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Discover how melodies, rhythms, and vibrations can promote well-being, reduce stress, and enhance cognitive function. Experience the transformative effects of this captivating union between music and wellness as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing through the power of sound. — Tuesday, April 9th In our modern world, characterized by relentless stress and persistent anxiety, the pursuit of tranquility has become increasingly vital. Amidst the chaos, one often overlooked yet profoundly effective tool for enhancing wellness is music. […]
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Have you ever wondered what the influence of music is on dogs? Discover music’s profound impact on dogs by exploring the fascinating auditory world of our furry friends. Delve into how music affects their behavior, mood, and well-being here. – Friday, April 5th  Dogs, often referred to as man’s best friend, share a unique bond with humans that goes beyond language and culture. Their remarkable sensitivity to sound makes them receptive to the impact of music on their behavior and […]
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Some students naturally grasp rhythm in music class, while others find it challenging to make sense of notes. Is having a knack for music something you’re born with, or can you learn it?  — Tuesday, February 20th  Scientists are still figuring out how our ears work with music, but they’ve uncovered some interesting facts.  In scientific terms, having a “musical ear” is musical aptitude. A study by the University of Helsinki, Finland, examined the musical aptitude of 15 Finnish families, […]
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Are you just starting with the violin? It’s crucial as a beginner to establish a solid foundation upon which to build your skills. Beginning with the violin can feel daunting, and it’s best to take your time learning. Below, we outline three fundamental violin techniques that beginners should master before delving into more advanced concepts. — Thursday, February 15th  Playing the violin is a journey filled with challenges and rewards, and mastering various techniques is essential for becoming a proficient […]
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The music streaming and music artist platform industry is anticipated to achieve a projected market size of $35.10 billion by 2028, highlighting its substantial potential for growth. With ongoing evolution and competition within the industry, let’s delve into five thrilling predictions for what we can anticipate from music streaming services in 2024. — Monday, December 18th 1. Hyper-personalization  One major trend that has grown steadily in recent years is hyper-personalization on music streaming platforms. This trend is expected to become […]
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 During the Christmas season, it’s common to see various Christmas songs making a comeback on the Billboard charts. People get into the festive spirit by streaming and downloading their favorite holiday tunes, leading to the re-entry of popular tracks like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Justin Bieber’s festive hits.  Alongside these modern classics, timeless songs such as “White Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Last Christmas” also find their way back onto the charts. […]
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This guide provides a comprehensive overview of what you need to know before purchasing your first piano. It covers essential factors to consider and explores the different types of pianos available. By the end, you’ll have all the information necessary to choose the perfect piano for your needs and preferences. — Tuesday, November 14th  Things to Consider When Buying Your First Piano Before purchasing your dream piano, it’s important to consider a few factors that will help you make the […]
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Despite the surge of upbeat pop music during the pandemic, there’s something oddly satisfying about playing a sad song and letting the waves of melancholy wash over you. This shared experience poses a fascinating question in the music world: Why do we find pleasure in listening to sad music? — Friday, November 10th  Throughout history, scholars have recognized music’s profound impact on the body and mind. Dating back to ancient times, the Greeks used music to treat illnesses and influence […]
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Brace yourself for an exhilarating journey into the world of drumming! Yes, mastering the drum kit can seem like a daunting task at first. Still, with the correct tracklist, it can become an incredibly rewarding experience. We’re about to reveal the secret sauce that makes certain songs the perfect training ground for fledgling drummers. And that’s not all – we’ve handpicked 10 tailor-made epic songs for those just beginning their rhythmic adventure. So, grab your drumsticks, and let’s dive in! […]
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The top free music-making software allows you to effortlessly record your work in audio and/or MIDI format, eliminating the need for a purchased software license. Moreover, these music platforms often have essential features and tools typically found in professional programs requiring payment. — Tuesday, September 19th We’ve explored and evaluated the top free music-making software for breathing life into your music, whether you’re crafting your debut single or working on your upcoming album. Here’s our selection of the top 5 […]
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If you’re an independent artist seeking to boost your Spotify engagement, it’s essential to understand and utilize effective strategies. In the vast digital music landscape, Spotify is a key platform for artists to grow their fanbase. By understanding the complexities of Spotify and implementing targeted tactics, artists can increase their online presence, earn a loyal audience, and potentially enhance their royalty revenues.  — Thursday, September 7th Here, we share ten tips and tricks to boost engagement and get the most […]
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The renowned American musician Billy Joel once stated that music possesses healing qualities. He described it as a powerful and universal expression of humanity that transcends cultural boundaries, resonating with people from all walks of life.  This profound connection to music has spurred researchers worldwide to explore its therapeutic capabilities. — Friday, August 29th Music profoundly impacts our emotions, thanks to its deep connection with our brains and bodies. Studies have shown that listening to music can increase the production […]
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It is widely agreed that not all songs come easily to individuals. The process of learning a challenging song can be both time-consuming and frustrating. The following five tips are recommended to make learning a difficult song more manageable. Best of luck in your endeavors! — Friday, August 25th 1. Master the Art of Slowing Down  Embarking on a challenging song can be daunting, but fear not! One surefire way to conquer it is by slowing down the tempo. Take […]
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 Research from the University of Southern California reveals music’s positive impact on emotional well-being. Find out how music instills hope, develops skills, and strengthens connections to schools and communities.  — Friday, August 15th According to research conducted by the University of Southern California, music education can positively impact adolescents’ emotional well-being. The study surveyed 120 students from 52 middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District to explore the effects of music on positive youth development. The findings revealed that […]
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Embarking on a musical journey later in life can be a tremendously rewarding experience. If you’re an adult contemplating whether or not to pick up a musical instrument or resume one that you left behind years ago, this article will provide some practical tips and insights to guide you. — Monday, July 31st It’s always possible to start learning music. Here are the top ten tips for adult learners: Embrace your decision: First, acknowledge your choice to learn music as an […]
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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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