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Music Education

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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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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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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Have you ever wondered how to make music lessons fun for kids and what is the most effective learning approach? What instrument to start with?
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We all have to memorize music, lyrics, chords, dynamics and more. Thus, we decided to share some tips on how to improve your music memorization.  — July 26, 2018 Songs we like and song we’ve written ourselves are easy to memorize. However, memorizing all other songs can be daunting and requires some effort. Here, are some tips to help you through it:  Listen to the song you wish to memorize as much as possible. Put it on your iPod, mp3 […]
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It is no secret that we love the piano, and thus think that every kid could benefit from playing. However, this time our train of thought is backed up by science.  — July 20, 2018 A new study says learning to play specific instruments, especially the piano,  can help kids build up their language skills. “There’s evidence that early exposure to piano practice enhances the processing of sounds that extend not only from music but also into language,” says John […]
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Artists looking to make a ‘splash’ should consider the advantages of a well-crafted cover. In this article, we explain why.  — July 2, 2018 According to writer Patrick McGuire, albums don’t get nearly as much mileage as they used to. They’re still important, but artists have to make more music than ever before to keep up and connect with their audiences in a meaningful way. Moreover, ‘amateur’ artists don’t have the time to write and release a constant stream of great original […]
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Millions are the people that go through life worried that they can’t sing. The reality is that they just haven’t learned how to yet. Here are 11 tips which can help anybody learn to sing in tune.  — June 25, 2018 f you haven’t already, take a tone deafness test to ensure your ears are capable of letting you sing in tune. Passed the test? Great! Now we can begin: 1. Find a safe starting note 2. Explore a higher (or lower) […]
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Beginners are by far the largest population of drummers, and they come in lots of shapes and sizes. We all have been there! So, here are seven tips that will help you dominate the drums.  — June 14, 2018 We hope that these tips offer you a perfect recipe to help you get the most out of your drums: Make a practice plan – One of the things you can do to get the most out of your drum practice is to […]
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On our previous post, we talked about the best instruments for children to learn. As expected, the guitar, the piano, and other well-known musical instruments made it to the list.  But, today we want to explore those few people understand and appreciate.  — May 24, 2018 Everyone wants to play electric guitar. Everyone wants to sing. But few are the ones who pick one of these truly underrated musical instruments: 1. Mandolin 2. Viola 3. Drums 4. Keyboard 5. Tuba 6. Organ 7. […]
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If you hope that your child will be the next Mozart or you want them to have an outlet for their creativity, check out this list of great instrument ideas that they are sure to love!  — May 19, 2018 Below a list of ten instruments that are great, and easy, for children to learn: 1) Piano/Keyboard 2) Guitar 3) Bass Guitar 4) Ukulele 5) The Drums 6) Flute or Recorder 7) Sax 8) Cajon Drum 9) Violin 10) Didgeridoo […]
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Learning how to play an instrument seems like an oddly daunting task for an adult. But, as we have mentioned in previous posts, it is easier than you think!  — May 10, 2018 If you are over 30 years old, you may be asking yourself if it is too late to pick up a new instrument. The short answer is: no. It turns out; adults have some critical advantages over children when it comes to learning how to play an instrument. On […]
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Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance.
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With the right concepts and skills, any musician can successfully learn music by heart.  — March 22, 2018 Performers report feeling greater artistic freedom when playing from memory. Moreover, audiences also prefer memorized solos to those played from scores. As Gerald Klickstein explains, secure memorization rests on a foundation of deep learning. Although deep learning is essential, there isn’t any ideal memorization method. It’s helpful, however, to conceive of storage in four stages: perception, ingraining, maintenance, and recall.  Performing from memory can bring abundant rewards. […]
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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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