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Learning a musical instrument can be fun and rewarding, but perfecting your technique can take years of practice. Although you won’t be able to become a virtuoso overnight, there are several instruments you can pick up in just a few months. — December 28th, 2018 1. SNARE DRUM If you eventually want to play a drum set, you should start with the snare drum. A favorite of marching bands and orchestras around the world, the snare drum is essential to […]
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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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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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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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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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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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Sharing is caring; this is why we want to recommend an excellent mobile app we recently discover: Music Tutor.  — April 24, 2018 Music Tutor helps you learn to read sheet music and improve your sight-reading skills. This app also develops your speed and accuracy in reading sheet music by identifying music notes in timed sessions. However, our favorite feature is that you can choose to practice with notes in the treble, bass and alto clefs in timed or untimed […]
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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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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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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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The start of a new school year brings many exciting changes: new teachers, new routines and, often, new musical instruments. For parents of children starting school music programs, we’ve put together some tips on primary musical instrument care and maintenance. — October 17, 2017 General Musical Instrument Care: Always keep your instrument in its case when not in use. Make sure case handles, hinges, locks, and zippers are working correctly. Never set anything on top of your instrument, and never […]
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Drumming requires a certain amount of practice before you can thoroughly enjoy its benefits. But you can minimize the pain by maximizing the results. Here are a few ideas. — October 9, 2017 1. Prepare Your Practice Space The sound of drumming isn’t conducive to fostering good relations with your neighbors, so unless you plan on moving shortly, it’s a good idea to do everything you can to reduce the noise level in your practice studio. Some solutions are strikingly […]
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All across America, for decades, a strange cultural ritual has been enacted. Students at the end of elementary school are herded into rooms and handed a simple, hard white plastic instrument called a recorder that seems pathologically incapable of creating any complex music. — September 22, 2017 Learning to play the mass-produced wind instrument is an integral part of the curriculum of most elementary school music programs in the United States. Screechy, hesitant, clumsy, it’s hard to imagine anyone playing the […]
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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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