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 A new study shows a correlation between happiness and the enjoyment of music. Why? There could be many reasons… — May 22, 2017 A new study out of Australia confirms what we probably already knew: People who dance and go to concerts regularly are pretty happy. While it may seem obvious, comparing happiness and the enjoyment of music can tell us a lot about how music affects us psychologically. Researchers at Deakin University in Victoria analyzed 1,000 interviews with randomly […]
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Emerging research in music therapy has found that the right music can improve medical outcomes for patients. — May 19, 2017 Ruth Stanley, a former Benedictine nun from Minnesota, has been in the vanguard of the new research, and last weekend she led a workshop at the Monastery of Immaculate Conception to help participants find music to heal them. “The power of our music is the power of the human voice,” Stanley said. “There’s great sacredness in that.” In ancient […]
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The right music in a restaurant can make you linger for dessert. The wrong kind will make you leave. — May 16, 2017 Restaurants agonize constantly over ways to eke the most money out of their customers. Dimming lights, deploying seasonal menus, and up-selling (more famously known as “Do you want fries with that?”) are all psychological tricks that many employ—and new research suggests there is another potent strategy to add to the mix. Soundtrack Your Brand, a Spotify-backed music-streaming startup, […]
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The truth is that there’s barely been a moment in history when a new dance hasn’t appalled parents, dramatically widened the generation gap and shocked newspaper editors. Here are seven crazes that caused a genuine fuss. — May 15, 2017 1. Twerking The Oxford English Dictionary defines twerk as a “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.” As an example of how the word is used, it suggests: “Just […]
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YouTube, digital sheet music and apps have long been popular; augmented and virtual reality are likely to further reshape music learning. — May 9, 2017 One of the biggest challenges to traditional music learning is the need for practice. Students must play scales, chords and patterns over and over in hopes of developing muscle memory; for many, it is a daunting and tedious task. Research has shown that individual practice is often not productive because learners receive limited feedback and […]
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John Williams has written hours and hours of music for the Star Wars movies. But which individual bits are the best? We’ve decided! — May 4, 2017 These are inarguably the best musical themes from all the Star Wars films: Finn’s Confession “I’m a stormtrooper. Like all of them, I was taken from a family I’ll never know and was raised to do one thing.” With those words, John Boyega’s Finn sets out his emotional stall in The Force Awakens […]
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“When I walk into a retail establishment, there’s no guarantee I’m going to see the end cap displays or the way a particular line of shirts has been folded. But what I can be certain of is, I’m going to hear what’s happening.” — May 2, 2017 You might not know where, you might not know when, but chances are you’ve heard a playlist that Danny Turner and his team of music designers put together. He’s the senior vice president […]
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Over nearly 80 years, the Disney films have become beloved for their iconic fairy tales, memorable comic-relief sidekicks, terrifying villains, and some of the greatest songs in cinema history. Thus, we have compiled a list of the 10 best songs in animated Disney history. — April 26, 2017 Before we start, there are two things you need to know. First, to avoid overloading the list with songs from only a few films, each movie here could only be represented by a maximum […]
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From coldest gig ever performed to the band who played all seven continents in one year, plenty of massive artists have achieved world records and made history in the Guinness Book Of World Records. — April 24, 2017 1. Eminem The Detroit rapper made a world record this week when ‘Rap God’ earned him the title of Most Words In A Hit Single. The six-minute track contains 1,560 words which means that Eminem is rapping a tongue-twisting 4.28 words per […]
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Bullying is a serious issue facing youth today. Based on concepts of social learning theory and existing music therapy research with adolescents, Dr. Silverman & Shafer provide suggestions of music therapy interventions for both bullies and victims. — April 21, 2017 Bullying is a growing worldwide problem largely affecting school-aged youth and, to date, there is no music therapy literature specific to bullying. As a result, there is no guidance for applying theoretical frameworks or for developing music therapy interventions […]
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Everyone knows how important The Beatles are in the history of music. The Beatles wrote and recorded tons of great songs, but at certain key moments in their career, they took their artistry a step further and created material that truly changed the face of music. That’s what this list is all about. — April 19, 2017 Everyone knows how important the Beatles are in the history of music. Some Stones fans might disagree, but the Fab Four are where […]
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Drawing from both homegrown sounds to sounds that claim no fixed home at all, Latinxs continue to craft some of the most inventive music around. Here are our favorite 2016 releases from Latin America and its broadening diaspora. — April 13, 2017 No mames, 2016. Contrary to last year’s politically charged show, the Latin Grammys responded to Donald Trump’s crushing victory with a mandated silence – broken by indie-pop heroine Carla Morrison, who openly slammed the President-Elect for his xenophobic […]
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Can music improve athletic performance?  Can running faster or working out harder be as simple as boosting the volume on your favorite songs? — April 7, 2017 Costas Karageorghis, author of the book, “Applying Music in Exercise and Sport” has spent 25 years studying music and its effect on the brain. Music can be a stimulant or a sedative, he said.  It can enhance mood, improve muscle control and help the brain build key muscle memories. Here’s how: It uses […]
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Five-year USC study finds significant differences between kids who learned to play instruments and those who didn’t. — April 4, 2017 Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to initial results of a five-year study by USC neuroscientists. The Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at USC began the five-year study in 2012 in partnership with the Los Angeles […]
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We wanted to share with you ‘The Art of Listening’ a film documentary created by Michael Coleman and Emmanuel Moran that brilliantly narrates the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear. It is an “invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in their favorite recordings” – and a must-watch in our list! — March 28, 2017 The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from […]
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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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