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Emerging research in music therapy has found that the right music can improve medical outcomes for patients. — May 19, 2017 Ruth Stanley, a former Benedictine nun from Minnesota, has been in the vanguard of the new research, and last weekend she led a workshop at the Monastery of Immaculate Conception to help participants find music to heal them. “The power of our music is the power of the human voice,” Stanley said. “There’s great sacredness in that.” In ancient […]
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The right music in a restaurant can make you linger for dessert. The wrong kind will make you leave. — May 16, 2017 Restaurants agonize constantly over ways to eke the most money out of their customers. Dimming lights, deploying seasonal menus, and up-selling (more famously known as “Do you want fries with that?”) are all psychological tricks that many employ—and new research suggests there is another potent strategy to add to the mix. Soundtrack Your Brand, a Spotify-backed music-streaming startup, […]
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The truth is that there’s barely been a moment in history when a new dance hasn’t appalled parents, dramatically widened the generation gap and shocked newspaper editors. Here are seven crazes that caused a genuine fuss. — May 15, 2017 1. Twerking The Oxford English Dictionary defines twerk as a “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.” As an example of how the word is used, it suggests: “Just […]
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“When I walk into a retail establishment, there’s no guarantee I’m going to see the end cap displays or the way a particular line of shirts has been folded. But what I can be certain of is, I’m going to hear what’s happening.” — May 2, 2017 You might not know where, you might not know when, but chances are you’ve heard a playlist that Danny Turner and his team of music designers put together. He’s the senior vice president […]
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Over nearly 80 years, the Disney films have become beloved for their iconic fairy tales, memorable comic-relief sidekicks, terrifying villains, and some of the greatest songs in cinema history. Thus, we have compiled a list of the 10 best songs in animated Disney history. — April 26, 2017 Before we start, there are two things you need to know. First, to avoid overloading the list with songs from only a few films, each movie here could only be represented by a maximum […]
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Bullying is a serious issue facing youth today. Based on concepts of social learning theory and existing music therapy research with adolescents, Dr. Silverman & Shafer provide suggestions of music therapy interventions for both bullies and victims. — April 21, 2017 Bullying is a growing worldwide problem largely affecting school-aged youth and, to date, there is no music therapy literature specific to bullying. As a result, there is no guidance for applying theoretical frameworks or for developing music therapy interventions […]
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Drawing from both homegrown sounds to sounds that claim no fixed home at all, Latinxs continue to craft some of the most inventive music around. Here are our favorite 2016 releases from Latin America and its broadening diaspora. — April 13, 2017 No mames, 2016. Contrary to last year’s politically charged show, the Latin Grammys responded to Donald Trump’s crushing victory with a mandated silence – broken by indie-pop heroine Carla Morrison, who openly slammed the President-Elect for his xenophobic […]
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Can music improve athletic performance?  Can running faster or working out harder be as simple as boosting the volume on your favorite songs? — April 7, 2017 Costas Karageorghis, author of the book, “Applying Music in Exercise and Sport” has spent 25 years studying music and its effect on the brain. Music can be a stimulant or a sedative, he said.  It can enhance mood, improve muscle control and help the brain build key muscle memories. Here’s how: It uses […]
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We wanted to share with you ‘The Art of Listening’ a film documentary created by Michael Coleman and Emmanuel Moran that brilliantly narrates the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear. It is an “invitation for music fans to rediscover the intricacies and details available in their favorite recordings” – and a must-watch in our list! — March 28, 2017 The Art of Listening is a documentary film about the journey music takes to reach a listener’s ear, from […]
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Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone’s mistake becomes a classical pop song. Today in honor of the first day of spring, we want to quote Frank Sinatra by saying: “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.” If you did not catch Ol’ Blue Eye’s mistake, you must read the explanation and find out what other ‘errors’ have become ‘Hit Songs.’ — March 20, 2017 […]
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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  — March 17, 2017 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re celebrating Ireland today, chances are good you’re turning to killer Irish music instead of soda bread and steamed cabbage. And if you’re making an Irish pride playlist, there’s a high probability one of these songs is on it. But don’t take our word for it. According to YouTube, the 25 songs below are the tunes that appear most frequently on St. Paddy’s Day playlists worldwide. As […]
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Today we bring you an article that shows the mysterious phenomenon of an earworm, how a song gets stuck in our head, and what can we learn from its effect on our brain. At 123 Rock we bring you a combination of the latest and most exciting news in the world of music as well as interesting articles for your knowledge and entertainment that will inspire you throughout your learning process and throughout your never-ending musical experience.
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Today we bring you an article that shows the importance of learning music and how playing a musical instrument can exponentially increase our brain activity and help us develop certain areas of our brain that allows us to solve problems more effectively and creatively in both academic and social settings. At 123 Rock we bring you a combination of the latest and most exciting news in the world of music as well as interesting articles for your knowledge and entertainment that will inspire you throughout your learning process and throughout your never-ending musical experience.
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Today we bring you an article that shows the importance of learning an instrument and why music is considered a language by Victor Wooten and by many other musicians. Learning and playing an instrument can be as easy as learning our mother tongue and it's only when we have something interest to say that a language works best. At 123 Rock we bring you a combination of the latest and most exciting news in the world of music as well as interesting articles for your knowledge and entertainment that will inspire you throughout your learning process and throughout your never-ending musical experience.
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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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