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Music Education

How often should a student be practicing? It is a common question we receive from parents and older students alike. And while there is no definitive answer, practice is a crucial part of the music educational journey. So, please keep reading to find out what we recommend! — February 25th, 2021 All students should practice at least five-six days a week. How long each daily session is, depends on the child’s age. Typically speaking, young children, ages 3 and 4, […]
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Many student musicians wonder if memorizing music is essential. For those who want to excel as performers, the answer is always yes! Continue reading to learn why… — February 17th, 2021 Memorizing music gives you more artistic freedom, helps your performance technique, and encourages you to master improvisation skills. Plus, studies show that audiences prefer listening to musicians who’ve memorized a piece.  So, if you want to learn to memorize music effectively, preparation is vital! The following tips will help […]
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Learning to read music is like learning to read any other language. It might seem hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier. So, we thought we could share three hacks to get you started! — January 27th, 2021 Think of the notes as the letters, the measures as the words, the phrases as the sentences, and so forth. Learning to read music really does open up a whole new world to explore. So, […]
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If your child is between 5-9 years old and loves music, many books will hit the high notes! Below, we will share some of our favorite titles. — January 19th, 2021 Whether your children are string lovers or percussion fans, song-singers or music lovers in general, we have a list of 10 great books that are worth checking out: • Zoogie Boogie Fever! An Animal Dance Book A picture book illustrated by the celebrated watercolorist Sujean Rim is an excellent title […]
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Music theory is a complex and extensive subject. So, it is best to learn the basics before diving into advanced music theory. The building blocks for music composition include harmony, melody, and rhythm. — January 14th,  2021 Understanding three core concepts harmony, melody, and rhythm will help you learn the basics of music theory. Thus, let’s get started! What is harmony? Harmony is when multiple notes or voices play simultaneously to produce a new sound. The combined sounds in harmonies […]
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 The ukulele has become a hugely popular instrument in recent years. The reason that the ukulele is so popular is that it is one of the easiest instruments to learn how to play. So read on as we look at these 3 easy-to-play ukulele songs that you can learn in no time. — January 8th,  2021 1. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd The first song is one of the most popular ukulele songs out there! It is considered to […]
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Music theory has always had a slight whiff of the uncool about it. However, this bad rep is entirely unjustified. Regardless of whether you’re a composer, songwriter, producer or DJ, reinforcing your musical knowledge (or talent) with music theory can have a profound effect on the quality of your work! — October 21st, 2020 Today, we’re going to highlight five of the most practical theory-based tips that can help kickstart your creative process the next time your inspiration well runs […]
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More often than not, our busy lifestyle gets in the way, and we have little to no time to practice our music. But, every good musician will say that to master an instrument, you must practice A LOT. So below, we will share a few tips that will help you maximize your practice time!  — August 19th, 2020 1. Set Your Environment It is always a good idea to set the environment for your practice, especially if you get easily […]
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The piano is a very popular instrument and is relatively simple to learn. However, memorizing piano notes can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Below we will share a few tips and tricks that will help you remember piano keys and notes. — August 14th, 2020 Whether you’re studying how to read music or learning to play by ear, there are several ways to remember piano keys and notes: Use Mnemonic Devices A mnemonic, also known as a memory aid, is […]
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Study after study shows that playing music is extraordinarily beneficial to children – something that we have talked about in many other blog posts. But, today, we want to focus on apps that focus on music education, and that can come in handy this summer at home.  — July 7th, 2020 These apps that we will share today can engage kids of all ages in learning everything from playing an instrument to composition and music theory. And while these will […]
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According to recent statistics, there are one billion active users on Instagram— that is roughly 13-14% of the world’s population. Thus, without a doubt, this makes Instagram a great social platform to grow your fanbase. But it also means the market is heavily saturated. — June 29th, 2020 In this post, we will talk about a few useful tips and tricks to make your Instagram profile stand out and captivate your audience:  1. Craft a good Bio Instagram has a […]
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Stress has become an epidemic in our modern-day world. Stress is also extremely harmful to our bodies and minds and regularly leads to severe conditions, such as anxiety and depression. But, music can help us cope with high levels of stress, helping you become a happier version of yourself.  — June 24th, 2020 Below some ways in which you can incorporate music to your day to relieve stress: • Music & Meditation Meditation is well known for being one of […]
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Although we genuinely believe there are no “easy” or “hard” musical instruments, some instruments indeed require more experience. Today we will share 5 instruments that you should probably put off learning for later until you have a more extensive musical knowledge. — June 11th, 2020 In no particular order, here are the 5 “hardest” instruments to learn how to play: • Organ One of the most iconic instruments is also one of the most complex ones. The organ is perhaps […]
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It is no secret that learning a musical instrument for the first time or perfecting your skills takes time and practice. But, many tips can help you ease the process. Below, we share some of our favorites. — May 18th, 2020 Hack 1: Schedule Sessions We live a high-paced life, where our days are filled with tasks, to-dos, chores, and trying to keep up with our social lives. So, we’ve learned that the only way to overcome this “too busy […]
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We are very happy to announce that starting next week we will begin our Spring Songwriting Challenge! — April 6th, 2020   We are inviting all our students to join the challenge and participate in this exciting opportunity. To participate, students must write an original piece of music! It can be submitted as either a melody, melody with harmony/chords, melody with lyrics, or a full produced track with multiple instrumentation.   The event is open to all ages and will […]
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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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