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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 as well as 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. We strongly suggest that you practice playing along to the original track as […]
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It is no secret that learning a musical instrument for the first time or perfecting your skills takes time and practice. But, many tips can help you ease the process. Below, we share some of our favorites. — May 18th, 2020 Hack 1: Schedule Sessions We live a high-paced life, where our days are filled with tasks, to-dos, chores, and trying to keep up with our social lives. So, we’ve learned that the only way to overcome this “too busy […]
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We are going through very tough times! And so, in the last weeks, we have talked a lot about the role of music within the pandemic. As a result, scientists and doctors have decided to investigate how music helps us cope with COVID-19  — May 12th, 2020 Today, we want to share with you an article published in Northwestern Medicine. Here, Jessica Pouranfar, a music therapist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, talks about the power of music in times of crisis.  […]
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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 as well as 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. We strongly suggest that you practice playing along to the original track as […]
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The headlines lately have been grim. So, to lift your spirits, USA TODAY (and a few helpers) assembled a list of 100 songs to make you smile and ease your worries — at least for a few minutes. — April 28th, 2020 1. “Happy,” Pharrell (2013): When bad news comes, talking this and that, this song brings the positivity. 2. “Better Be Good to Me,” Tina Turner (1984): If there’s a bad Tina Turner song, we’ve yet to hear it. 3. “Blessed,” Elton John (1995): […]
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People singing from balconies and streaming free concerts during the COVID-19 lockdown are part of a long tradition of using music to fight fear — dating back to the 7th century BC. — April 23rd, 2020 From as early as ancient Egypt, Greece and the Babylonians, music has been a reliable tool for spiritual healing and social bonding for thousands of years amid disease. When plague struck Sparta in the 7th century BC, city leaders petitioned the poet Thaletus to sing […]
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Over the past several weeks, social activity has ground to a standstill due to the spread of the coronavirus. We know it hasn’t been easy, and after several weeks boredom starts to creep in. So, to keep you sane and entertained during these strange times, here’s a list of music-related activities to explore. — April 14th, 2020 1. Learn An Instrument You love live music, right? Well, how about learning to create it yourself? Learning an instrument can help you […]
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We are very happy to announce that starting next week we will begin our Spring Songwriting Challenge! — April 6th, 2020   We are inviting all our students to join the challenge and participate in this exciting opportunity. To participate, students must write an original piece of music! It can be submitted as either a melody, melody with harmony/chords, melody with lyrics, or a full produced track with multiple instrumentation.   The event is open to all ages and will […]
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Music makes life better in so many ways. It elevates mood, reduces stress, and eases pain. Music can even improve workout endurance and increase our enjoyment of challenging activities. But is listening to music the smart choice for students who want to optimize their learning? — March 25th, 2020 Although a lot has been said, it truly depends on the person’s personality. A new study by Manuel Gonzalez of Baruch College and John Aiello of Rutgers University suggests that for […]
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We know these days with the kids home with no school, or extracurricular activities can be tough. But, they can also be a fun way of spending more time with your little ones and taking advantage of the resources you have at home to keep them entertained! — March 19th, 2020 Below we will share fun music activities that are perfect for getting your kids up and moving without bringing down the house: • Freeze Dance Enjoy a game of […]
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The trend of gadgets that rethink how we make music continues to surprise us! Music Fingers is a new device that literally puts music at your fingertips — letting us tap out beats on any surface. — March 10th, 2020 Music Fingers is a clip-like device to put on your finger, sort of like a pulse reader but cooler! It is super simple to use. The clip connects to the Music Fingers App on your smartphone via Bluetooth, where sounds […]
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March is a great month! It usually means a shift towards warmer weather, a break from school, and more importantly, it is a month where we celebrate women across the world!  — March 4th, 2020 Like most spaces, the music industry is a space in which male voices have been systematically privileged over women’s — something that continues to affect artists and listeners alike. Nonetheless, artists like Ariana Grande, Adele, Dua Lipa, and Taylor Swift has been working hard to […]
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The physical and mental benefits of playing music have long been recognized. The piano, in particular, has been an excellent outlet for patients, creative expression, and those seeking a fun, relaxing hobby. But, in recent years, the benefits of playing the piano have only seen more evident— linking piano playing to a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy life. — February 25th, 2020 Below we will go over a few of the newfound, and forever known, benefits of […]
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Sometimes, especially if you are starting in the music world, differentiating a guitar from a bass can be difficult. It is no secret that these two instruments have many things in common. Below we will go over the main differences to help you tell them apart!  — February 19th, 2020 If you are unclear about the difference between bass and guitar, it can be challenging to know which one you want to learn, or which instrument you’re listening to or […]
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It is said that music has healing capabilities and a soothing effect on our emotions as it helps us de-stress, relax, and changes our mood for better. But if you are an expecting mother, or know someone who is, there are many incredible effects of listening to music during pregnancy. — February 10th, 2020 Some of the benefits of listening to music while pregnant not only has a soothing and uplifting effect on expecting mothers but also a positive influence […]
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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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