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Summer is here – Meaning that we have more free time to go to the beach, catch a movie or enjoy a good book. Oh yes, we love a good book! Especially if its related to music. Thus, here a list of the NEW music books you should be reading this summer.  — August 6th, 2018 From confessional punk memoirs to a self-help book by Questlove, there’s something here for every genre of the music nerd. Inner City Pressure: The […]
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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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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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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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According to Nielsen Music, total music consumption in the U.S. in 2017 climbed 12.5 percent to 636.65 million units. — January 10, 2018 That figure adds together traditional album sales, track equivalent album units, and on-demand streaming equivalent album units from both video and audio streams. One track equivalent album unit is equal to 10 tracks sold. One streaming equivalent album unit is equal to 1,500 on-demand streams. In terms of audio-only consumption (removing on-demand video streams from the equation), the gain […]
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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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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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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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Fender Musical Instruments Corp, whose electric guitars have powered music from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana, is getting into the software business with an app for guitar lessons. — August 23, 2017 The Scottsdale, Arizona company is launching “Fender Play,” an online system for learning guitar that Chief Executive Officer Andy Mooney, a veteran of Nike and Disney, hopes will cut down on the number of would-be guitarists who give up. He said 45 percent of the company’s guitars sell to […]
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Want to blast through your next project? Create a playlist that complements the work you’re doing. — July 3, 2017 Listening to music can help us focus on busy and noisy office environments. But to help us be truly productive, the kind of music we listen to should complement the work we are doing, according to Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project. Whether he’s writing or completing research for his next book, Bailey is almost always listening to a […]
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Curious about which colleges listened to the most music on Spotify this 2017? And no – it’s not just the biggest schools that streamed the most music, in case that was your assumption. — June 5, 2017   Spotify took a peek at U.S. college students’ music listening behaviors and found some pretty interesting trends. Go to Northern Arizona University, the University of North Texas and the University of Houston for hardcore sleep-deprived music listeners on campus. They landed on […]
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Warner Music Group is officially unveiling its new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label: Run Out Groove. — June 1, 2017 The label’s forward-thinking format calls upon fans each month to determine which of three records — either previously unreleased, out of print, or an entirely new collection compiled from the Warner Music vault — will become available for purchase in a limited run. “The crate-digging community is steering the ship,” said Billy Fields, V.P. of sales and account management for WEA, the artist and […]
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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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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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