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Music has always played a pivotal role in audiovisual projects! Whether a film, a short film, a documentary project, or even an ad, music is always present to some degree. Music in audiovisual projects is highly linked with the emotional impact the project intends to deliver. — Thursday, June 10th It doesn’t take much to realize that we have plenty of songs and musical pieces from movies in our minds. Most of them remind us of a specific individual, time […]
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So, while you may lose a lot of life’s pleasures when you become a parent (sleep being chief among them), you can still have good musical taste and cater to your kids’ playlist. We want to share our favorites from an extensive list published by TimeOut to help you on your way and get the kids moving without making your ears bleed! — Friday, May 20th  1. ‘The Rainbow Connection’ by Jim Henson 2. ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong 3. ‘Chugga Chugga […]
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A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge shows that musical tastes shift as we age. Teenage years were defined by “intense” music, then early adulthood by “contemporary” and “mellow” as they search for close relationships increases, with “sophisticated” and “unpretentious” allowing us to project status and family values later in life.  — Tuesday, April 26th  The rise in music consumption over the last 100 years has made what you listen to an important personality trait. For many people, […]
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Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps with a variety of disorders including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, substance abuse and Alzheimer’s disease. It can help with memory, lower blood pressure, improve coping, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and more. You don’t need a background in music to participate. —– Thursday, March 10th Music therapy may help you psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, cognitively and socially. A short list of benefits includes: Lowering blood pressure. Improving memory. Enhanced communication and social skills through […]
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Music affects dogs’ behavior. And according to a recent study conducted by the University of Glascow, dogs appear to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres of music. Continue reading to find out why! —– Friday, February 22nd The Scottish SPCA and the University of Glasgow have published a paper which suggests music affects dogs’ behaviour. Within the study, researchers played a variety of music to dogs and assessed physiological and behavioural changes. Professor Neil Evans, in charge of […]
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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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Valentine’s Day is all about letting others know how much you care. Whether that means your boyfriend, wife, your significant other, friends, or family — they all deserve to feel a little extra love on February 14th. So here’s a playlist for every type of love! —– Friday, February 11th Here are some of the greatest love songs; tracks that are perfect for Valentine’s Day! 1. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” covered by Haley Reinhart 2. “A Moment Like This” […]
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Flying with your musical instrument should be a smooth affair. Read these handy tips from the Incorporated Society of Musicians to prepare for your flight! —– Monday, December 22nd 1. Check the airline’s hand luggage policy Before flying, check the airline’s policy on hand luggage, and where possible, try to get written confirmation that you can take your instrument on board. 2. Pack your instrument in a hard case Even if you’re taking it as hand luggage, flimsy instrument bags […]
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Do you use songs to help you fall asleep? It is said that music directly affects our nervous system, which allows our bodies to prepare for a good night’s sleep. Listening to relaxing music before going to bed has been proven to affect our bodies positively. It can help us fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and wake up less throughout the night. —– Monday, December 13th Around 62% of the general population use music as a means to help them […]
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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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Earlier this month, we shared our Thanksgiving playlist with you. But today, we came across this new playlist put together by Time Out, with a whole different spin: giving thanks! As you know, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what makes us feel grateful, which is precisely what each of these “oldie but goodie” Thanksgiving songs will help you do.  —– Wednesday, November 24th  So in a quest to provide the perfect playlist for your big feast, Time Out, […]
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Like a spellchecker or photo editing software can save us from our mistakes, the audio program Auto-Tune can correct a singer’s wrong notes and wavering pitch. —– Friday, November 19th  Although the program is best known for the robotic vocal style that has dominated pop radio in recent years, Auto-Tune is widely used in the studio and at concerts to make artists’ sound pitch-perfect. But, the beauty of this software is that artists don’t have to sing, take after take, […]
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There is an unlimited amount of music genres in today’s world. But we can pin down the top ten genres by music album consumption in the United States in 2020. —  November 4th, 2021 1. Hip Hop/Rap  Rap has ruled the last 10 years of music. It seems an unstoppable force, with hip hop becoming the most popular genre in the country with 12.01% of album consumption.  2. Techno  Techno has also been a dominant genre of music in the […]
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Choosing a Halloween costume is like choosing a new identity! For one spooky night you get to dress up and be whoever you want. And what’s more fun than pretending to be a rockstar musician? Beyoncé, Britney Spears, or Justin Bieber are all great ideas. But going back in time can be really exciting too — especially when it comes to paying homage to an iconic singer.  —  October 25th, 2021 Today we want to share 10 iconic musicians you should dress as […]
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There’s a reason mothers softly sing to their babies, and it’s not because their grandmother told them to. It’s because they work! Yes, lullabies are scientifically proven to work. But, have you stopped to wonder why? In this post, we’ll shed some light on the subject! —  October 15th, 2021 A new study by Marieve Corbeil, a doctoral candidate at Université de Montréal, has confirmed something parents and caretakers have known intuitively for thousands of years: lullabies are the best way […]
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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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