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Recent research shows that a high correlation exists between musical training for children and specific other mental abilities.The study was discussed at a session at a recent gathering of acoustics experts in Austin, Texas. — December 7, 2017 Laurel Trainor, director of the Institute for Music and the Mind at McMaster University in West Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues compared to preschool children who had taken music lessons with those who did not. Those with some training showed larger brain responses […]
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Reyna Gordon, of the Music Cognition Lab, studies the connections between rhythm and grammar it might help with atypical language development
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New technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence are disrupting the music industry, but not in a way humans should fear. — October 5, 2017 Opportunities for artists Eoin McCarthy is the Co-Founder & CTO at digital product studio Hydric Media, which has offices in Brisbane and New York. Having built apps for the entertainment industry, including for Spotify and Twitter, McCarthy demonstrated how AR could change the way artists create their album and tour artwork through an […]
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A search for the sound of an acoustic piano in Billboard’s current Hot 100 yields few results. The instrument’s warm tone is increasingly rare in an industry driven by computer-generated sounds — September 26, 2017 The instrument is nowhere to be found in “I’m The One,” a collaboration between DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber (pictured), or among the digitized marimbas of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” “Strip That Down,” an R&B track from Liam Payne (formerly of One Direction), also […]
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Neurologists at the University of Washington have just developed a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument — no movement required! — August 28, 2017 There are some fantastic examples of how smart electroencephalography (EEG) interfaces can allow people to control everything from drones to prosthetic limbs using their thoughts. A brainwave-reading musical instrument could help empower and rehab patients with motor disabilities. Its creators hope the technology can be used to help enable and rehab patients who have motor disabilities, resulting from stroke, spinal […]
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Music plays a significant role in the socialization of children and adolescents. Modern music is present almost everywhere, and it is readily available. Research on popular music has explored its effects on schoolwork, social interactions, mood, and behavior. — August 14, 2017 Listening to popular music is considered by society to be a part of growing up.2 Music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom. Some studies have reported that adolescents use […]
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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 robot developed by researchers at Georgia Tech has a knack for music that would have made Beethoven jealous. — July 17, 2017 Shimon is a robot that composes and plays his own beats. He uses a process called deep neural learning along with artificial intelligence to decode different genres of music eventually creating his own chimes on the marimba. Dr. Gil Weinberg, the director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, created Shimon nearly 10 years ago, but now […]
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A process-oriented teaching approach to improvisation in music opens new perspectives for education and enhances creativity. — July 14, 2017 Watching musicians perform can be impressive, even more so when they improvise. The performers produce their works in real-time, and while improvising, they manage several processes simultaneously including generating melodic and rhythmic sequences, coordinating performance with other musicians in an ensemble and evaluating internal and external stimuli. All this is done with the overall goal of creating aesthetically appealing music. […]
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Orla O’Sullivan was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject. — June 13, 2017 Orla O’Sullivan is a deaf and visually impaired piano and keyboard teacher to deaf and hearing students.   While Beethoven became deaf in adulthood, Orla was only six-weeks-old when she became profoundly deaf as a result of receiving life-saving medication given to her for pneumonia. This makes Orla’s achievements even more extraordinary.  Orla also juggles her music teaching […]
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 A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports found a link between crying to music and feeling pleasure. — May 24, 2017 If you deal with sadness by belting along to Adele and crying it out, you’re not the only one — and it might be beneficial for your health. It may seem counterproductive to listen to sad music when you’re feeling down, but new research shows that there’s a scientific reason for why we love crying to our […]
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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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Emerging research in music therapy has found that the right music can improve medical outcomes for patients. — May 19, 2017 Ruth Stanley, a former Benedictine nun from Minnesota, has been in the vanguard of the new research, and last weekend she led a workshop at the Monastery of Immaculate Conception to help participants find music to heal them. “The power of our music is the power of the human voice,” Stanley said. “There’s great sacredness in that.” In ancient […]
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The right music in a restaurant can make you linger for dessert. The wrong kind will make you leave. — May 16, 2017 Restaurants agonize constantly over ways to eke the most money out of their customers. Dimming lights, deploying seasonal menus, and up-selling (more famously known as “Do you want fries with that?”) are all psychological tricks that many employ—and new research suggests there is another potent strategy to add to the mix. Soundtrack Your Brand, a Spotify-backed music-streaming startup, […]
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Bullying is a serious issue facing youth today. Based on concepts of social learning theory and existing music therapy research with adolescents, Dr. Silverman & Shafer provide suggestions of music therapy interventions for both bullies and victims. — April 21, 2017 Bullying is a growing worldwide problem largely affecting school-aged youth and, to date, there is no music therapy literature specific to bullying. As a result, there is no guidance for applying theoretical frameworks or for developing music therapy interventions […]
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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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