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When is it too late to start music lessons? Never. It is never too late to learn something new. To play and enjoy playing music you do not need to start at age 4. However, learning music as an adult is entirely different, and here’s why… March 13th, 2019 1. Adults are more mature than children.  They can understand music theory better in a shorter period of time. 2. Adults can have better muscle control compare to the children. Therefore, technical skills can […]
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Throughout the years we published several articles that explain the benefits of music education and musical instruments for children. Today, we want to make room for singing.
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The piano is a great introductory instrument for toddlers! Thus we thought it would be cool, to share a short list of the best toddler pianos on the market today so that you can kick-start your child’s musical involvement in a fun, educational, and affordable way. February 21st, 2019 1. Melissa and Doug Learn-to-Play Piano The Melissa and Doug Learn-to-Play Piano is a perfect example of an introductory musical instrument for kids. It features a total of 25 keys with full […]
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Not all love songs are made equal, which is why we selected the best of the best love songs to create the perfect Valentine’s Day date playlist. February 12th, 2019 “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran “Love Story” by Taylor Swift “All of Me” – John Legend “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes “Better” – Khalid “Some Type of Love” by Charlie Puth “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande & Nathan Sykes “A Moment Like This” – Kelly Clarkson […]
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If Album of the Year is the biggest prize a musician can win when looking at a full body of work, Record of the Year is the same when it comes to a single track. Tus, naturally Forbes.com made a list of this year’s Grammy Winners and we could not agree more! February 6th, 2019 Winning Record of the Year tells the musicians, producers, mixers and engineers behind the tune that they made the single that defined the year and that […]
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Put those dull pencils and boring manuscript paper away – Classic FM just published some fun and creative ways of teaching the basics of music, and we are in love! February 1st, 2019 1. Music theory cars Does your young one love all things four-wheeled? Use it to their musical advantage with this car and staff-line matching game. 2. Music theory blooms In this game, flowers, stems and leaves stand for notes, definitions and meanings – match them up and […]
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Here are ten artists that pop music The New Yor Time’s critics will be keeping an eye on this year! January 23rd, 2019 1. Jade Bird 2. Blueface 3. Nicola Cruz 4. Billie Eilish 5. Lauren Jenkins 6. LeeBrian 7. Lil Tjay 8. Heather Morgan 9. Nakhane 10. YBN Cordae
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Music blasts through the hallways of an Elementary School during rehearsals. But if you take a closer look, you won’t find any instruments. What you will see is students tapping away on iPads. January 16th, 2019 Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. […]
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Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves. Listening to music can be therapeutic, encourage creativity, and can also help us become more productive. — January 11th, 2019 Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial to us while we work. Some kinds of music seem to help with learning and improve our ability to process information; while other types help block out distracting background noise. These are the six types of music that will give you […]
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Jingle Bells is one of the best-known and commonly sung American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. — December 17th, 2018 This song is usually played in C, the first key most of you learned when you started playing. Here are the basic chords for the first verse and chorus: C                                             F Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh, G7                                     C O’er the […]
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‘Tis the season, everyone! Usually, that means that Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas album will be played non-stop on the radio. Or not – luckily for us, Elite Daily has made a list of six 2018 songs you need to put on your holiday playlist! — December 3rd, 2018 1. “MY OLD SANTA CLAUS” BY SIA Sia just released a deluxe version of her 2017 Christmas album Everyday is Christmas, and on it are quite a few gems that deserve your attention. Like […]
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What impact does music have on a baby that is growing inside a mother’s womb? This question has baffled experts, resulting in several research works to understand the influence of music on an unborn baby. — November 30th, 2018 Medical experts have carried out various studies on pregnant women to find out the effects of music on the unborn babies. According to the results, unborn babies who were exposed to music while in the womb showed a significant improvement in their […]
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Below a summary of an excellent article published on Parents.com that explains the benefits of music lessons. Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her/his ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. — November 19th, 2018 Read on to learn more about the benefits of music education. 1. It improves academic skills Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. 2. It […]
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Research shows tunes can make your workout easier. Here’s how to take full advantage. — November 13th, 2018 As humans, we are hardwired to respond to rhythm. If you’ve ever reflexively tapped your toes, drummed your fingers, or bob your head to a catchy tune, you know this to be true. “It’s a very inherent thing,” says Jasmin Hutchinson, Ph.D., who’s an associate professor of exercise science and sports studies and the director for sport and exercise psychology at Springfield […]
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We love reading helpful articles online regarding children and music. Especially when they are written (for and by) parents. Thus, when we came across this article, we couldn’t wait to share it with you! — November 9th, 2018 “When my oldest son was in second grade, we signed him up for piano lessons. He wasn’t exactly thrilled about it, but he agreed. A few years later, we signed up his younger brother. For four years now, our kids have been […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-07:00

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

2016-10-06T01:19:06-07:00

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

2016-10-06T01:20:25-07:00

- 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

2016-10-06T01:21:23-07:00

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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