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Happy New Year! It is that time of the year where we get a fresh start and get to jot down our resolutions for 2020. But, these are not your typical “I will exercise more” and “Eat clean” resolutions… — January 3rd, 2019 Below we will share ten great resolution ideas to fill your year with music! Without further ado, let’s get into it! Tell more people about your favorite music.  Learn to play at least one new song.  Start a […]
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On countless occasions, we have come up with lists of benefits of music and the various advantages of music lessons. However, as a new year is fast approaching, we thought it would be a great idea to highlight 6 of the top benefits of music lessons.  December 30th, 2019 Below why you should include “learning a new instrument” to your child’s 2020 resolutions.   1. It improves academic skills Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, […]
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We listen to thousands of songs throughout our lives, and sometimes it can be hard to remember all the words of your favorite track— especially if you haven’t heard it for a while. Believe it or not, artists go through the same problem with some of their songs; the difference is they have come up with tips and hacks to help them remember!  December 5th, 2019 Below we will share six effective ways to memorize song lyrics much faster: 1 […]
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Not everyone understands or sees the value of learning music theory. But, in reality, music theory is how you can better express yourself through your musical instrument. November 26th, 2019 Perhaps you’ve had a bad experience with music theory in the past. Or maybe the only things that you remember are weird Italian terms, some math and the stern face of your teacher as they tried to teach you, Chopin, when all you wanted to do was learn to play […]
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Many music students struggle with music reading. Even after months of practicing, few children are able to sight-read music in the same way they read a book. But, new research shows, that reading music, and ‘regular’ reading are not that far apart! October 29th, 2019  Katarzyna Julia Leikvoll, defended her PhD thesis in Literacy Studies at the University of Stavanger by conducting research on the differences in how students learn to read text and music. Leikvoll examined how beginner piano […]
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For children and adults alike, learning how to play a musical instrument transforms their life — whether they are practicing as a hobby or choosing to start a career in the music industry. October 23rd, 2019 As you may already know, playing a musical instrument comes with an extensive list of benefits. But, in case you are dubious about picking up the guitar, bass, piano, or even the viola below, we will share with you some of music’s most significant […]
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It does feel quite different once the weather starts changing, and we start feeling the cool breeze of this fresh new season. Amongst the many things this month represents, Halloween is a day many of you have been looking forward to, and with that, a whole new vibe, preparations, and decorations take place. Just like decorations and seasonal traditions, music can be a big part of the special events we celebrate. October 14th, 2019  This month Halloween takes us into […]
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As you know musical instruments are grouped into families based on how they make sounds. But what you may not know is that some instruments do not quite fit into a group — below you will understand why! September 24th, 2019 1. Brass Brass instruments are usually made of brass, hence the name. However, in some cases, they can also be made of other metals. The brass instruments make sounds when air is blown inside; to do so, our lips […]
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We have all been there… Wanting to go on vacation with our musical instrument but not knowing if it will be handled correctly or if it is the best thing to do. Luckily for you, we came across a great list of tips by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. So, keep on reading! September 19th, 2019 1. Check the airline’s hand luggage policy Of course, this applies only to small instruments such as a violin, flute, guitar, and so on. […]
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It is no secret that in the past few years, a significant number of schools have to resign to their music education programs. But, whatever the reason may be, it is essential to reflect on the importance of music.  September 11th, 2019 Music has countless advantages, especially when it comes to education and child development. Below a quick list, created by the National Association of Music Education, with the benefits of having a music education program in our schools. 1. […]
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If you’re taking music lessons for the first time, you’ll quickly find out there is so much more to learn than just the notes! Read on to find out the 5 things you can do to get the most out of your first music lesson. September 6th, 2019 1. Get an instrument! It seems obvious, but having your own instrument to practice at home will make a huge difference in the quality of your music education. If you’re reluctant to buy an […]
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The Violin may seem like an overwhelming musical instrument — but trust us, it is not. You just need to have a little patience, the right motivation, and a few tips to get the most out of each practice. Below a few pointers that our students found useful! August 20, 2019 First things, first! Start by gathering everything you need such as: Violin Bow Shoulder Rest (this is used to hold the violin between your neck and shoulder. Since a […]
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We know that children and music have a good relationship — and science agrees. So, as parents, we want the best for our kids! Below we will help you (and them) choose an instrument that fits their personality while also developing their growth. August 15, 2019 • PianoThe piano is a great starting instrument. It is the perfect match for inquisitive and analytical children.• PercussionIf your child tends to be a little restless, playing percussion could be the ideal fit […]
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What better way to train your brain than with music, as it is not only good for the mind but also for different areas of your life like trust and fitness. Keep on reading to find out more! August 02,2019. Some of the benefits of reading and learning music include: • Reading music helps you better understand the origin of the music you listen to. • Music can ramp up your social life:– It promotes friendships with people with similar […]
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We know that one of the most crucial things for a vocalist is warming up their voice. And like everything in life is always good to prepare, more so when we are talking about vocal cords — you need to take at least 10 min of your day. Here, you will find five simple exercises that will help you keep your voice in excellent condition… So, continue reading! July 19, 2019. 5 Vocal Warm-Ups for Singers: Lip Buzz: It consists […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-08:00

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

2016-10-06T01:19:06-08:00

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

2016-10-06T01:20:25-08:00

- 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

2016-10-06T01:21:23-08:00

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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