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Get ready! Here’s the guide to all the 2019 summer concerts! Check out Time Out’s carefully curated list to an incredible summer. It includes free shows, summer music festivals, outdoor events, and more. July 11, 2019 Without further ado, here is the list of the FREE concerts we will have this summer in L.A for you: KCRW Summer Nights Santa Monica: The party-till-midnight bashes at Chinatown Central Plaza with KCRW personalities like Garth Trinidad, Travis Holcombe, Anne Litt and Jason […]
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Chords are the backbone of guitar playing, and you will need to learn a few of them before escalating to more complicated exercises. Below you will find 10 of the easiest guitar chords out there! June 7th, 2019 G Chord The G chord is used quite often, but it can present a challenge for some players. Here, you only need to place you third finger on the third fret of the high E string and then strum three strings down […]
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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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Chances are that you have the impression that learning to read music is an arduous process that can take years. Well, we have some good news for you: it isn’t! May 8th, 2019 Here’s the deal…if you approach it in the right way, using clever strategies and keeping the process fun, you can be reading music inside of a week. That being said, we wanted to share with you a list of tips posted by our friends at Musical U […]
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How can you use the power of music to your advantage in language learning? It may sound impossible, but it is easier than you think. Here is how! May 2nd, 2019 1. Pick a Song in Your Target Language That You LOVEIt’s really important to choose a song that you enjoy – ideally a pop song.Why? Otherwise, you risk getting sick of it and losing motivation. Choosing a popular song is also beneficial since it’ll be easier to find videos […]
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Today we are “celebrating” Stress Awareness Day – and what better way to honor this day than by talking about the soothing power of music. April 16th, 2019 Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial impact on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones. Music, in short, can […]
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When is it too late to start music lessons? Never. It is never too late to learn something new. To play and enjoy playing music you do not need to start at age 4. However, learning music as an adult is entirely different, and here’s why… March 13th, 2019 1. Adults are more mature than children.  They can understand music theory better in a shorter period of time. 2. Adults can have better muscle control compare to the children. Therefore, technical skills can […]
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Music isn’t just a means of entertaining ourselves. Listening to music can be therapeutic, encourage creativity, and can also help us become more productive. — January 11th, 2019 Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial to us while we work. Some kinds of music seem to help with learning and improve our ability to process information; while other types help block out distracting background noise. These are the six types of music that will give you […]
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Learning a musical instrument can be fun and rewarding, but perfecting your technique can take years of practice. Although you won’t be able to become a virtuoso overnight, there are several instruments you can pick up in just a few months. — December 28th, 2018 1. SNARE DRUM If you eventually want to play a drum set, you should start with the snare drum. A favorite of marching bands and orchestras around the world, the snare drum is essential to […]
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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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What kind of music should kids listen to at a young age? Here, five helpful tips on creating an appropriate musical library for your child.  — October 9th, 2018 1. Music is not Just for Listening Before you pick the songs, keep in mind that your child benefits from doing more than just listening. To get the full benefits of music, children need to sing, clap and dance along with the tunes. Singing and moving to music tells the brain […]
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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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We all have to memorize music, lyrics, chords, dynamics and more. Thus, we decided to share some tips on how to improve your music memorization.  — July 26, 2018 Songs we like and song we’ve written ourselves are easy to memorize. However, memorizing all other songs can be daunting and requires some effort. Here, are some tips to help you through it:  Listen to the song you wish to memorize as much as possible. Put it on your iPod, mp3 […]
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It is no secret that we love the piano, and thus think that every kid could benefit from playing. However, this time our train of thought is backed up by science.  — July 20, 2018 A new study says learning to play specific instruments, especially the piano,  can help kids build up their language skills. “There’s evidence that early exposure to piano practice enhances the processing of sounds that extend not only from music but also into language,” says John […]
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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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