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Most aspiring musicians pick up traditional instruments such as the piano, violin or guitar. But others consider those instruments as “too mainstream.” — November 10, 2017  Here is a list of some of the most unusual musical instruments ever created, including some you probably never heard of before:   10. Loophonium The marriage of a euphonium and a lavatory. It was made for a concert of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on April Fools’ Day 1960, at which the instrument was played. […]
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Playing your favorite songs on the piano doesn’t have to be difficult. Start out with songs you enjoy and build from there. — October 25, 2017 Here are five easy pop songs to play on piano for beginners! All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor This is a fun, chart-topping song. The chords to this are A – Bmin – E – A. Each of these chords is played for two bars and the entire progression is eight bars. The […]
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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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Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune his/her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. — September 20, 2017 Between soccer and scouts, your school-age kid’s schedule is loaded with fun activities. If you’re on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing your little one up for violin or piano lessons. Maybe she won’t be the next Beethoven, but she may have an […]
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Among the numerous challenges that parents face in handling children’s music lessons (choosing the instrument, finding a good teacher, etc.), getting kids to practice is the most daunting of all. — September 15, 2017 Getting children to practice and its importance make it hard to believe that there are so few articles addressing this. What’s more, parents and music teachers often resort to the failed tactics they remember from childhood in desperate attempts to motivate kids to practice. A common […]
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If you’re looking to unleash your creativity, or just trying to find an idea for your kid’s school project, take a look at our list of the ten easiest musical instruments to make at home. — September 5, 2017 There are tons of unique homemade instruments that you can try out! Without further ado, let’s get our list of 10 easiest musical instruments to make at home started. 10. Popsicle Stick Kalimba Items Needed: 6, Popsicle sticks, wooden blocks, paper glue, wood glue, Paper plates, […]
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Most parents are probably so focused on just getting their kids to play an instrument that they don’t give much thought to the question: “What’s the right instrument for my child?” — August 7, 2017 Ron Chenoweth is the band and orchestra division manager for Ken Stanton Music, a Georgia-based music education company with nearly 100 teachers providing more than 1,000 lessons every week. Part of Chenoweth’s job includes managing a team that regularly goes into schools to help band directors […]
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If you’ve never written lyrics before, it can be overwhelming to imagine where to start. Most times bringing structure and tools into the mix helps delve into lyric writing. — July 27, 2017 Below five clear and simple steps that will help you through the creative process: 1. Start with what you want to say. Get familiar with journaling using your senses. Taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, and movement are descriptors that help bring your listener into an experience of a […]
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I once took a bite of fruit that made the crispest sound like a fresh apple. It was a loud crunch. The memory would’ve been good had I actually been eating an apple. But no, it was a banana. Want to hear the rest of the story? Read on! — July 19, 2017 While I don’t exactly remember the flavor of this banana (honestly, it was pretty flavorless), the icky sound from 13 years ago stayed firmly in my mind. […]
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 A new study shows a correlation between happiness and the enjoyment of music. Why? There could be many reasons… — May 22, 2017 A new study out of Australia confirms what we probably already knew: People who dance and go to concerts regularly are pretty happy. While it may seem obvious, comparing happiness and the enjoyment of music can tell us a lot about how music affects us psychologically.   Researchers at Deakin University in Victoria analyzed 1,000 interviews with […]
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Can music improve athletic performance?  Can running faster or working out harder be as simple as boosting the volume on your favorite songs? — April 7, 2017 Costas Karageorghis, author of the book, “Applying Music in Exercise and Sport” has spent 25 years studying music and its effect on the brain. Music can be a stimulant or a sedative, he said.  It can enhance mood, improve muscle control and help the brain build key muscle memories. Here’s how: It uses […]
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Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone’s mistake becomes a classical pop song. Today in honor of the first day of spring, we want to quote Frank Sinatra by saying: “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.” If you did not catch Ol’ Blue Eye’s mistake, you must read the explanation and find out what other ‘errors’ have become ‘Hit Songs.’ — March 20, 2017 […]
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Today we bring you an article that shows the importance of learning an instrument and why music is considered a language by Victor Wooten and by many other musicians. Learning and playing an instrument can be as easy as learning our mother tongue and it's only when we have something interest to say that a language works best. At 123 Rock we bring you a combination of the latest and most exciting news in the world of music as well as interesting articles for your knowledge and entertainment that will inspire you throughout your learning process and throughout your never-ending musical experience.
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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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