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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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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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Streaming services are changing the way we listen to music, and Billboard Charts is finally catching up. — November 2, 2017 In the world of entertainment, streaming services are increasingly becoming the norm among consumers. Traditional cable providers, along with now-defunct brick and mortar video rental stores, found themselves utterly unprepared for the rise of juggernauts like Netflix. The music industry has faced a similar issue with streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify eating into album sales. Another area in […]
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In honor of Halloween, NASA released a playlist of weird space sounds picked up by various satellites traveling through the universe. — October 31, 2017 The playlist includes sounds from several missions to worlds such as Jupiter, Saturn and other celestial bodies in the outer solar system. Although there is no atmosphere or another medium to carry sound waves in the vacuum of space, some spacecraft instruments can capture radio emissions from bodies in the solar system. These emissions are […]
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Playing your favorite songs on the piano doesn’t have to be difficult. Start out with songs you enjoy and build from there. — October 25, 2017 Here are five easy pop songs to play on piano for beginners! All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor This is a fun, chart-topping song. The chords to this are A – Bmin – E – A. Each of these chords is played for two bars and the entire progression is eight bars. The […]
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Today marks the 16th anniversary of the debut of the first iPod, which was introduced by Apple on October 23, 2001. Then Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on stage at the Apple Town Hall in Cupertino and showed off a device that could fit in a pocket but hold an entire music library. — October 23, 2017 The first-generation iPod, which Apple advertised with the tagline “1,000 songs in your pocket,” was a rectangle-shaped device with a 5GB 1.8-inch hard […]
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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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The start of a new school year brings many exciting changes: new teachers, new routines and, often, new musical instruments. For parents of children starting school music programs, we’ve put together some tips on primary musical instrument care and maintenance. — October 17, 2017 General Musical Instrument Care: Always keep your instrument in its case when not in use. Make sure case handles, hinges, locks, and zippers are working correctly. Never set anything on top of your instrument, and never […]
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Drumming requires a certain amount of practice before you can thoroughly enjoy its benefits. But you can minimize the pain by maximizing the results. Here are a few ideas. — October 9, 2017 1. Prepare Your Practice Space The sound of drumming isn’t conducive to fostering good relations with your neighbors, so unless you plan on moving shortly, it’s a good idea to do everything you can to reduce the noise level in your practice studio. Some solutions are strikingly […]
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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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This article examines intervention strategies music teachers can implement to combat bullying. Students enrolled in music ensembles may experience outsider status within the school community as a whole, thus contributing to heightened vulnerability and victimization. — October 2, 2017 In 2007, Texas Monthly magazine published an article chronicling the experiences of high school musicians competing for positions in Texas all-state ensembles. Many music educators were simultaneously delighted and a bit uncomfortable as they read the article. On the one hand, […]
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Headphones can seem like a ‘must-have’ in a college library, a function of responsible students’ attempts to isolate themselves from the conversations and noises around them. However, another form of distraction may be coming right up those cables. — September 28, 2017 “Music with lyrics is very likely to have a problematic effect when you’re writing or reading,” said Clifford Nass, a professor at Stanford University. “Probably less of an effect on math, if you’re not using the language parts […]
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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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Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune his/her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. — September 20, 2017 Between soccer and scouts, your school-age kid’s schedule is loaded with fun activities. If you’re on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing your little one up for violin or piano lessons. Maybe she won’t be the next Beethoven, but she may have an […]
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There are social, physical and psychological advantages for children who participate in after-school activities. Rather than allowing kids to spend all of their leisure time parked in front of the television or playing video games, parents who encourage children to participate in activities outside of the home are aiding in their development. — September 18, 2017 After-school activities can change a child’s life for the better and have multiple benefits: 1. Physical activity With the growing problem of childhood obesity, […]
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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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