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Throughout history, music has not merely mirrored societal shifts—it has actively shaped them. From civil rights battles to environmental advocacy, melodies have served as rallying cries, uniting voices in protest, and echoing the aspirations of movements worldwide. Join us on a journey through pivotal moments where music became more than just artistry; it became a catalyst for social change.   — Thursday, July 18th    Civil Rights Movement (1950s-1960s):In the turbulent era of the Civil Rights Movement in the United […]
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Throughout history, certain albums have transcended mere musical collections to achieve iconic status, profoundly influencing artists, shaping entire genres, and captivating audiences worldwide. These albums stand as pillars of creativity and cultural significance, each leaving an indelible mark on the world of music. Join us on a journey through some of the greatest albums ever created, where we explore their enduring impact and celebrate the artistry that continues to resonate across generations. — Friday July 12th    1.The Beatles – […]
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Explore eight fascinating musical instruments from around the world that highlight the amazing diversity of music! From the eerie Theremin invented in Russia in 1920 to the rhythmic Didgeridoo from Australia, each instrument reflects unique cultural traditions. Whether it’s the melodic Hangul from Korea or the vibrant Gamelan ensemble from Indonesia, these instruments offer a glimpse into rich musical heritages.  Embrace diversity, explore new musical horizons, and let these lesser-known instruments inspire your musical journey!   -Wednesday, July 3rd   […]
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Music and dreams have long been intertwined in the tapestry of human experience. From ancient civilizations to modern times, music has played a significant role in shaping our dreams and influencing our subconscious minds. In this blog, we delve into the captivating relationship between music and dreams, exploring how melodies, rhythms, and harmonies can evoke emotions, inspire creativity, and influence the content of our dreams.   –Wednesday, June 26th    Music as the Language of Dreams Music has a unique […]
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Today, we celebrate the happiest day of the year, a time when joy and laughter fill the air and smiles adorn every face. So, we want to take this opportunity to tap into the incredible power of music to evoke emotions, transport us to different places, and even influence our sense of humor. From catchy tunes that make us laugh to witty lyrics that tickle your funny bone, songs have a unique ability to shape our comedic sensibilities. So, let’s […]
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Music has the remarkable ability to transport us back in time, evoking memories and emotions associated with specific moments in history. From the swinging sounds of the Roaring Twenties to the rebellious anthems of the 1960s, each decade has its own distinct musical identity that reflects the cultural, social, and political landscape of the time.  In this post we go through the musical time capsules of decades past, exploring the iconic songs, artists, and movements that defined each era!    […]
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Welcome to the enthralling world of Musical Mysteries and Legends, where we delve into the enigmatic tales surrounding famous musicians, albums, and songs. In this exploration, we cut straight to the chase, uncovering the intriguing stories and urban legends that have captured the imagination of music enthusiasts for generations. Join us as we separate fact from fiction and uncover the enduring allure of these musical enigmas.   -Wednesday, June 5th   1.The Curse of the 27 Club: One of the […]
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Music, often considered the universal language, has a profound impact on various aspects of our lives, including culture, emotions, and even our economy. While its cultural significance is undeniable, the economic influence of the music industry extends far beyond entertainment. From creating jobs and driving tourism to fostering innovation and boosting local economies, music plays a significant role in shaping the global economic landscape.   —Tuesday, May 28th    1. Job Creation and Employment The music industry is a major […]
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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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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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