benefits come from mastering a new skill, such as learning to play an instrument, in particular for children. — July 6, 2017 Stephanie Stein Crease, author of “Music Lessons: Guide Your Child to Play a Musical Instrument (and Enjoy It!”  believes that when your child plays a musical instrument, he/she receives the multiple benefits of becoming musically talented (no matter what instrument he chooses). A few of these […]
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Want to blast through your next project? Create a playlist that complements the work you’re doing. — July 3, 2017 Listening to music can help us focus on busy and noisy office environments. But to help us be truly productive, the kind of music we listen to should complement the work we are doing, according to Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project. Whether he’s writing or completing research for his next book, Bailey is almost always listening to a […]
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The music industry is an unrecognizable place compared to just 10 years ago. — June 30, 2017 For an artist like Ne-Yo, who first tasted success in the early noughties, the transition has been hard to witness. I recently heard him speak at Web Summit alongside fellow music artist Tinie Tempah, Hans-Holger Albrecht, the CEO of Deezer, and Eric Wahlforss, the CTO of SoundCloud. While Ne-Yo, in particular, came across as slightly grumpy about the ‘good old days’ of the […]
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This 3D-printed replica can put one of the world’s most famous violins in your hands. — June 27, 2017 Usually, we associate 3D printing with ultramodern technologies like cutting-edge medical implants or futuristic space fabrics. However, music technology researcher Harris Matzaridis’ ViolinoDigitale project has gone in entirely the opposite direction. What Matzaridis has created through the digital magic of additive manufacturing is an accurate replica of an original Stradivarius violin, the Sunrise Stradivari — one of the incredibly expensive and rare master […]
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Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior. — June 21, 2017 The individualized music program designed for nursing homes, called Music and Memory, didn’t improve mood problems, but patients who listened to music tailored to their tastes and memories did need less anti-anxiety and antipsychotic medication, researchers found. “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can result in aggressive or other severe behaviors, which affect people’s lives and […]
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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Fender’s SVP weigh in on why young people should play the guitar. — June 19, 2017 “I’ll just flat out say it: I’m not a very good guitar player,” reveals Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast’s rad-as-hell lead singer, and (still quite apt) guitarist. “But I’ve gotten away with being a guitarist in a band and it’s amazing,” she continues. “I love what I do, and I feel like I’m good at the guitar style I play, […]
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Preschool learning and entertainment app Hopster has launched a new game that helps children express themselves through music. — June 16, 2017 The new Bubble Beat music game allows kids to play simple tunes on a coral-inspired keyboard that helps kids listen to and play back a series of notes from traditional nursery rhymes. In addition to exploring different sounds and rhythms, children can also create their first compositions. Bubble Beat ties into a unique “Discovery Learning Map” that Hopster […]
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Orla O’Sullivan was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject. — June 13, 2017 Orla O’Sullivan is a deaf and visually impaired piano and keyboard teacher to deaf and hearing students.   While Beethoven became deaf in adulthood, Orla was only six-weeks-old when she became profoundly deaf as a result of receiving life-saving medication given to her for pneumonia. This makes Orla’s achievements even more extraordinary.  Orla also juggles her music teaching […]
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Playlists are played out. — June 7, 2017 With apologies to the dumbbell, the treadmill, this weird sledgehammer, and those extremely dubious girdles that pledge to electroshock your abs into existence for only three installments of $39.99 plus shipping and handling, the single most important fitness accessory in the world is the universal set of earbuds. Everyone has a different preference for the brand of tunes that come through them—runners prefer upbeat jams that help pace their strides, while generations […]
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Curious about which colleges listened to the most music on Spotify this 2017? And no – it’s not just the biggest schools that streamed the most music, in case that was your assumption. — June 5, 2017   Spotify took a peek at U.S. college students’ music listening behaviors and found some pretty interesting trends. Go to Northern Arizona University, the University of North Texas and the University of Houston for hardcore sleep-deprived music listeners on campus. They landed on […]
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Warner Music Group is officially unveiling its new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label: Run Out Groove. — June 1, 2017 The label’s forward-thinking format calls upon fans each month to determine which of three records — either previously unreleased, out of print, or an entirely new collection compiled from the Warner Music vault — will become available for purchase in a limited run. “The crate-digging community is steering the ship,” said Billy Fields, V.P. of sales and account management for WEA, the artist and […]
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From Twitter

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one!

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments.…

Julia, age 8

2016-10-06T01:13:27+00:00

Julia, age 8

I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments. It’s really fun when Marcos does the bass clef with the left hand and I get to make up my own song that goes with it for a warm up. It’s fun because I get to make up my own songs. I love the sound of the piano!

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also…

Mikey, age 12

2016-10-06T01:19:06+00:00

Mikey, age 12

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also love that he is compassionate and lets us progress at our own pace. Marcos knows EVERYTHING about instruments, and I’m glad he can share some of it with me. I’m glad that I get to learn how to read, write, and play music for the guitar. It is a lot of fun when Marcos and I play the guitar together!

I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and…

- Angie, parent

2016-10-06T01:20:25+00:00

- Angie, parent

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and come home eager to practice their new pieces. I especially love that he teaches them to compose their own pieces and inspires their musical creativity. Marcos is always positive and encouraging with my children, and he has a knack for bringing out their best. I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

123 Rock studio is an inspiring place to make music

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students…

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

2016-10-06T01:21:23+00:00

Nancy-Jean Pement, parent

Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students to study music that appeals to them. By attending to the interests of each student, Marcos is a master at nurturing student engagement. Our son, Jackson, has been taking lessons for over two years. Jackson is proud of his accomplishments at the piano and he enjoys the time he spends with his teacher. Both Marcos and Isabel are warm and […]
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