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Music Education

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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The world is filled with different types of Music because it is filled with different kinds of people. But, have you ever wondered how many music genres and styles are there? —  October 1st, 2021 A complete list of musical genres worldwide is nearly impossible to create because there is no universally accepted way of categorizing types of Music. Nevertheless, these are the top recorded music genres in the world: Classical Country Electronic dance music (EDM) Hip-hop Indie rock Jazz […]
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Learning music theory is not always easy, especially when you have words you cannot remember. But, once you get the hang of specific terms, your music theory learning journey will be smooth as silk! — August 26th, 2021 Musicradar.com published a Music Theory Glossary with the essential terms, and so we took the liberty of choosing ten terms we believe are indispensable when learning music theory for the first time.  1. Ascending Rising in pitch or going up the piano keyboard […]
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Studies suggest that listening to classical music can improve your hearing, spatial reasoning skills, and even general intelligence. But is there any truth in the ‘Mozart Effect’? And can it make your baby smarter? Below, we’ll share different views based on scientific studies.  — August 2nd, 2021 First things first, what is the ‘Mozart Effect’? The ‘Mozart Effect’ was first reported in 1993 by scientists at the University of California, who asked individuals to listen to Mozart’s sonata for two […]
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Learning to play the drums is no easy task. It is one of the musical instruments that require more discipline, commitment, and overall patience. The truth is, there are no shortcuts if you want to become an exceptional drummer! Nevertheless, specific tips of what (and how) you should practice can go a long way.   — July 29th, 2021 Today we want to share some very effective ways to practice and learn to play drums, as explained by Marc Dicciani, a […]
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Learning to improvise is a long-term mission that will push you to your musical limits! You’ll need to be armed with some tips, hacks, and strategies to make sure you are continually improving.  — June 8th, 2021 Know the basics Before you can make use of any tactical tips, you need to have covered the basics. There is no point in learning shortcuts and accelerators if you do not have the fundamentals.  Begin with learning the basics of improvisation and […]
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When a composer writes a symphony or song, they break down the piece of music into more manageable subdivisions. The smallest of those subdivisions are known as musical measures or musical bars. Below we’ll talk a bit about those measures what they are important, how to read them, and more! — June 7th, 2021 When a musician writes a symphony or song, they break down the music into more manageable subclasses. The smallest of those subdivisions are called musical measures […]
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If you want to have a career as a successful musician, you need to be willing to put in the time and effort it demands! Whether you’ve been playing your chosen instrument for years, or you’re just getting started, there is always room for improvement. So if you want to become a pro or are looking to develop your skills, this post is for you! — May 18th, 2021 Below we share some handy tips and tricks to help you […]
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Knowing how to care for your instrument correctly is essential if you want it to last. There are many things to consider, and a few changes or add-ons to your daily routine can go a long way.   — May 13th, 2021 Below we will share a few tips to consider when handling and caring for your musical instrument:  1. Clean your instrument correctly A key aspect of caring for your instrument is keeping it clean. So, before you play, make […]
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A perfectly trained ear is one of the most significant assets you can have as a musician or artist. Yet, many musicians don’t take the time to develop their ear! Instead, they rely on other abilities such as technical proficiency, experience, and gear. But, you’ll feel a lot more confident if you don’t have to rely on them.  — May 6th, 2021 Below we will share three exercises that can help you train and develop your ear. But, first thing’s […]
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Studies show that listening to music can help your baby talk sooner as auditory stimulation and language development are directly related. Plus, music is beneficial for your child even before birth and much more after being born. Keep reading to find out more! — April 30th, 2021 Many scientific studies show that music stimulates children positively. One of these, carried out by the psychology department at the University of Wisconsin (USA), resolved that music learning and language development work using […]
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Reading music is a learned skill. A great way of quickly learning the names of each staff’s lines and spaces and the notes they represent when playing the piano is through mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device, or memory device, is any learning technique that aids information retention or retrieval in human memory. — April 15th, 2021 Below we share some handy mnemonics for piano notes. Keep in mind these mnemonics start on the bottom line of each staff and go up: […]
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Cari Cole, CEO/Founder of CCVM: Label w/o Walls, singer/songwriter, and celebrity vocal coach of Grammy winners, recently published a list of tips and hacks for singers. It is designed to help artists get their vocal cords ready before a performance, and many renowned artists swear by it! — March 29th, 2021 The three-day rule is Cari’s magic formula, one she has used with clients over the past three decades. It’s a list of the dos and don’ts you should follow […]
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2020 brought a new normal, and with it came the eLearning boom for virtually every thinkable subject — including music! — March 23rd, 2021 Today, children and adults alike have the option of learning from an app, a pre-recorded online lesson, an online group course, or a one-on-one Zoom lesson with a music teacher. It’s all available!  And, while we are not saying online lessons will replace the classroom, there a surprising number of benefits, including:  Time-Tabling  With eLearning, you […]
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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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