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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 extensive array of available options for digital keyboards can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers or those guiding their children into the world of music. With terms like digital keyboards, portable keyboards, arranger workstations, and digital pianos circulating, it’s crucial to understand their distinctions and similarities! — Friday, February 9th  Acoustic vs. Digital Keyboards Regarding keyboards, it’s crucial to grasp the difference between acoustic and digital instruments. Acoustic pianos produce sound through the vibration of physical strings when struck by […]
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For singers, engaging in vocal exercises to warm up the voice is of utmost importance in achieving optimal performance quality and preserving vocal health. Once familiarized with suitable exercise techniques, these can seamlessly integrate into one’s existing singing practice routine, requiring minimal time and effort. — Thursday, January 15th  Here are 5 of the most effective vocal warm-up exercises to prepare your vocals for an exceptional performance that resonates with A-list quality: 1. Yawning Techniques Yawning techniques can effectively alleviate […]
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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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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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For beginner string musicians, learning to read music is essential alongside proper instrument technique and sound production. Music, like a language, is both written and read. Similar to visiting a foreign country without knowing the language, fully communicating with others in music requires the ability to read and write. Playing with others or exploring new musical styles becomes challenging without this skill. — Thursday, October 26th These tips will help you, whether you’re a beginner string musician or simply interested […]
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We frequently receive inquiries regarding the proper cleaning of string instruments. To assist you in maintaining your violin, viola, or cello in optimal condition for longevity and improved sound quality, we have prepared a helpful guide. Follow these steps to ensure your instrument remains in perfect condition for years to come. — Monday, October 16th   General Cleaning of a Violin, Viola, or Cello To keep your instrument in good condition, follow these simple cleaning tips: Wash your hands before […]
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Learning a new musical instrument, be it your first or just the latest, takes time and dedication. The process can feel different for kids and adults, but don’t worry, being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t rock it, and starting young doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a maestro. What really counts is how consistent and committed you are to learning. Up next, we’ve got some handy strategies and tips to help you on your musical adventure. — Tuesday, October 10th   […]
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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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As a pianist or keyboard player, you can understand the importance of preserving your instrument’s immaculate state. Consistent cleaning of your piano keys enhances its durability and promotes peak performance. — Tuesday, September 12th Keeping piano keys clean is crucial for numerous reasons. Regular cleaning preserves their aesthetic appeal and removes accumulated dirt, oils, and grime, restoring their original appearance. Hygiene is another major factor, as frequently touched and often shared piano keys can become a breeding ground for bacteria, […]
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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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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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