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Reading music is a learned skill. A great way of quickly learning the names of each staff’s lines and spaces and the notes they represent when playing the piano is through mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device, or memory device, is any learning technique that aids information retention or retrieval in human memory. — April 15th, 2021 Below we share some handy mnemonics for piano notes. Keep in mind these mnemonics start on the bottom line of each staff and go up: […]
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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 well as […]
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Ranker.com recently released a list ranking the best musicals to ever run on stage! — whether on Broadway, the West End, or in small-town theaters worldwide. If you are a musical theater enthusiast like us, it is a list worth reading! — April 6th, 2021 The greatest musicals combine music, dancing, incredible stories, and a fantastic cast. And according to ranker.com, the best Broadway musicals are a cross-section of classic musicals like Les Miserables or Cats and new favorites like […]
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Cari Cole, CEO/Founder of CCVM: Label w/o Walls, singer/songwriter, and celebrity vocal coach of Grammy winners, recently published a list of tips and hacks for singers. It is designed to help artists get their vocal cords ready before a performance, and many renowned artists swear by it! — March 29th, 2021 The three-day rule is Cari’s magic formula, one she has used with clients over the past three decades. It’s a list of the dos and don’ts you should follow […]
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2020 brought a new normal, and with it came the eLearning boom for virtually every thinkable subject — including music! — March 23rd, 2021 Today, children and adults alike have the option of learning from an app, a pre-recorded online lesson, an online group course, or a one-on-one Zoom lesson with a music teacher. It’s all available!  And, while we are not saying online lessons will replace the classroom, there a surprising number of benefits, including:  Time-Tabling  With eLearning, you […]
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Streaming has become increasingly popular over the last five years. Thus, it is only natural that today, we get countless options of apps and software to listen to music. But, which are indeed the best ones? Below we will share a list of the best music apps for iPhone users.  —  March 17th, 2021 Spotify  The most popular name in music streaming, Spotify has more users around the world than any other service. It recently added podcasts to its collection, […]
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Nickelback once said: “We all just wanna be big rock stars / And live in hilltop houses, driving 15 cars.” But, the reality of stardom is very different. There are many things musicians and artists need to overcome to become famous or “relevant.” The truth is that to make it in music, you need to be prepared for the pitfalls. — March 9th, 2021 Last week “Sound Advice” – a new handbook for aspiring musicians by journalist Rhian Jones and […]
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As we mentioned before, listening to music benefits us individually and collectively. And today, we want to share what research tells us about the power of music to improve our physical, mental, and emotional health. Do you want to find out more? Keep on reading!  — March 5th, 2021 In 2009, archaeologists excavating a cave in southern Germany uncovered a flute carved from a vulture’s wing bone. The delicate artifact is the oldest known musical instrument on earth — indicating […]
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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 well as […]
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How often should a student be practicing? It is a common question we receive from parents and older students alike. And while there is no definitive answer, practice is a crucial part of the music educational journey. So, please keep reading to find out what we recommend! — February 25th, 2021 All students should practice at least five-six days a week. How long each daily session is, depends on the child’s age. Typically speaking, young children, ages 3 and 4, […]
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Many student musicians wonder if memorizing music is essential. For those who want to excel as performers, the answer is always yes! Continue reading to learn why… — February 17th, 2021 Memorizing music gives you more artistic freedom, helps your performance technique, and encourages you to master improvisation skills. Plus, studies show that audiences prefer listening to musicians who’ve memorized a piece.  So, if you want to learn to memorize music effectively, preparation is vital! The following tips will help […]
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Hello everyone! We are officially in February, and as we all know, one of the most celebrated events coming up this month is Valentine’s Day.  Although Valentine’s Day is not officially a public holiday, it is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of love and friendship. From greeting cards and flowers to gifts and sweets, the spirit of Valentine’s fills our surroundings with red, pink, and white. Thus, we wanted to take the time to thank you for […]
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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 well as […]
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We’ve all heard the “starving artist” cliche. Even though it can be challenging to make a living in the music industry, there are many high-paying music jobs out there! You just need to know where to look… — February 9th, 2021 There are plenty of opportunities in the music industry, and not all of them entail being the one headlining the tours. As you already know, it takes a village (literally) to launch tours, record music, and develop talent. So, […]
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As you know, musicians spend a significant amount of time perfecting their skills. But, top performers practice smart! So, if you want to get ahead, consider learning a few hacks. — February 5th, 2021 Below we will go over a few music psychology hacks to help you master your music: Practice deliberately If you’re stuck while practicing, do not stress about what you are doing wrong. The fact that you’re stuck means you’re trying to get somewhere. Thus, practice deliberately. […]
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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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