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So, while you may lose a lot of life’s pleasures when you become a parent (sleep being chief among them), you can still have good musical taste and cater to your kids’ playlist. We want to share our favorites from an extensive list published by TimeOut to help you on your way and get the kids moving without making your ears bleed! — Friday, May 20th  1. ‘The Rainbow Connection’ by Jim Henson 2. ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong 3. ‘Chugga Chugga […]
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The piano is a very popular instrument to learn, and its versatility allows for a range of music to be played, from classical to rock, for beginners and professionals alike. So,  if you are looking to learn new songs or are just starting with your piano lessons, here’s a list of some easy-to-learn pop songs from across the decades!  — Tuesday, May 10th    1. Yesterday – The Beatles 2. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley 3. Don’t […]
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means you’re probably looking for a sweet way to show your mom a little extra love. Whether you’re looking for a playlist for Mother’s Day brunch or need some inspiration for your card, we’ve got you covered! Here, are a number of popular hits dedicated to moms.  — Friday, May 6th  “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift  “Mother” by Kacey Musgraves  “The Wish” by Bruce Springsteen  “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood  “Mama […]
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A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge shows that musical tastes shift as we age. Teenage years were defined by “intense” music, then early adulthood by “contemporary” and “mellow” as they search for close relationships increases, with “sophisticated” and “unpretentious” allowing us to project status and family values later in life.  — Tuesday, April 26th  The rise in music consumption over the last 100 years has made what you listen to an important personality trait. For many people, […]
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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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Music therapy is a type of therapy that intertwines music with its therapeutic techniques. Music therapy is proven to help people with Down Syndrome to improve with social and communication skills, coordination skills, and learning skills. Today, we’ll share a bit more information on how music therapy enhances the life of people with special needs.  — Tuesday, April 22nd  Research supports evidence that shows that music therapy helps to benefit:  • Social and Communication Skills Some of the ways it helps people […]
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You need to go through six crucial stages to learn a song truly. From learning lyrics to total ownership of the piece! Today, we’ll go over these six stages with you for easy understanding.  — Tuesday, April 12th    1) Learning lyrics, melody, phrasing, and structure In other words, learning “when” and “what” to sing to get through the song from start to finish successfully. Even if one has to think about it. 2) Internalizing lyrics, melody, phrasing, and structure. Once one […]
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We are thrilled to announce that the “Spring Songwriting Challenge” is back! We invite all our students to join the challenge and participate in this exciting opportunity. To participate, students must write an original piece of music, which can be submitted as either a melody, melody with harmony/chords, melody with lyrics, or a fully produced track with multiple instrumentations.   The event is open to all ages and will be divided into three different age groups. Each group will have […]
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The best pop songs of all time are catchiest, chart-topping, downright most popular hits that’ll have you singing at the top of your lungs! But, of course, this list includes only 21st-century hits —  these are the songs that no millennial or Gen Z music fan can get enough of. Let’s see how many do you know by heart. — Thursday, April 7th 1. ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ by Beyoncé 2. ‘Umbrella’ by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 3. […]
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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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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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