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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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Music-making AI software advanced so much in the past few years that today it is a viable tool that can and is being used by producers to help in the creative process.  — September 19th, 2018 Using AI as a tool to make music, or aid musicians has been in practice for over a decade. In the ‘90s, David Bowie helped develop an app called the Verbasizer, which took the literary source material and randomly reordered the words to create new […]
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Have you heard of ‘Mental Floss’? We love their videos! Thus, we wanted to share John Green’s ’25 Facts About the Science of Music’, an excellent video where some little-known facts on music are exposed.  — September 4th, 2018 Did you know that: 1. “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls is the catchiest song of all time? In 2014, a group of researchers released an online game called Hooked on Music. It had a thousand quips from pop hits, going all the way back to […]
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Lullabies aren’t just for babies—they’re great for adults, too. Learn about the all-natural sleep aid that helps you fall asleep fast and wake up refreshed.  — August 31st, 2018 According to a recent article published by the Sleep Organization, using soothing music to wind down before bed each night is perfectly acceptable—even encouraged—as a relaxation technique. It turns out that bedtime listening can even help people with sleep disorders by boosting sleep quality and quantity. The benefits may not happen overnight—it […]
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Researchers have pondered the possible therapeutic and mood-boosting benefits of music for centuries. Finally, a recent study confirms that music affects our mood.  — August 22nd, 2018 Recent research from Durham University and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland revealed that sad music brings most listeners pleasure and comfort. Conversely, the study found that for some people, sad music can cause negative feelings of profound grief. The research involved three surveys of more than 2,400 people in the United Kingdom and Finland, […]
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Millions are the people that go through life worried that they can’t sing. The reality is that they just haven’t learned how to yet. Here are 11 tips which can help anybody learn to sing in tune.  — June 25, 2018 f you haven’t already, take a tone deafness test to ensure your ears are capable of letting you sing in tune. Passed the test? Great! Now we can begin: 1. Find a safe starting note 2. Explore a higher (or lower) […]
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There are several studies relating to music and unborn children. A developing baby starts hearing sounds in the second trimester of pregnancy. However, there are debates about whether you should play music to fetuses or not.  — June 19, 2018 No one knows for sure if music affects a fetus development. Some studies indicate that fetuses can hear and react to sound by moving and others say newborns can recognize music their parents played for them when they were in the womb […]
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If you’ve taken the time to learn music or to speak another language, you’ve also trained your brain into being more efficient, according to a new study.  — June 6, 2018 Researchers at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute conducted a study where they analyzed brain activity while participants completed simple tasks. Non-surprisingly they found that musicians and people who are bilingual utilized fewer brain resources when completing a working memory task. In addition, these people showed they had a better working memory. However, […]
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If you hope that your child will be the next Mozart or you want them to have an outlet for their creativity, check out this list of great instrument ideas that they are sure to love!  — May 19, 2018 Below a list of ten instruments that are great, and easy, for children to learn: 1) Piano/Keyboard 2) Guitar 3) Bass Guitar 4) Ukulele 5) The Drums 6) Flute or Recorder 7) Sax 8) Cajon Drum 9) Violin 10) Didgeridoo […]
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Learning how to play an instrument seems like an oddly daunting task for an adult. But, as we have mentioned in previous posts, it is easier than you think!  — May 10, 2018 If you are over 30 years old, you may be asking yourself if it is too late to pick up a new instrument. The short answer is: no. It turns out; adults have some critical advantages over children when it comes to learning how to play an instrument. On […]
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With the right concepts and skills, any musician can successfully learn music by heart.  — March 22, 2018 Performers report feeling greater artistic freedom when playing from memory. Moreover, audiences also prefer memorized solos to those played from scores. As Gerald Klickstein explains, secure memorization rests on a foundation of deep learning. Although deep learning is essential, there isn’t any ideal memorization method. It’s helpful, however, to conceive of storage in four stages: perception, ingraining, maintenance, and recall.  Performing from memory can bring abundant rewards. […]
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A local teacher is thinking outside of the “boom box,” using music to fight classroom boredom.  — March 12, 2018 Lamar Queen, a middle school math teacher in South Central Los Angeles, founded Music Notes – a program that fuses mathematics with music. His goal is to “increase student engagement in school by providing high-quality educational music and videos to educators and their students” calling it “rap pedagogy.” As a core part of his program, Queen produces a DVD series of […]
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Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision.  — March 2, 2018 Recent studies found that listening to classical music while studying can help students score higher in their assessments. Therefore, the team at Classic FM has revealed a list of the top ten pieces of classical music that could help students get the most out of their revision. 10) Piano Concerto No. 23 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 9) The Hours – […]
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Studies have shown that singing has some of the same health benefits as exercise. All types of singing have positive psychological effects, for example, the releasing of endorphins the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemical.  — January 29, 2018 All types of singing have positive psychological effects. But of all sorts of singing, it’s choral singing that seems to have the most dramatic impact on people’s lives. A study published in Australia in 2008 revealed that on average, choral singers rated their […]
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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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