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Buying the most affordable keyboard is not be the best idea, even if you’re a beginner. This article takes a close look at the digital piano market to help you select the best digital piano to get you started — all within $500 or less!  — Junes 17th, 2021 You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on an acoustic piano and keep up with all the maintenance costs that come with it. Today, digital pianos come pretty close to recreating the […]
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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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Auditory stimulation and language development are closely related. Hearing is a window that enables you to stimulate your baby’s speech development in many ways. Listening to music is one of them. The same goes for encouraging children to learn to identify sounds, sing songs, and participate in activities. — May 28th, 2021 Many scientific studies indicate that music undeniably stimulates children positively. One study, in particular, conducted by the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin (USA), concluded that […]
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The connection between music and food has been studied from many angles. Multiple factors influence the way we eat! There are internal factors such as our mood or hormones, and then there are external factors. It turns out that music is one of the most prominent external factors that influence the way we eat! — April 20th, 2021 There is no doubt that music makes us eat differently. Several studies have shown that listening to music while eating is likely […]
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Ranker.com recently released a list ranking the best musicals to ever run on stage! — whether on Broadway, the West End, or in small-town theaters worldwide. If you are a musical theater enthusiast like us, it is a list worth reading! — April 6th, 2021 The greatest musicals combine music, dancing, incredible stories, and a fantastic cast. And according to ranker.com, the best Broadway musicals are a cross-section of classic musicals like Les Miserables or Cats and new favorites like […]
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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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Streaming has become increasingly popular over the last five years. Thus, it is only natural that today, we get countless options of apps and software to listen to music. But, which are indeed the best ones? Below we will share a list of the best music apps for iPhone users.  —  March 17th, 2021 Spotify  The most popular name in music streaming, Spotify has more users around the world than any other service. It recently added podcasts to its collection, […]
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Nickelback once said: “We all just wanna be big rock stars / And live in hilltop houses, driving 15 cars.” But, the reality of stardom is very different. There are many things musicians and artists need to overcome to become famous or “relevant.” The truth is that to make it in music, you need to be prepared for the pitfalls. — March 9th, 2021 Last week “Sound Advice” – a new handbook for aspiring musicians by journalist Rhian Jones and […]
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As we mentioned before, listening to music benefits us individually and collectively. And today, we want to share what research tells us about the power of music to improve our physical, mental, and emotional health. Do you want to find out more? Keep on reading!  — March 5th, 2021 In 2009, archaeologists excavating a cave in southern Germany uncovered a flute carved from a vulture’s wing bone. The delicate artifact is the oldest known musical instrument on earth — indicating […]
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We’ve all heard the “starving artist” cliche. Even though it can be challenging to make a living in the music industry, there are many high-paying music jobs out there! You just need to know where to look… — February 9th, 2021 There are plenty of opportunities in the music industry, and not all of them entail being the one headlining the tours. As you already know, it takes a village (literally) to launch tours, record music, and develop talent. So, […]
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As you know, musicians spend a significant amount of time perfecting their skills. But, top performers practice smart! So, if you want to get ahead, consider learning a few hacks. — February 5th, 2021 Below we will go over a few music psychology hacks to help you master your music: Practice deliberately If you’re stuck while practicing, do not stress about what you are doing wrong. The fact that you’re stuck means you’re trying to get somewhere. Thus, practice deliberately. […]
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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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The New Year is around the corner. So, now is the perfect time to make some musical resolutions!  We know that setting goals for an entire year can be tough, thus here we share a few New Year’s resolutions ideas to get you started. — December 16th,  2020 As a musician, setting goals will give you focus and motivation as you continue to master your craft. Below we share a few resolutions and intentions to help you reach your musical […]
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Music therapy builds better focus, self-control, and social skills in people with ADHD. Plus, it comes with a long list of therapeutical benefits. — December 16th,  2020 Music therapy helps victims of severe brain trauma, children on the autism spectrum, and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. For children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), music therapy bolsters attention and focus, reduces hyperactivity, and strengthens social skills. How does it work?  Music is rhythm, rhythm is structure, and structure is soothing […]
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From traditional tunes to offbeat comedy numbers, we wanted to share this list published on udiscovermusic.com with great songs that will light up all eight nights of your celebrations.  — December 10th,  2020 Every December we’re faced with countless songs about Christmas, from new to traditional tunes performed by the most popular artists. Nonetheless, for those who celebrate Hanukkah, it seems like the options are sorely lacking.  But that is about to change! Below 25 Hanukkah songs to include in your […]
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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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