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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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Most of us have snoozed to music before. But, could it be true that some tunes can help you fall asleep or help you sleep better?  — June 19th, 2020 Michael Breus, Ph.D., sleep expert and author, explains that there is data that suggests that music can help people fall asleep. More so, the music-sleep connection has been supported in studies all over the world. As a result, music has shown to help people with chronic sleep problems, schizophrenia, and […]
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We are going through very tough times! And so, in the last weeks, we have talked a lot about the role of music within the pandemic. As a result, scientists and doctors have decided to investigate how music helps us cope with COVID-19  — May 12th, 2020 Today, we want to share with you an article published in Northwestern Medicine. Here, Jessica Pouranfar, a music therapist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, talks about the power of music in times of crisis.  […]
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People singing from balconies and streaming free concerts during the COVID-19 lockdown are part of a long tradition of using music to fight fear — dating back to the 7th century BC. — April 23rd, 2020 From as early as ancient Egypt, Greece and the Babylonians, music has been a reliable tool for spiritual healing and social bonding for thousands of years amid disease. When plague struck Sparta in the 7th century BC, city leaders petitioned the poet Thaletus to sing […]
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Music makes life better in so many ways. It elevates mood, reduces stress, and eases pain. Music can even improve workout endurance and increase our enjoyment of challenging activities. But is listening to music the smart choice for students who want to optimize their learning? — March 25th, 2020 Although a lot has been said, it truly depends on the person’s personality. A new study by Manuel Gonzalez of Baruch College and John Aiello of Rutgers University suggests that for […]
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The trend of gadgets that rethink how we make music continues to surprise us! Music Fingers is a new device that literally puts music at your fingertips — letting us tap out beats on any surface. — March 10th, 2020 Music Fingers is a clip-like device to put on your finger, sort of like a pulse reader but cooler! It is super simple to use. The clip connects to the Music Fingers App on your smartphone via Bluetooth, where sounds […]
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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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The music industry has changed at a crazy speed throughout the last couple of decades. So, what should we expect in 2020? Below the 8 trends likely to shape the music industry this year! — January 16th, 2019 The Internet has transformed music in ways we never thought possible, giving the power back to artists and consumers. But how are trends evolving? Where and how will we be able to sell or buy music?  Below, we mention eight trends published […]
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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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Not everyone understands or sees the value of learning music theory. But, in reality, music theory is how you can better express yourself through your musical instrument. November 26th, 2019 Perhaps you’ve had a bad experience with music theory in the past. Or maybe the only things that you remember are weird Italian terms, some math and the stern face of your teacher as they tried to teach you, Chopin, when all you wanted to do was learn to play […]
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Your breath speeds up, your pulse races. Your throat tightens as your palms sweat, and you feel sick to your stomach. Do not worry. It is called stage fright! Learn how to cope with it, so it does not drown out your performance.  November 21st, 2019 It is very common for artists to suffer from stage fright, especially at the beginning of their careers. It is entirely reasonable and quite understandable to be nervous. Nonetheless, you cannot let it affect […]
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Music and yoga are both considered as parts of alternative medicine. Individually, the two have many health and mental benefits. It stands to reason then that combining music and yoga can create limitless possibilities of healing, wellness, and peace. Below we explain why! October 11th, 2019 Although yoga can be practiced in silence, its effects can be magnified if it is paired with pleasant music. Here are a few ways on how music can enhance our yoga experience: • Music […]
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Enjoying a meal while listening to a melodious track, can be a wonderful experience. However, jamming to loud music can result in unhealthy eating choices — and it could potentially affect our waistlines.  September 30th, 2019 In a recent study conducted by Dipayan Biswas, PhD, marketing professor at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, researchers found that diners made very different food choices based on the music they could hear. Volume is proven to impact heart rate and […]
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We have all been there… Wanting to go on vacation with our musical instrument but not knowing if it will be handled correctly or if it is the best thing to do. Luckily for you, we came across a great list of tips by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. So, keep on reading! September 19th, 2019 1. Check the airline’s hand luggage policy Of course, this applies only to small instruments such as a violin, flute, guitar, and so on. […]
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From Twitter

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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