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Learning to play the piano is an enriching journey that requires dedication, patience, and practice. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, mastering this instrument involves understanding its fundamentals, developing technical skills, and cultivating musicality. In this guide, I’ll break down the essential steps to help you embark on your piano-playing adventure. ―Wednesday, May 22nd   1. Getting Started Begin by familiarizing yourself with the layout of the piano. Understand the keyboard’s structure, including the white and black […]
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Throughout music history, women have made significant contributions as composers, performers, educators, and industry professionals, despite facing systemic barriers and gender-based discrimination. From the classical era to the contemporary music scene, their talents and achievements have enriched the musical landscape and paved the way for future generations. —Tuesday, May 14 In classical music, women composers such as Hildegard von Bingen, Clara Schumann, and Fanny Mendelssohn defied societal expectations and composed works of extraordinary beauty and complexity. Despite the challenges they […]
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The art of songwriting is a delicate dance between creativity and craftsmanship, requiring a unique blend of inspiration, skill, and dedication. Songwriters draw from a myriad of techniques and inspirations to craft their compositions, weaving together melody, lyrics, and instrumentation to create works that resonate with audiences around the world. Today, we will share some techniques with you. — Friday, May 3rd  Understanding how songs are put together is like knowing the steps in a dance. It helps songwriters make […]
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Embarking on a musical journey is thrilling. Choosing the right instrument, setting clear goals, and consistent practice are key. With patience, guidance, and exploration of styles, mastering an instrument becomes attainable, especially with support from a community. Here are eight invaluable tips to help you kickstart your instrumental journey and unleash your inner musician. — Monday, April 15th 1 .Choose the Right Instrument:Selecting the right instrument is crucial. Consider your musical preferences, physical attributes, and personal goals. If you’re passionate about […]
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We all know the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. They are all string instruments; even if you don’t think they have anything else in common, they do! Today, we’ll explore a few of their similarities. — Monday, March 25th The world of stringed instruments is as diverse as it is captivating, offering a rich tapestry of sounds and styles to explore. Among the myriad options, the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele are beloved favorites, each with unique charm and character. Despite their […]
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Music, with its captivating melodies and rhythmic beats, holds a profound influence on children’s development. From the soothing lullabies that calm infants to the playful tunes that spark creativity in toddlers, music plays a pivotal role in shaping various aspects of a child’s growth.  — Thursday, March 21st In this post, we delve into how music aids children’s development and why fostering a musical environment is crucial for their overall well-being. 1. Cognitive Development At the core of music’s impact […]
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Friday, March 8th In recent years, there has been growing interest in the therapeutic potential of music, particularly in its ability to enhance the well-being of aging adults. Research indicates that music can have profound effects on various aspects of physical, cognitive, and emotional health, making it a valuable tool in promoting the overall wellness of older individuals. Physical Benefits: Studies have shown that engaging with music can have positive effects on physical health in aging adults. For example, rhythmic […]
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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 and 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. This month, we are sharing the chords for “End of Beginning” by Djo, the stage name for […]
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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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Music is an incredible way for kids to discover more about themselves and the world. It’s not just about having fun and clapping along; music also helps them learn important skills as part of their early education. Check out these six fantastic children’s books about music, perfect for every young child to enjoy! — Monday, January 29th Encouraging your child’s love for music can be as simple as combining their fascination with sound and enjoyment of picture books. Introducing musical […]
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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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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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