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Scottish research conducted at Heriot-Watt University has found that playing an instrument can stave off aging. The study adds weight to campaigns by performers, such as violinist Nicola Benedetti, that musical education can have a lifelong effect on school children. November 6th, 2019 The study found that “learning and playing a musical instrument may be associated with cognitive differences in older age.”  Sixty people aged 60 to 88 years old, half of whom played music, were recruited from around Edinburgh […]
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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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Your baby’s sleep deserves the best lullabies that music has to offer! So we thought it would be cool to share Billboard’s all-time greatest nursery rhymes. Within this list, you’ll find everything from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “Rock A Bye Baby”  to soothing tracks by artists like the Beatles.  October 15, 2019   Without further ado, below the top 10 lullabies for babies: #10 “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” #9 “Clair De Lune” #8 “Moon River” #7 Sarah McLachlan […]
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Music and yoga are both considered as parts of alternative medicine. Individually, the two have many health and mental benefits. It stands to reason then that combining music and yoga can create limitless possibilities of healing, wellness, and peace. Below we explain why! October 11th, 2019 Although yoga can be practiced in silence, its effects can be magnified if it is paired with pleasant music. Here are a few ways on how music can enhance our yoga experience: • Music […]
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Enjoying a meal while listening to a melodious track, can be a wonderful experience. However, jamming to loud music can result in unhealthy eating choices — and it could potentially affect our waistlines.  September 30th, 2019 In a recent study conducted by Dipayan Biswas, PhD, marketing professor at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, researchers found that diners made very different food choices based on the music they could hear. Volume is proven to impact heart rate and […]
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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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We know music has plenty of benefits such as helping us concentrate or allowing us to remember things faster. However, up until recent years, we did not know that music can actually help us heal. Recent studies found that music therapy can calm anxiety, ease pain, and provide a pleasant diversion during chemotherapy or a hospital stay. August 28th, 2019 It’s almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t feel a strong connection to music. Even if you can’t carry a […]
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These Songs Of Summer 2019 Will Bring The Fire To Your Playlist. August, 7 2019. Summer is here! And everyone knows that every summer has its own soundtrack. So, the race for ‘song of the summer’ is officially underway. Below a list of the most popular hits to include to your ‘I love Summer Playlist’: •Lewis Capaldi “Hold Me While You Wait”• Stormzy “Vossi Bop”• DJ Khaled feat. SZA “Just Us”• Lil Nas X “Panini”• Charli XCX feat. Lizzo “Blame […]
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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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Whether your child listens to ‘Baby Shark’ or ‘Baby Mozart’, music is something children naturally love. However, it is much more than just entertainment, music can help boost your children’s development. Junes 13th, 2018 Below we mention ten of the greatest ways in which music helps your child’s development: 1. Music boosts language and literacy 2. Music improves communication skills 3. Music enhances physical and cognitive development 4. Music helps character development 5. Music helps cultivate social skills 6. Music […]
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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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Proper composing requires hard work, time, and commitment. Nonetheless, it is broadly misinterpreted by even the most talented musicians. Thus, today we wanted to share a great post that shines some light on what it means (or doesn’t) to compose music.
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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

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

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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