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There are lots of statistics that show the benefits of music education, from increased graduation rates to better SAT scores. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped public schools across the country from cutting programs and decreasing resources.  — October 1st, 2018 Danny Ross a loyal contributor of Forbes.com met with Colleen McDonough, Executive Director of the ASCAP Foundation, to discuss how to put a focus on music back into children’s lives. Below a transcript of their conversation: Danny Ross: What’s the state of music education […]
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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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‘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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Music junkie? Here are the ten best music apps for consuming and creating tunes.  — August 14th, 2018 Based on our experience, we estimate that there are probably a billion different music apps on Google Play and the iOS App Store. Those aren’t exact figures, but we reckon we’re not far wrong. With all this choice, we thought nailing it down for you could be useful and a real timesaver. The best apps for listening to music: • Google Play […]
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Sadly the World Cup is coming to an end! But before it is all over, we decided it was appropriate to share with you a list of the ‘5 Best WorldCup’s songs.’  — July 10, 2018 Without further ado, here’s our list: 5. El Rock del Mundial – Los Ramblers (Chile 1962) 4. Futbol – Maryla Rodowicz (Germany 1974) 3. El Mundial – Ennio Morricone (Argentina 1978)  2. The Cup of Life – Ricky Martin (France 1998) 1. Waka Waka: This Time for Africa […]
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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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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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Even if you don’t care for the actual song, this music video is a visual feast.  — April 3, 2018 We are amazed by how fast technology advances every day, especially in the music industry. An excellent example is this bizarre music video we found on the web that takes advantage of several recent breakthroughs in artificial-intelligent. Naturally, we couldn’t help but share it with you. Watch it below and let us know what you think!    
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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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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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Apple Music Messenger Bot allows users to find new tunes via a simple chat or even an emoji
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Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32 and Florence + The Machine have all got something in common – each of them made their radio debuts after uploading songs to BBC Music Introducing. Now, it is the turn of a ‘new generation’ that includes Blossoms, Declan McKenna and Nao. — November 7, 2017 The service – a UK-wide initiative for unsigned acts – turned ten years old this month, and celebrated with a massive gig at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London. […]
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Is there any better feeling after a hard week than the knowledge that you have two whole days ahead of you to spend at your leisure? In honor of the burst of happiness that accompanies ‘That Friday Feeling,’ we’ve tailored a playlist purely to capture its essence and set you up for the weekend. — October 19, 2017 1. Rebecca Black – ‘Friday’ It’s only been five years since this ahem. Pop classic was released, but it’s already attained legendary status. Why? […]
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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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