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Learning to play a musical instrument has many advantages – building your confidence, improving your memory, or broadening your social circle. Here are some reasons you should consider taking up a musical instrument. — Wednesday, March 31st  1. Playing an instrument makes you smarter! Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in children and adults. Consequently, we can say that learning to play an instrument stimulates the brain, improving functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills. […]
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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 and 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 and practicing it on your […]
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We know almost every music theory teacher (and student) has his or her mnemonic to remember the order of the notes on a staff. Today, we want to share a few more that you can use to help keep things straight! —– Tuesday, March 22nd Let’s dive right into it! Notes found on the lines of the treble staff, starting with the first line and moving up to the top (fifth) line read E, G, B, D, and F, or: […]
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Many talented songwriters use these six techniques to write memorable songs. Thus, if songwriting is something you are passionate about, keep reading! —– Wednesday, March 16th Here, we share six practical tips when composing new music and lyrics: 1. Compose a catchy melody Millions of songs share the same three- and four-chord progressions. And, more often than not, that is why a melody gets stuck in our heads. Successful melodies usually move in stepwise motion (up or down either a […]
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Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps with a variety of disorders including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, substance abuse and Alzheimer’s disease. It can help with memory, lower blood pressure, improve coping, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and more. You don’t need a background in music to participate. —– Thursday, March 10th Music therapy may help you psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, cognitively and socially. A short list of benefits includes: Lowering blood pressure. Improving memory. Enhanced communication and social skills through […]
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Music affects dogs’ behavior. And according to a recent study conducted by the University of Glascow, dogs appear to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres of music. Continue reading to find out why! —– Friday, February 22nd The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have published a paper which suggests music affects dogs’ behaviour. Within the study, researchers played a variety of music to dogs and assessed physiological and behavioural changes. Professor Neil Evans, in charge of […]
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As we slowly re-group and get back to our routine, we want to share some valuable tips to make the best out of your practice time! These tips are helpful for anyone who plays an instrument or sings. —– Friday, February 16th 1. Find somewhere quiet  Practicing in a quiet place will prevent you from surrendering to all sorts of distractions, but creating a particular practice area, whether it’s a specific room or just a corner of the living room, […]
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Valentine’s Day is all about letting others know how much you care. Whether that means your boyfriend, wife, your significant other, friends, or family — they all deserve to feel a little extra love on February 14th. So here’s a playlist for every type of love! —– Friday, February 11th Here are some of the greatest love songs; tracks that are perfect for Valentine’s Day! 1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” covered by Haley Reinhart 2. “A Moment Like This” […]
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Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us make sense of its real emotional and social power. —– Friday, February 4th Music affects us in ways that other sounds don’t, and for years now, scientists have been wondering why. Now they are finally beginning to find some answers. Using fMRI technology, they’re discovering why music can inspire such powerful feelings and bind us so tightly to other people. “Music affects deep emotional centers in the brain, “ says […]
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With all the benefits that music offers, it’s no wonder that parents want to introduce their kids to music as early as possible. But, depending on the children’s age, fostering their love for music might not be as easy as you would think! So, today, we want to share a few tips on how to get youngsters interested in music.  —– Tuesday, January 18th Here are a few pointers and tips to get your children interested in music: 1. Bring […]
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The myth that you need to pursue music lessons early in life has kept many people from exploring their musical skills. The good news is that it’s never too late to learn! Here, we share some of the easiest-to-learn instruments (ford adults.) —– Tuesday, January 18th We often get asked: what is the easiest instrument to play? And the truth is there is no straight answer. It varies based on your skill level, background, and preferences. Nonetheless, if you want […]
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Have you found yourself confused by the technical terms used when talking about singing? Or have you heard a singer or coach use a unique technique and not know the name? Today, we’ll share six standard technical terms to familiarize yourself.  —– Friday, January 14th 1. Belting Belting is a compelling way of singing, using the chest register to create a raw, down-to-earth sound. Nevertheless, it is easy to get carried away and force the sound out from the chest […]
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Here are five essential music production tips every amateur should know. If you are starting as a music producer or are interested in music production, these hacks will give you a jump start and a better idea of where you need to start in the music business. —– Monday, December 28th 1. Basic but essential gear As you know, we need to have some gear to get started in music and production. Of course, everybody will tell you that the […]
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Flying with your musical instrument should be a smooth affair. Read these handy tips from the Incorporated Society of Musicians to prepare for your flight! —– Monday, December 22nd 1. Check the airline’s hand luggage policy Before flying, check the airline’s policy on hand luggage, and where possible, try to get written confirmation that you can take your instrument on board. 2. Pack your instrument in a hard case Even if you’re taking it as hand luggage, flimsy instrument bags […]
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Do you use songs to help you fall asleep? It is said that music directly affects our nervous system, which allows our bodies to prepare for a good night’s sleep. Listening to relaxing music before going to bed has been proven to affect our bodies positively. It can help us fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and wake up less throughout the night. —– Monday, December 13th Around 62% of the general population use music as a means to help them […]
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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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