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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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When a composer writes a symphony or song, they break down the piece of music into more manageable subdivisions. The smallest of those subdivisions are known as musical measures or musical bars. Below we’ll talk a bit about those measures what they are important, how to read them, and more! — June 7th, 2021 When a musician writes a symphony or song, they break down the music into more manageable subclasses. The smallest of those subdivisions are called musical measures […]
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Auditory stimulation and language development are closely related. Hearing is a window that enables you to stimulate your baby’s speech development in many ways. Listening to music is one of them. The same goes for encouraging children to learn to identify sounds, sing songs, and participate in activities. — May 28th, 2021 Many scientific studies indicate that music undeniably stimulates children positively. One study, in particular, conducted by the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin (USA), concluded that […]
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If you want to have a career as a successful musician, you need to be willing to put in the time and effort it demands! Whether you’ve been playing your chosen instrument for years, or you’re just getting started, there is always room for improvement. So if you want to become a pro or are looking to develop your skills, this post is for you! — May 18th, 2021 Below we share some handy tips and tricks to help you […]
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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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Studies show that listening to music can help your baby talk sooner as auditory stimulation and language development are directly related. Plus, music is beneficial for your child even before birth and much more after being born. Keep reading to find out more! — April 30th, 2021 Many scientific studies show that music stimulates children positively. One of these, carried out by the psychology department at the University of Wisconsin (USA), resolved that music learning and language development work using […]
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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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Cari Cole, CEO/Founder of CCVM: Label w/o Walls, singer/songwriter, and celebrity vocal coach of Grammy winners, recently published a list of tips and hacks for singers. It is designed to help artists get their vocal cords ready before a performance, and many renowned artists swear by it! — March 29th, 2021 The three-day rule is Cari’s magic formula, one she has used with clients over the past three decades. It’s a list of the dos and don’ts you should follow […]
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2020 brought a new normal, and with it came the eLearning boom for virtually every thinkable subject — including music! — March 23rd, 2021 Today, children and adults alike have the option of learning from an app, a pre-recorded online lesson, an online group course, or a one-on-one Zoom lesson with a music teacher. It’s all available!  And, while we are not saying online lessons will replace the classroom, there a surprising number of benefits, including:  Time-Tabling  With eLearning, you […]
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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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Many student musicians wonder if memorizing music is essential. For those who want to excel as performers, the answer is always yes! Continue reading to learn why… — February 17th, 2021 Memorizing music gives you more artistic freedom, helps your performance technique, and encourages you to master improvisation skills. Plus, studies show that audiences prefer listening to musicians who’ve memorized a piece.  So, if you want to learn to memorize music effectively, preparation is vital! The following tips will help […]
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Hello everyone! We are officially in February, and as we all know, one of the most celebrated events coming up this month is Valentine’s Day.  Although Valentine’s Day is not officially a public holiday, it is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of love and friendship. From greeting cards and flowers to gifts and sweets, the spirit of Valentine’s fills our surroundings with red, pink, and white. Thus, we wanted to take the time to thank you for […]
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Learning to read music is like learning to read any other language. It might seem hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier. So, we thought we could share three hacks to get you started! — January 27th, 2021 Think of the notes as the letters, the measures as the words, the phrases as the sentences, and so forth. Learning to read music really does open up a whole new world to explore. So, […]
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If your child is between 5-9 years old and loves music, many books will hit the high notes! Below, we will share some of our favorite titles. — January 19th, 2021 Whether your children are string lovers or percussion fans, song-singers or music lovers in general, we have a list of 10 great books that are worth checking out: • Zoogie Boogie Fever! An Animal Dance Book A picture book illustrated by the celebrated watercolorist Sujean Rim is an excellent title […]
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Whether you are a  beginner or advanced pianist, the following tips and hacks will improve your performance! — November 25th, 2020 1. Pedalling It can be a major issue, especially if you get nervous when performing. You can work hard with your fingers, playing beautifully, only to hide under the pedal cloud.  Thus, when in doubt, stay away from the sustaining pedal; try practicing your piece completely without the pedal. And, once confident with the sound, add smaller amounts of […]
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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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