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Like a spellchecker or photo editing software can save us from our mistakes, the audio program Auto-Tune can correct a singer’s wrong notes and wavering pitch. —– Friday, November 19th  Although the program is best known for the robotic vocal style that has dominated pop radio in recent years, Auto-Tune is widely used in the studio and at concerts to make artists’ sound pitch-perfect. But, the beauty of this software is that artists don’t have to sing, take after take, […]
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There is an unlimited amount of music genres in today’s world. But we can pin down the top ten genres by music album consumption in the United States in 2020. —  November 4th, 2021 1. Hip Hop/Rap  Rap has ruled the last 10 years of music. It seems an unstoppable force, with hip hop becoming the most popular genre in the country with 12.01% of album consumption.  2. Techno  Techno has also been a dominant genre of music in the […]
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The world is filled with different types of Music because it is filled with different kinds of people. But, have you ever wondered how many music genres and styles are there? —  October 1st, 2021 A complete list of musical genres worldwide is nearly impossible to create because there is no universally accepted way of categorizing types of Music. Nevertheless, these are the top recorded music genres in the world: Classical Country Electronic dance music (EDM) Hip-hop Indie rock Jazz […]
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Music is a powerful thing. When we feel anxious or fearful, music can help bring about a sense of calmness and relaxation. Music’s ability to reduce anxiety and fear can be a helpful tool in our everyday lives. Here, we’ll learn how!  — September 22nd, 2021 There are many ways in which we can harness the soothing power of music. For example, consider the soothing effects of the music played in a spa or a restorative yoga class. In those […]
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It is no secret that music has the power to make us feel. Whether it is laughing, cry, reminiscing, or even relaxing, since we can remember, music has evoked emotions. And the same applies to moods! Music has been known to affect mood — joy, annoyance, and everything in between. However, the question is not “if,” but “why” music makes us feel.   Thankfully, a lot has been said about this topic, so keep on reading! — September 9th, 2021 Music enthusiasts, scientists, […]
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We all know how beneficial music can be for children from a creative, social, and even developmental point. But, sometimes, it can be hard to get our children interested in music. Luckily, there are many things we, as parents and teachers, can do to spark children’s interest in music, musical instruments, dance, and other related disciplines.   — August 12th, 2021 Below are five easy ways to get children singing, dancing, and interested in music: 1. Encourage listening skills Getting children […]
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Don’t feel like working out? Turn up the tunes and get to it. Are you having trouble focusing? Put on some classical music. Need to shake a bad mood? Find some upbeat music and turn it up! We all know music significantly impacts our mood, stress, energy levels, and more. But, there are plenty of other scientific facts about music you might not know about, today we’ll talk about some of the ones we find more interesting. — July 20th, […]
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Dance has existed for thousands of years. For generations, it has been practiced as a popular way to express yourself creatively and in social environments. However, beyond just movements and music, dancing offers many benefits for mental health and brain function. — July 9th, 2021 Learning and practicing dance offers lots of advantages, such as: • Improve self-esteem Learning a mastering dance moves and skills have been shown to improve a person’s self-esteem and confidence.  • Socal interaction Social interaction between […]
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Does music therapy simply consist of music used therapeutically? The short answer is no. This article will explain what music therapy truly entails and go over the different types and most common methods.  — June 28th, 2021 Throughout the years, there have been many different definitions attributed to music therapy. One of the most widely accepted was rendered by professor Kenneth E. Bruscia who defined it as ‘an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its […]
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Every decade represents a shift in the music industry. And if there is one thing that 2020 taught us about the future of music in the digital age: nothing is set in stone. So, here we will look at the most common and foreseeable trends for this second half of the year.  — June 25th, 2021 1. Social Media Livestreams  Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and other streaming, social media channels allow millions of people to come together digitally. Advances in social […]
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Learning to improvise is a long-term mission that will push you to your musical limits! You’ll need to be armed with some tips, hacks, and strategies to make sure you are continually improving.  — June 8th, 2021 Know the basics Before you can make use of any tactical tips, you need to have covered the basics. There is no point in learning shortcuts and accelerators if you do not have the fundamentals.  Begin with learning the basics of improvisation and […]
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Knowing how to care for your instrument correctly is essential if you want it to last. There are many things to consider, and a few changes or add-ons to your daily routine can go a long way.   — May 13th, 2021 Below we will share a few tips to consider when handling and caring for your musical instrument:  1. Clean your instrument correctly A key aspect of caring for your instrument is keeping it clean. So, before you play, make […]
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The connection between music and food has been studied from many angles. Multiple factors influence the way we eat! There are internal factors such as our mood or hormones, and then there are external factors. It turns out that music is one of the most prominent external factors that influence the way we eat! — April 20th, 2021 There is no doubt that music makes us eat differently. Several studies have shown that listening to music while eating is likely […]
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Nickelback once said: “We all just wanna be big rock stars / And live in hilltop houses, driving 15 cars.” But, the reality of stardom is very different. There are many things musicians and artists need to overcome to become famous or “relevant.” The truth is that to make it in music, you need to be prepared for the pitfalls. — March 9th, 2021 Last week “Sound Advice” – a new handbook for aspiring musicians by journalist Rhian Jones and […]
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The New Year is around the corner. So, now is the perfect time to make some musical resolutions!  We know that setting goals for an entire year can be tough, thus here we share a few New Year’s resolutions ideas to get you started. — December 16th,  2020 As a musician, setting goals will give you focus and motivation as you continue to master your craft. Below we share a few resolutions and intentions to help you reach your musical […]
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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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