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Music Education

Music licenses are the primary way artists can receive royalties for their music by giving legal permission to someone who’d like to use their work. There are six types of licenses that someone can use for various purposes; keep reading to find out more! — Wednesday, May 1st Here are the six primary forms of music licenses, along with how they’re used in a practical sense: Synchronization License (Sync License)  This licensing method refers to music that will be used […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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We all know that our body requires fuel to function, and food is fuel! But which foods and beverages can harm your vocal cords, and which ones can help you sing better? Keep on reading! —– Thursday, December 9th Here are some quick tips on food and drinks you should and should not eat before singing. What to Eat & Drink Eating these foods a few hours before your show will help you relax and give your best. Also, a […]
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TV offers fun, exciting, and educational ways for children to encounter music. TV is always a great place to start, whether that means sing-along shows, musical drama, humorous music programs, or on-air lessons for kids who want to learn music basics! —– Wednesday, December 1st Today, we want to share five great television shows that help us teach music to kids while keeping them interested and entertained: Fraggle Rock  This show, called “FR” by its fans, is a joint production […]
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We want to discuss a great article we came across while looking for tips and exercises to keep our vocal cords healthy. Here, Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, voice pathologist and singing voice specialist, shares some exciting tips. So, we wanted to share the most relevant with you to help you take care of one of the most valuable instruments we have: our voice! —  November 9th, 2021 1. Train your voice and body just like an athlete trains their body! Learn […]
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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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