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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision.  — March 2, 2018 Recent studies found that listening to classical music while studying can help students score higher in their assessments. Therefore, the team at Classic FM has revealed a list of the top ten pieces of classical music that could help students get the most out of their revision. 10) Piano Concerto No. 23 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9) The Hours – […]
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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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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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Streaming services are changing the way we listen to music, and Billboard Charts is finally catching up. — November 2, 2017 In the world of entertainment, streaming services are increasingly becoming the norm among consumers. Traditional cable providers, along with now-defunct brick and mortar video rental stores, found themselves utterly unprepared for the rise of juggernauts like Netflix. The music industry has faced a similar issue with streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify eating into album sales. Another area in […]
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In honor of Halloween, NASA released a playlist of weird space sounds picked up by various satellites traveling through the universe. — October 31, 2017 The playlist includes sounds from several missions to worlds such as Jupiter, Saturn and other celestial bodies in the outer solar system. Although there is no atmosphere or another medium to carry sound waves in the vacuum of space, some spacecraft instruments can capture radio emissions from bodies in the solar system. These emissions are […]
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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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