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Neurologists at the University of Washington have just developed a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument — no movement required! — August 28, 2017 There are some fantastic examples of how smart electroencephalography (EEG) interfaces can allow people to control everything from drones to prosthetic limbs using their thoughts. A brainwave-reading musical instrument could help empower and rehab patients with motor disabilities. Its creators hope the technology can be used to help enable and rehab patients who have motor disabilities, resulting from stroke, spinal […]
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These days it seems like every artist is creating their own genre. This idea sent us on a search to discover the 12 strangest genre names. Some are legitimate, others…not so much. Either way this list will leave you scratching your head and perhaps find you some new tunes! — August 26, 2017 1. Heaven Trap Slander was the first to use this sub-genre to describe their uplifting sound over 808 beats. But Heaven Trap? C’mon, that’s a stretch. 2. […]
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Fender Musical Instruments Corp, whose electric guitars have powered music from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana, is getting into the software business with an app for guitar lessons. — August 23, 2017 The Scottsdale, Arizona company is launching “Fender Play,” an online system for learning guitar that Chief Executive Officer Andy Mooney, a veteran of Nike and Disney, hopes will cut down on the number of would-be guitarists who give up. He said 45 percent of the company’s guitars sell to […]
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We wanted to share with you an awesome interview we did for Voyage L.A. a few weeks ago.  Learn what Marcos Moscat our founder had to say about music, the school, our teachers, and method. — August 21, 2017 Today we’d like to introduce you to Marcos Moscat. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in […]
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Tired parents will try pretty much anything to get their babies to sleep. But what are the best songs to get your baby to sleep? Read on to find out! — August 17, 2017 Does the type of song, lyrics, or melody make a difference, or will heavy metal work as well as some smooth jazz? Luckily for sleep-deprived parents, like yours truly, researchers have studied the impact of music on babies and sleep. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to agree […]
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Music plays a significant role in the socialization of children and adolescents. Modern music is present almost everywhere, and it is readily available. Research on popular music has explored its effects on schoolwork, social interactions, mood, and behavior. — August 14, 2017 Listening to popular music is considered by society to be a part of growing up.2 Music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom. Some studies have reported that adolescents use […]
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Most parents are probably so focused on just getting their kids to play an instrument that they don’t give much thought to the question: “What’s the right instrument for my child?” — August 7, 2017 Ron Chenoweth is the band and orchestra division manager for Ken Stanton Music, a Georgia-based music education company with nearly 100 teachers providing more than 1,000 lessons every week. Part of Chenoweth’s job includes managing a team that regularly goes into schools to help band directors […]
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It inspires you, it grows your imagination, it nourishes you in places that go beneath words and beneath pictures and images… it’s something that kind of polishes your soul.” — August 3, 2017 In his first book, the harrowing memoir Instrumental, the concert pianist James Rhodes made clear the role that music played in saving his life. For his second book, How to Play the Piano, Rhodes decided to pass on a short-cut to his readers; creating a guide that […]
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Many adults would like to learn to play a musical instrument, but are intimidated by the prospect — where to start? Before you can learn a new musical instrument, you have to pick the instrument. The good news is that in a lot of ways, it’s simpler to pick an instrument as an adult. — August 2, 2017 Here’s How: What kind of music do you like? This seems like an obvious point, but think it through: if you prefer […]
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If you’ve never written lyrics before, it can be overwhelming to imagine where to start. Most times bringing structure and tools into the mix helps delve into lyric writing. — July 27, 2017 Below five clear and simple steps that will help you through the creative process: 1. Start with what you want to say. Get familiar with journaling using your senses. Taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, and movement are descriptors that help bring your listener into an experience of a […]
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“Hollywood’s top composers take viewers inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most beloved and mysterious music genre.” — July 25, 2017 Although it won’t win any prizes for narrative structure, Matt Schrader’s “Score: A Film Music Documentary” spotlights such a rich and fascinating topic — the craft of motion picture scoring — that its mere presence proves a feast for the eyes and ears. The film also offers one key aspect so often missing from documentaries […]
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I once took a bite of fruit that made the crispest sound like a fresh apple. It was a loud crunch. The memory would’ve been good had I actually been eating an apple. But no, it was a banana. Want to hear the rest of the story? Read on! — July 19, 2017 While I don’t exactly remember the flavor of this banana (honestly, it was pretty flavorless), the icky sound from 13 years ago stayed firmly in my mind. […]
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A robot developed by researchers at Georgia Tech has a knack for music that would have made Beethoven jealous. — July 17, 2017 Shimon is a robot that composes and plays his own beats. He uses a process called deep neural learning along with artificial intelligence to decode different genres of music eventually creating his own chimes on the marimba. Dr. Gil Weinberg, the director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, created Shimon nearly 10 years ago, but now […]
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A process-oriented teaching approach to improvisation in music opens new perspectives for education and enhances creativity. — July 14, 2017 Watching musicians perform can be impressive, even more so when they improvise. The performers produce their works in real-time, and while improvising, they manage several processes simultaneously including generating melodic and rhythmic sequences, coordinating performance with other musicians in an ensemble and evaluating internal and external stimuli. All this is done with the overall goal of creating aesthetically appealing music. […]
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Scientists are discovering that certain playlists can boost brain activity and treat anxiety and depression. — July 11, 2017 For many, music is the ultimate motivator. Our favorite songs get us off the couch and onto the crag or the trail. Athletes know music is a performance enhancer, and the science backs them up: Two years ago, a study by researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that subjects who listened to custom playlists were consistently able to generate […]
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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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