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Learning to play the piano as an adult can be intimidating. Most people believe they are too old to start playing a musical instrument. But, you shouldn’t be hesitant! It is never too late. May 21st, 2019 Today, we wanted to share with you a few useful tips to get rid of that ‘stage fright’ and start following your dreams! 1. Find a teacher2. Set goals3. Learn the basics4. Make practicing a priority5. Find music you enjoy playing6. Take it […]
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Proper composing requires hard work, time, and commitment. Nonetheless, it is broadly misinterpreted by even the most talented musicians. Thus, today we wanted to share a great post that shines some light on what it means (or doesn’t) to compose music.
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We talked about the benefits and pros of Music extensively on previous posts, but on this occasion, we want to share a list of incredible facts about music you might have missed. April 10th, 2019 Fact #1 With Music – You Learn Better Music significantly impacts and boosts our learning capabilities. Listening to music while reading or studying, triggers the part of our brain that is used to memorize. As a result, you are capable of remembering even the most […]
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If Album of the Year is the biggest prize a musician can win when looking at a full body of work, Record of the Year is the same when it comes to a single track. Tus, naturally Forbes.com made a list of this year’s Grammy Winners and we could not agree more! February 6th, 2019 Winning Record of the Year tells the musicians, producers, mixers and engineers behind the tune that they made the single that defined the year and that […]
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Put those dull pencils and boring manuscript paper away – Classic FM just published some fun and creative ways of teaching the basics of music, and we are in love! February 1st, 2019 1. Music theory cars Does your young one love all things four-wheeled? Use it to their musical advantage with this car and staff-line matching game. 2. Music theory blooms In this game, flowers, stems and leaves stand for notes, definitions and meanings – match them up and […]
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Music blasts through the hallways of an Elementary School during rehearsals. But if you take a closer look, you won’t find any instruments. What you will see is students tapping away on iPads. January 16th, 2019 Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. […]
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‘Tis the season, everyone! Usually, that means that Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas album will be played non-stop on the radio. Or not – luckily for us, Elite Daily has made a list of six 2018 songs you need to put on your holiday playlist! — December 3rd, 2018 1. “MY OLD SANTA CLAUS” BY SIA Sia just released a deluxe version of her 2017 Christmas album Everyday is Christmas, and on it are quite a few gems that deserve your attention. Like […]
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Below a summary of an excellent article published on Parents.com that explains the benefits of music lessons. Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her/his ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. — November 19th, 2018 Read on to learn more about the benefits of music education. 1. It improves academic skills Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns. 2. It […]
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We love reading helpful articles online regarding children and music. Especially when they are written (for and by) parents. Thus, when we came across this article, we couldn’t wait to share it with you! — November 9th, 2018 “When my oldest son was in second grade, we signed him up for piano lessons. He wasn’t exactly thrilled about it, but he agreed. A few years later, we signed up his younger brother. For four years now, our kids have been […]
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There are lots of elements that go into creating a television show, but perhaps no factor is as key as a good theme song. But do you honestly pay attention to who performs them?  — November 1st, 2018 Read on to find out which famous artists performed theme songs (of TV past and present). Hilary Duff brought the drama for “Laguna Beach.” Lauren Conrad, Spencer, and Heidi Pratt, and Brody Jenner all got their start on this so-called reality show, […]
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We know music can affect our mood for better or for worse. But how? Read more to find out!  — October 17th, 2018 New evidence published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that music therapy can improve the mental health of people with depression. A group of scientists: Anna Maratos, Mike J. Crawford, and Simon Procter examined possible mechanisms of action of this complex intervention and suggest that music therapy partly is effective because active music-making within the therapeutic frame offers the patient […]
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There are lots of statistics that show the benefits of music education, from increased graduation rates to better SAT scores. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped public schools across the country from cutting programs and decreasing resources.  — October 1st, 2018 Danny Ross a loyal contributor of Forbes.com met with Colleen McDonough, Executive Director of the ASCAP Foundation, to discuss how to put a focus on music back into children’s lives. Below a transcript of their conversation: Danny Ross: What’s the state of music education […]
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Music-making AI software advanced so much in the past few years that today it is a viable tool that can and is being used by producers to help in the creative process.  — September 19th, 2018 Using AI as a tool to make music or aid musicians have been in practice for over a decade. In the ‘90s, David Bowie helped develop an app called the Verbasizer, which took the literary source material and randomly reordered the words to create new […]
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In the spirit of National Arts in Education Week we wanted to share an incredible infographic published by Neve Spicer a fellow arts education advocate. Here, he highlights 51 ways in which art education rewards children.   — September 14th, 2018 Arts Education in schools is currently teetering on a precipice, he says. Overwhelmingly, parents feel that the Arts play a vital role in their children’s education. And yet, at the very same time, schools are under pressure to funnel their dwindling […]
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Have you heard of ‘Mental Floss’? We love their videos! Thus, we wanted to share John Green’s ’25 Facts About the Science of Music’, an excellent video where some little-known facts on music are exposed.  — September 4th, 2018 Here are our ‘Top 5’ Music Facts: 1. “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls is the catchiest song of all time? In 2014, a group of researchers released an online game called Hooked on Music. It had a thousand quips from pop hits, going all the […]
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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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