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It’s a time-honored tradition for artists to record Christmas albums, so each year you get a new batch of seasonal songs to choose from, ensuring that you’re not stuck with Crazy Frog’s remix of ‘Last Christmas’. Here are the best Christmas albums of 2018. — December 13th, 2018 Eric Clapton: Happy Xmas While this record marks his 24th studio album, it’s the first time Clapton has turned his hand to holiday tunes. Bringing his blues-rock touch to holiday classics, he even […]
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‘Tis the season, everyone! Usually, that means that Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas album will be played non-stop on the radio. Or not – luckily for us, Elite Daily has made a list of six 2018 songs you need to put on your holiday playlist! — December 3rd, 2018 1. “MY OLD SANTA CLAUS” BY SIA Sia just released a deluxe version of her 2017 Christmas album Everyday is Christmas, and on it are quite a few gems that deserve your attention. Like […]
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What impact does music have on a baby that is growing inside a mother’s womb? This question has baffled experts, resulting in several research works to understand the influence of music on an unborn baby. — November 30th, 2018 Medical experts have carried out various studies on pregnant women to find out the effects of music on the unborn babies. According to the results, unborn babies who were exposed to music while in the womb showed a significant improvement in their […]
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Below a summary of an excellent article published on Parents.com that explains the benefits of music lessons. Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her/his ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. — November 19th, 2018 Read on to learn more about the benefits of music education. 1. It improves academic skills Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. 2. It […]
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Research shows tunes can make your workout easier. Here’s how to take full advantage. — November 13th, 2018 As humans, we are hardwired to respond to rhythm. If you’ve ever reflexively tapped your toes, drummed your fingers, or bob your head to a catchy tune, you know this to be true. “It’s a very inherent thing,” says Jasmin Hutchinson, Ph.D., who’s an associate professor of exercise science and sports studies and the director for sport and exercise psychology at Springfield […]
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We love reading helpful articles online regarding children and music. Especially when they are written (for and by) parents. Thus, when we came across this article, we couldn’t wait to share it with you! — November 9th, 2018 “When my oldest son was in second grade, we signed him up for piano lessons. He wasn’t exactly thrilled about it, but he agreed. A few years later, we signed up his younger brother. For four years now, our kids have been […]
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There are lots of elements that go into creating a television show, but perhaps no factor is as key as a good theme song. But do you honestly pay attention to who performs them?  — November 1st, 2018 Read on to find out which theme songs (of TV past and present) were performed by famous artists. Hilary Duff brought the drama for “Laguna Beach.” Lauren Conrad, Spencer, and Heidi Pratt, and Brody Jenner all got their start on this so-called […]
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Our friends at Pitchfork released a video list with August’s ‘must-watch’ music clips. So, given that today is Monday we thought it could be a fun way to start the week!  — October 22nd, 2018 5. Clairo and SG Lewis: “Better” 4. Empress Of: “When I’m With Him” 3. Tyler, the Creator: “See You Again” feat. Kali Uchis 2. The 1975: “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” 1. Christine and the Queens: “5 Dollars” – As published in pitchfork.com –  Comment below which one is […]
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We know music can affect our mood for better or for worse. But how? Read more to find out!  — October 17th, 2018 New evidence published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that music therapy can improve the mental health of people with depression. A group of scientists: Anna Maratos, Mike J. Crawford, and Simon Procter examined possible mechanisms of action of this complex intervention and suggest that music therapy partly is effective because active music-making within the therapeutic frame offers the patient […]
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What kind of music should kids listen to at a young age? Here, five helpful tips on creating an appropriate musical library for your child.  — October 9th, 2018 1. Music is not Just for Listening Before you pick the songs, keep in mind that your child benefits from doing more than just listening. To get the full benefits of music, children need to sing, clap and dance along with the tunes. Singing and moving to music tells the brain […]
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There are lots of statistics that show the benefits of music education, from increased graduation rates to better SAT scores. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped public schools across the country from cutting programs and decreasing resources.  — October 1st, 2018 Danny Ross a loyal contributor of Forbes.com met with Colleen McDonough, Executive Director of the ASCAP Foundation, to discuss how to put a focus on music back into children’s lives. Below a transcript of their conversation: Danny Ross: What’s the state of music education […]
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If you were a child growing up in the late 90s or early 2000s, odds are you remember the most entertaining and hilariously nonsensical way of listening to music: HitClips.  — September 27th, 2018 Nicole Gallucci writes an ode to these peculiar devices and takes us on a trip down memory lane on her latest article published on Mashable.com. HitClips initially debuted as toys in select McDonald’s kid’s meals but became so popular that they transitioned to the main toy/electronics […]
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Music-making AI software advanced so much in the past few years that today it is a viable tool that can and is being used by producers to help in the creative process.  — September 19th, 2018 Using AI as a tool to make music, or aid musicians has been in practice for over a decade. In the ‘90s, David Bowie helped develop an app called the Verbasizer, which took the literary source material and randomly reordered the words to create new […]
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In the spirit of National Arts in Education Week we wanted to share an incredible infographic published by Neve Spicer a fellow arts education advocate. Here, he highlights 51 ways in which art education rewards children.   — September 14th, 2018 Arts Education in schools is currently teetering on a precipice, he says. Overwhelmingly, parents feel that the Arts play a vital role in their children’s education. And yet, at the very same time, schools are under pressure to funnel their dwindling […]
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‘Hit’ songs are big business, so there is an incentive for composers to try to tease out those ingredients that might increase their chances of success. However, it is no easy task due to the complexity of mixtures that go into making a song. But Natalia Komarova, a mathematician at the University of California, Irvine, thinks she has cracked the problem.  — September 10th, 2018 Dr. Komarova and her colleagues collected information on music released in Britain between 1985 and 2015. […]
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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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