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Westlake Village, CA 91362

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At 123 Rock we bring you fun and easy to follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs as well as help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. We strongly suggest that you practice playing along to the original track as […]
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Whether you are a  beginner or advanced pianist, the following tips and hacks will improve your performance! — November 25th, 2020 1. Pedalling It can be a major issue, especially if you get nervous when performing. You can work hard with your fingers, playing beautifully, only to hide under the pedal cloud.  Thus, when in doubt, stay away from the sustaining pedal; try practicing your piece completely without the pedal. And, once confident with the sound, add smaller amounts of […]
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As a singer, you may have some questions about breathing! — this is why this article will focus on its importance and answering common doubts. Plus, we will be sharing useful breathing exercises for you to practice at home. — November 19th, 2020 Without breath, we can’t sing; but, you probably already knew that! However, two other vital reasons why breath is so essential when singing: Your inhale is your preparation to sing. The way you prepare will determine how […]
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When we think of Halloween, the last thing that comes to mind is usually festive music or songs associated with this celebration. But, the reality is that there are many incredible Halloween songs out there! So, today we want to share a list of great spookily awesome songs you can include in your playlist. — October 16th, 2020 Although we did not create this list ourselves, Esquire.com has done a great job compiling a list of Halloween songs to get […]
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Songwriting is an art! So, it is only natural that artists struggle with songwriting, especially when just starting.  Don’t believe us? Keep reading to find out what Taylor Swift, Madonna, John Legend, and other Grammy-nominated artists have to say. — October 8th, 2020 In 2006, John Legend won Grammys for Best New Artist, and Best R&B Album for his album Get Lifted. He has received a total of 23 nominations over the years, with 10 wins, including earlier this year, where he won […]
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Learning to play a musical instrument comes with a series of benefits and advantages, from building your confidence and enhancing your memory to widening your social circle. But, if you are not sure when/if you should take the plunge, here are five good reasons! — September 29th, 2020 Playing an instrument makes you smarter Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in both children and adults. Science proves that learning to play an instrument stimulates the […]
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Now that we are slowly going back to our routine, some of us might need extra #motivation to get us back on track with our workout sessions. So, below is a list of 10 great workout songs to get you going!  — September 24th, 2020 1. “Till I Collapse,” Eminem 2. “Motivation,” Normani 3. “Eye of the Tiger,” Suvivor 4. “Con Altura,” Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho 5. “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa 6. “POWER,” Kanye West 7. […]
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Music-making programs are hefty and usually take up a lot of space on your computer. Thus, below we will share some tips and hacks to help you optimize your machine. — September 16th, 2020 1. Reduce your choices! Having every plugin ever created will not make you a better music producer. Limiting your palette can, and will, help you compose better music. Thus, limit the number of presets to choose from, and you will have a more cohesive result.  2. […]
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It is said that music can get us through anything! It is good at relieving stress, anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotional states. Doctors even prescribe music as it can help us heal! — September 10th, 2020 Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at McGill University in Canada and author of, explains that the state of a surgery a patient is in before the operation very much predicts the outcome.  Usually, doctors give their patients a mild sedative such as Valium to settle […]
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This pandemic has brought a very different summer —one where we spend more time indoors than outdoors like we usually do. But, it has all allowed us to return to old pass-times and catch up with our reading. So, if you are looking for a music-related book to read these last summer days, here are our must-reads! — August 27th, 2020 In this list, there’s something for everyone. We have fiction non-fiction, novels, and books you cannot miss! In no […]
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Parents constantly ask us what is the right age to begin music lessons. Sometimes they worry that it is too soon or too late for the children to learn a musical instrument. And the truth is, there is no “right” or “wrong” age. Below we explain why! — June 2nd, 2020 We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder signing with Motown at 11. Even […]
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We are very happy to announce that starting next week we will begin our Spring Songwriting Challenge! — April 6th, 2020   We are inviting all our students to join the challenge and participate in this exciting opportunity. To participate, students must write an original piece of music! It can be submitted as either a melody, melody with harmony/chords, melody with lyrics, or a full produced track with multiple instrumentation.   The event is open to all ages and will […]
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March is a great month! It usually means a shift towards warmer weather, a break from school, and more importantly, it is a month where we celebrate women across the world!  — March 4th, 2020 Like most spaces, the music industry is a space in which male voices have been systematically privileged over women’s — something that continues to affect artists and listeners alike. Nonetheless, artists like Ariana Grande, Adele, Dua Lipa, and Taylor Swift has been working hard to […]
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Studies are showing that learning to play an instrument can bring significant improvements in your brain. — February 6th, 2020 A growing number of studies show that music lessons in childhood can provide many benefits for the long run, as we age, in the form of an added defense against memory loss, cognitive decline, and diminished ability to distinguish consonants and spoken words. According to neuropsychologist Brenda Hanna­-Pladdy, of Emory University in Atlanta,  the reason is that musical training can […]
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Happy New Year! It is that time of the year where we get a fresh start and get to jot down our resolutions for 2020. But, these are not your typical “I will exercise more” and “Eat clean” resolutions… — January 3rd, 2019 Below we will share ten great resolution ideas to fill your year with music! Without further ado, let’s get into it! Tell more people about your favorite music.  Learn to play at least one new song.  Start a […]
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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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