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Music Education

Mathematics and music are all about numbers and patterns — and hence are intrinsically related. But you probably already knew that, as it goes back thousands of years to the origins of music and civilization. Numbers help us understand the music’s structure. Some music instructors, like us, can even say that we use math to teach music every day! July 15,2019. In the following paragraph you can see some of the relationships that mathematics have with music Frequency of sound […]
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You are super pumped and sit down to write, or continue writing, a song you have been thinking of and suddenly… nothing! You cannot seem to organize your ideas or come up with worthy material. Do not panic, it happens even to the most talented songwriters. June 5th, 2019 Hence today, we want to share a few incredibly useful tips written by our friends at Lyric Writer’s Workroom to find fresh song ideas when you haven’t got a clue! 1. […]
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Here are some great ideas for you to inspire your children and get them interested in music! June 26th, 2019 1. Read together. 2. Take a listening walk.3. Turn on some gentle music and blow bubbles.4. Color to music with sidewalk chalk.5. Use painter’s tape to create roads and movement pathways.6. Use a hula hoop as a prop for dancing.7. Make a homemade instrument… or two!8. Start your own marching band.  9. Make your own musical water classes.10. Play a Musical Alphabet […]
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School is almost over, and summer vacations are just around the corner! So, we thought it would be the perfect timing to share with you a list of exciting games and activities to enjoy while outside! June 17th, 2019 1. DIY Recycled Musical Instrument This is a crowd pleaser and the perfect way to get everyone to get involve (even if they’re a bit shy). 1. Gather all the plastic bottles and boxes you have laying around the house. 2. […]
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It is no secret that we are genuinely passionate about music. Nonetheless, there are some misconceptions regarding music careers. More often than not, people see it as a hobby — but the truth is there are a plethora of options within the music industry. May 30th, 2019 Below a list compiled by Careersinmusic.com were they thoroughly present a great number of music career options. DJ Alternate Titles: DJ, Deejay, Disc Jockey Job Description: A Club DJ plays songs at a nightclub, bar, […]
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Learning to play the piano as an adult can be intimidating. Most people believe they are too old to start playing a musical instrument. But, you shouldn’t be hesitant! It is never too late. May 21st, 2019 Today, we wanted to share with you a few useful tips to get rid of that ‘stage fright’ and start following your dreams! 1. Find a teacher2. Set goals3. Learn the basics4. Make practicing a priority5. Find music you enjoy playing6. Take it […]
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Chances are that you have the impression that learning to read music is an arduous process that can take years. Well, we have some good news for you: it isn’t! May 8th, 2019 Here’s the deal…if you approach it in the right way, using clever strategies and keeping the process fun, you can be reading music inside of a week. That being said, we wanted to share with you a list of tips posted by our friends at Musical U […]
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We believe sharing is caring, so we decided to share with you a great resource from our friends at Lessonface.com, who created flashcards to help new learners memorize the names of the notes on the staff. April 5th, 2019 Important note: The templates below are made to print easily on home or office printers. They are completely free to use and share (not for re-sale). 1. The original. For piano. Bass and treble clefs with keyboards, and with bonus time […]
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If you teach piano to adults (or teach any instrument, for that matter) consider applying these four strategies for better engaging your students and helping them to learn faster.
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When is it too late to start music lessons? Never. It is never too late to learn something new. To play and enjoy playing music you do not need to start at age 4. However, learning music as an adult is entirely different, and here’s why… March 13th, 2019 1. Adults are more mature than children.  They can understand music theory better in a shorter period of time. 2. Adults can have better muscle control compare to the children. Therefore, technical skills can […]
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Throughout the years we published several articles that explain the benefits of music education and musical instruments for children. Today, we want to make room for singing.
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Put those dull pencils and boring manuscript paper away – Classic FM just published some fun and creative ways of teaching the basics of music, and we are in love! February 1st, 2019 1. Music theory cars Does your young one love all things four-wheeled? Use it to their musical advantage with this car and staff-line matching game. 2. Music theory blooms In this game, flowers, stems and leaves stand for notes, definitions and meanings – match them up and […]
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Music blasts through the hallways of an Elementary School during rehearsals. But if you take a closer look, you won’t find any instruments. What you will see is students tapping away on iPads. January 16th, 2019 Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. […]
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Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves. Listening to music can be therapeutic, encourage creativity, and can also help us become more productive. — January 11th, 2019 Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial to us while we work. Some kinds of music seem to help with learning and improve our ability to process information; while other types help block out distracting background noise. These are the six types of music that will give you […]
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Learning a musical instrument can be fun and rewarding, but perfecting your technique can take years of practice. Although you won’t be able to become a virtuoso overnight, there are several instruments you can pick up in just a few months. — December 28th, 2018 1. SNARE DRUM If you eventually want to play a drum set, you should start with the snare drum. A favorite of marching bands and orchestras around the world, the snare drum is essential to […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-07:00

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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