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Learning to play the piano is an enriching journey that requires dedication, patience, and practice. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, mastering this instrument involves understanding its fundamentals, developing technical skills, and cultivating musicality. In this guide, I’ll break down the essential steps to help you embark on your piano-playing adventure. ―Wednesday, May 22nd   1. Getting Started Begin by familiarizing yourself with the layout of the piano. Understand the keyboard’s structure, including the white and black […]
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Throughout music history, women have made significant contributions as composers, performers, educators, and industry professionals, despite facing systemic barriers and gender-based discrimination. From the classical era to the contemporary music scene, their talents and achievements have enriched the musical landscape and paved the way for future generations. —Tuesday, May 14 In classical music, women composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn defied societal expectations and composed works of extraordinary beauty and complexity. Despite the challenges they […]
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Music possesses a remarkable ability to weave its way into the intricate fabric of our memories and emotions, leaving an indelible mark on our lives. The profound relationship between music and memory has captivated researchers, psychologists, and music aficionados alike, sparking a journey of exploration into the depths of human cognition and emotion. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the multifaceted ways in which music impacts our recall of past events and influences the complex tapestry of our emotions.  […]
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The art of songwriting is a delicate dance between creativity and craftsmanship, requiring a unique blend of inspiration, skill, and dedication. Songwriters draw from a myriad of techniques and inspirations to craft their compositions, weaving together melody, lyrics, and instrumentation to create works that resonate with audiences around the world. Today, we will share some techniques with you. — Friday, May 3rd  Understanding how songs are put together is like knowing the steps in a dance. It helps songwriters make […]
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In the ever-evolving landscape of the music industry, certain stars shine brighter than others, capturing the hearts and minds of millions with their unparalleled talent, innovation, and influence. As we delve into 2024, let’s take a closer look at the biggest names dominating the charts, captivating audiences worldwide, and shaping the future of music. — Monday, April 29th 1. Taylor Swift: The Reigning Queen of PopWith a career spanning decades, Taylor Swift continues to reign supreme as one of the […]
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In the mesmerizing realm of culture and creativity, the fusion of music and fashion dances to its own beat, showcases the power of self-expression and the thrill of innovation. From the iconic threads of rock ‘n’ roll legends to the avant-garde outfits of pop sensations, the dynamic duo of sound and style has always been a force to reckon with, shaping trends, identities, and movements with its electrifying synergy.  — Thursday, April 25th Music and fashion aren’t just partners in […]
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Embarking on a musical journey is thrilling. Choosing the right instrument, setting clear goals, and consistent practice are key. With patience, guidance, and exploration of styles, mastering an instrument becomes attainable, especially with support from a community. Here are eight invaluable tips to help you kickstart your instrumental journey and unleash your inner musician. — Monday, April 15th 1 .Choose the Right Instrument:Selecting the right instrument is crucial. Consider your musical preferences, physical attributes, and personal goals. If you’re passionate about […]
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Discover how melodies, rhythms, and vibrations can promote well-being, reduce stress, and enhance cognitive function. Experience the transformative effects of this captivating union between music and wellness as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing through the power of sound. — Tuesday, April 9th In our modern world, characterized by relentless stress and persistent anxiety, the pursuit of tranquility has become increasingly vital. Amidst the chaos, one often overlooked yet profoundly effective tool for enhancing wellness is music. […]
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Have you ever wondered what the influence of music is on dogs? Discover music’s profound impact on dogs by exploring the fascinating auditory world of our furry friends. Delve into how music affects their behavior, mood, and well-being here. – Friday, April 5th  Dogs, often referred to as man’s best friend, share a unique bond with humans that goes beyond language and culture. Their remarkable sensitivity to sound makes them receptive to the impact of music on their behavior and […]
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We all know the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. They are all string instruments; even if you don’t think they have anything else in common, they do! Today, we’ll explore a few of their similarities. — Monday, March 25th The world of stringed instruments is as diverse as it is captivating, offering a rich tapestry of sounds and styles to explore. Among the myriad options, the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele are beloved favorites, each with unique charm and character. Despite their […]
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Music, with its captivating melodies and rhythmic beats, holds a profound influence on children’s development. From the soothing lullabies that calm infants to the playful tunes that spark creativity in toddlers, music plays a pivotal role in shaping various aspects of a child’s growth.  — Thursday, March 21st In this post, we delve into how music aids children’s development and why fostering a musical environment is crucial for their overall well-being. 1. Cognitive Development At the core of music’s impact […]
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In video games, where visuals often take center stage, it’s easy to overlook music’s profound impact. However, delve a little deeper, and you’ll discover that music is not merely background noise but a crucial element that can elevate gameplay experiences to new heights.  — Tuesday, March 12th From setting the mood to enhancing immersion, the role of music in video games is as diverse as it is influential. In video games, where visuals often take center stage, it’s easy to […]
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Friday, March 8th In recent years, there has been growing interest in the therapeutic potential of music, particularly in its ability to enhance the well-being of aging adults. Research indicates that music can have profound effects on various aspects of physical, cognitive, and emotional health, making it a valuable tool in promoting the overall wellness of older individuals. Physical Benefits: Studies have shown that engaging with music can have positive effects on physical health in aging adults. For example, rhythmic […]
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At 123 Rock, we bring you fun and easy-to-follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs and help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. This month, we are sharing the chords for “End of Beginning” by Djo, the stage name for […]
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Some students naturally grasp rhythm in music class, while others find it challenging to make sense of notes. Is having a knack for music something you’re born with, or can you learn it?  — Tuesday, February 20th  Scientists are still figuring out how our ears work with music, but they’ve uncovered some interesting facts.  In scientific terms, having a “musical ear” is musical aptitude. A study by the University of Helsinki, Finland, examined the musical aptitude of 15 Finnish families, […]
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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

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

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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