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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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Studies are showing that learning to play an instrument can bring significant improvements in your brain. — February 6th, 2020 A growing number of studies show that music lessons in childhood can provide many benefits for the long run, as we age, in the form of an added defense against memory loss, cognitive decline, and diminished ability to distinguish consonants and spoken words. According to neuropsychologist Brenda Hanna­-Pladdy, of Emory University in Atlanta,  the reason is that musical training can […]
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Today we wanted to share a list of 10 great apps for music lovers, built by 280 people who have recommended and endorsed their favorite apps and websites.  — January 31st, 2020 #1 Spotify Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists – all based on your likes and listens. #2 Podcast Republic Podcast Republic is a podcast […]
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Learning to play the piano is neither easy nor difficult to do. From our experience, you need to have a basic understanding of the chords and playing techniques, be patient, and consistent. Nonetheless, many tips and hacks will make the process much more comfortable! — January 21st, 2020 Below the top 10 tips for piano beginners:  Try ear training  Don’t hit the keys, instead let your hands glide over them softly, smoothly.  Maintain a proper rhythm. Memorize the notes and […]
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The music industry has changed at a crazy speed throughout the last couple of decades. So, what should we expect in 2020? Below the 8 trends likely to shape the music industry this year! — January 16th, 2019 The Internet has transformed music in ways we never thought possible, giving the power back to artists and consumers. But how are trends evolving? Where and how will we be able to sell or buy music?  Below, we mention eight trends published […]
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Happy New Year! It is that time of the year where we get a fresh start and get to jot down our resolutions for 2020. But, these are not your typical “I will exercise more” and “Eat clean” resolutions… — January 3rd, 2019 Below we will share ten great resolution ideas to fill your year with music! Without further ado, let’s get into it! Tell more people about your favorite music.  Learn to play at least one new song.  Start a […]
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On countless occasions, we have come up with lists of benefits of music and the various advantages of music lessons. However, as a new year is fast approaching, we thought it would be a great idea to highlight 6 of the top benefits of music lessons.  December 30th, 2019 Below why you should include “learning a new instrument” to your child’s 2020 resolutions.   1. It improves academic skills Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, […]
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Christmas is upon us! So, it is a great time to rediscover all our favorite music. Below a list of the most iconic classical christmas music from traditional carols to obscure gems you may not have heard.  December 23rd, 2019 Visit Youtube and listen to this amazing pieces: 1. Prokofiev – Troika 2. Mendelssohn – Hark The Herald Angels Sing 3. Whitacre – Little Tree 4. Britten – A Ceremony of Carols 5. Bach – Christmas Oratorio 6. André Rieu […]
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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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