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New York Times analysis of Spotify data has found that the songs we listen to during our teen years set our musical taste as adults.  — February 16, 2018 The NYT analyzed every Billboard chart-topping song released between 1960 and 2000. The study concluded that for men, the most critical period for forming musical taste is between the ages of 13 to 16. Men were, on average, aged 14 when their favorite song was released. For women, the most crucial […]
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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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Studies have shown that singing has some of the same health benefits as exercise. All types of singing have positive psychological effects, for example, the releasing of endorphins the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemical.  — January 29, 2018 All types of singing have positive psychological effects. But of all sorts of singing, it’s choral singing that seems to have the most dramatic impact on people’s lives. A study published in Australia in 2008 revealed that on average, choral singers rated their […]
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Arwa Haider, London-based, Baghdad-born journalist, picks the best live shows, new albums and emerging talent of the year ahead.  — January 22, 2018 New albums: Janelle Monáe Grimes Gorillaz Vampire Weekend Mélissa Laveaux Live music: Björk Taylor Swift Kendrick Lamar Lady Gaga Womad New talent: Serpentwithfeet Park Jiha Stimulator Jones Black Futures Billie Eilish   To read the full article visit BBC.com  
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We all know that practice makes perfect! Any successful musician will tell you that to excel in your instrument you should practice regularly.   — January 18, 2018 We came across this handy article written by Espie Estrella for Thought Co. with great tips to keep in mind before, during and after every practice session: 1. Aim to practice every day 2. Never forget your finger exercises and warm-ups 3. Practice for at least 20 minutes daily 4. Listen to your body 5. […]
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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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We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder who signed with Motown at 11. –– December 29, 2017 Whether it’s the church preschool choir or an elementary school band concert, it seems as if parents must immerse their children in music lessons from birth if they want them to succeed, and in a way, they’re right. That being said, parents often hear complaints from other […]
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Sight reading seems to be one of those challenges that either a beginning musician loves or has recurring nightmares. For those of us in the latter category, we’ve consulted with music educators who specialize in the critical skill of sight reading music to make it less scary and (maybe even) a little enjoyable! –– December 26, 2017 Practice beforehand Time signatures and key signatures are, well, the key to being a successful sight reader. For a quick review of how […]
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Reasons why people over 50 should consider adding a little music to their lives by learning to play a musical instrument.
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YouTube. Spotify. The Voice. SoundCloud. — December 5, 2017 Disruptions and advances in technology continue to impact the music industry as musicians strive to connect with audiences, making this an exciting time to be part of the field. Just 20 years ago, musicians focused on finding an agent or getting “discovered.” Now, if you have the talent, you can forge your path to success in many careers in music. If you have a passion for music and are interested in […]
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There are many different schools of thought on how to teach or learn jazz improvisation. Some people recommend learning all the relevant scales and how they fit chord sequences, some recommend learning lots of established phrases, licks and patterns, some recommend just learning and playing tunes by ear. The best jazz improvisers often can’t explain the process. November 27, 2017 There are some improvisers who know relatively little theory but have the rare gift of hearing the chord changes and […]
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We have put together a list of 11 different ways you can bring music to your party this Thanksgiving and to any other gathering for the holidays!
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Reyna Gordon, of the Music Cognition Lab, studies the connections between rhythm and grammar it might help with atypical language development
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Apple Music Messenger Bot allows users to find new tunes via a simple chat or even an emoji
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From strengthening your mental health to boosting your creativity and confidence find out why playing the guitar helps your health. — November 13, 2017 1. Playing guitar is a form of therapy The benefits of music therapy are becoming ever more apparent, with schools, charities and health organizations using playing the guitar to manage a person’s stress, enhance their memory, improve their communication and motor skills, and to help them feel more able to cope with life. Guitarists have long […]
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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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