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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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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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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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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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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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Can music therapy help? Sometimes yes, sometimes no, but often it’s well worth a try. — December 14, 2017 Emotions affect learning. And many struggling readers feel extremely negative about reading. Your child may feel depressed about his (or her) struggles. He may keep telling himself (or herself) that: I can’t read. I’m stupid. I’ll always fail. I’ll never read. There is no use in trying. I’ll slink down, so no one asks me to read. I’ll make the teacher […]
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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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