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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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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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‘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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Have you heard of ‘Mental Floss’? We love their videos! Thus, we wanted to share John Green’s ’25 Facts About the Science of Music’, an excellent video where some little-known facts on music are exposed.  — September 4th, 2018 Did you know that: 1. “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls is the catchiest song of all time? In 2014, a group of researchers released an online game called Hooked on Music. It had a thousand quips from pop hits, going all the way back to […]
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Music junkie? Here are the ten best music apps for consuming and creating tunes.  — August 14th, 2018 Based on our experience, we estimate that there are probably a billion different music apps on Google Play and the iOS App Store. Those aren’t exact figures, but we reckon we’re not far wrong. With all this choice, we thought nailing it down for you could be useful and a real timesaver. The best apps for listening to music: • Google Play […]
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Summer is here – Meaning that we have more free time to go to the beach, catch a movie or enjoy a good book. Oh yes, we love a good book! Especially if its related to music. Thus, here a list of the NEW music books you should be reading this summer.  — August 6th, 2018 From confessional punk memoirs to a self-help book by Questlove, there’s something here for every genre of the music nerd. Inner City Pressure: The […]
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Sadly the World Cup is coming to an end! But before it is all over, we decided it was appropriate to share with you a list of the ‘5 Best WorldCup’s songs.’  — July 10, 2018 Without further ado, here’s our list: 5. El Rock del Mundial – Los Ramblers (Chile 1962) 4. Futbol – Maryla Rodowicz (Germany 1974) 3. El Mundial – Ennio Morricone (Argentina 1978)  2. The Cup of Life – Ricky Martin (France 1998) 1. Waka Waka: This Time for Africa […]
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There are several studies relating to music and unborn children. A developing baby starts hearing sounds in the second trimester of pregnancy. However, there are debates about whether you should play music to fetuses or not.  — June 19, 2018 No one knows for sure if music affects a fetus development. Some studies indicate that fetuses can hear and react to sound by moving and others say newborns can recognize music their parents played for them when they were in the womb […]
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If you’ve taken the time to learn music or to speak another language, you’ve also trained your brain into being more efficient, according to a new study.  — June 6, 2018 Researchers at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute conducted a study where they analyzed brain activity while participants completed simple tasks. Non-surprisingly they found that musicians and people who are bilingual utilized fewer brain resources when completing a working memory task. In addition, these people showed they had a better working memory. However, […]
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Maintaining popularity in the music industry is no easy task. Thus, this is why, when we came across this article that looks at how artists can achieve longevity in the turbulent music business we had to share it with you.  — April 11, 2018 Longevity is something that artists cannot take for granted. Something that was popular last year – or even last week – can suddenly go out of fashion in the blink of an eye. However, some artists have […]
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A local teacher is thinking outside of the “boom box,” using music to fight classroom boredom.  — March 12, 2018 Lamar Queen, a middle school math teacher in South Central Los Angeles, founded Music Notes – a program that fuses mathematics with music. His goal is to “increase student engagement in school by providing high-quality educational music and videos to educators and their students” calling it “rap pedagogy.” As a core part of his program, Queen produces a DVD series of […]
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This year’s Super Bowl had a lot of memorable moments from unexpected selfies to a wide range of new commercials. However, the most talked about part of the event was, without a doubt, Justin Timberlake’s halftime show performance.  — February 6, 2018 In case you missed it,  here are some interesting facts compiled by Business Insider: Super Bowl LII was the singer’s first time back at the event since he performed with Janet Jackson in 2004  — a performance that […]
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According to Nielsen Music, total music consumption in the U.S. in 2017 climbed 12.5 percent to 636.65 million units. — January 10, 2018 That figure adds together traditional album sales, track equivalent album units, and on-demand streaming equivalent album units from both video and audio streams. One track equivalent album unit is equal to 10 tracks sold. One streaming equivalent album unit is equal to 1,500 on-demand streams. In terms of audio-only consumption (removing on-demand video streams from the equation), the gain […]
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Recent research shows that a high correlation exists between musical training for children and specific other mental abilities.The study was discussed at a session at a recent gathering of acoustics experts in Austin, Texas. — December 7, 2017 Laurel Trainor, director of the Institute for Music and the Mind at McMaster University in West Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues compared to preschool children who had taken music lessons with those who did not. Those with some training showed larger brain responses […]
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Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32 and Florence + The Machine have all got something in common – each of them made their radio debuts after uploading songs to BBC Music Introducing. Now, it is the turn of a ‘new generation’ that includes Blossoms, Declan McKenna and Nao. — November 7, 2017 The service – a UK-wide initiative for unsigned acts – turned ten years old this month, and celebrated with a massive gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London. […]
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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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