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Throughout history, music has not merely mirrored societal shifts—it has actively shaped them. From civil rights battles to environmental advocacy, melodies have served as rallying cries, uniting voices in protest, and echoing the aspirations of movements worldwide. Join us on a journey through pivotal moments where music became more than just artistry; it became a catalyst for social change.   — Thursday, July 18th    Civil Rights Movement (1950s-1960s):In the turbulent era of the Civil Rights Movement in the United […]
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Explore eight fascinating musical instruments from around the world that highlight the amazing diversity of music! From the eerie Theremin invented in Russia in 1920 to the rhythmic Didgeridoo from Australia, each instrument reflects unique cultural traditions. Whether it’s the melodic Hangul from Korea or the vibrant Gamelan ensemble from Indonesia, these instruments offer a glimpse into rich musical heritages.  Embrace diversity, explore new musical horizons, and let these lesser-known instruments inspire your musical journey!   -Wednesday, July 3rd   […]
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Music and dreams have long been intertwined in the tapestry of human experience. From ancient civilizations to modern times, music has played a significant role in shaping our dreams and influencing our subconscious minds. In this blog, we delve into the captivating relationship between music and dreams, exploring how melodies, rhythms, and harmonies can evoke emotions, inspire creativity, and influence the content of our dreams.   –Wednesday, June 26th    Music as the Language of Dreams Music has a unique […]
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Today, we celebrate the happiest day of the year, a time when joy and laughter fill the air and smiles adorn every face. So, we want to take this opportunity to tap into the incredible power of music to evoke emotions, transport us to different places, and even influence our sense of humor. From catchy tunes that make us laugh to witty lyrics that tickle your funny bone, songs have a unique ability to shape our comedic sensibilities. So, let’s […]
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Music possesses a remarkable ability to weave its way into the intricate fabric of our memories and emotions, leaving an indelible mark on our lives. The profound relationship between music and memory has captivated researchers, psychologists, and music aficionados alike, sparking a journey of exploration into the depths of human cognition and emotion. In this comprehensive exploration, we delve into the multifaceted ways in which music impacts our recall of past events and influences the complex tapestry of our emotions.  […]
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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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Discover how melodies, rhythms, and vibrations can promote well-being, reduce stress, and enhance cognitive function. Experience the transformative effects of this captivating union between music and wellness as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing through the power of sound. — Tuesday, April 9th In our modern world, characterized by relentless stress and persistent anxiety, the pursuit of tranquility has become increasingly vital. Amidst the chaos, one often overlooked yet profoundly effective tool for enhancing wellness is music. […]
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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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Some students naturally grasp rhythm in music class, while others find it challenging to make sense of notes. Is having a knack for music something you’re born with, or can you learn it?  — Tuesday, February 20th  Scientists are still figuring out how our ears work with music, but they’ve uncovered some interesting facts.  In scientific terms, having a “musical ear” is musical aptitude. A study by the University of Helsinki, Finland, examined the musical aptitude of 15 Finnish families, […]
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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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For singers, engaging in vocal exercises to warm up the voice is of utmost importance in achieving optimal performance quality and preserving vocal health. Once familiarized with suitable exercise techniques, these can seamlessly integrate into one’s existing singing practice routine, requiring minimal time and effort. — Thursday, January 15th  Here are 5 of the most effective vocal warm-up exercises to prepare your vocals for an exceptional performance that resonates with A-list quality: 1. Yawning Techniques Yawning techniques can effectively alleviate […]
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The music streaming and music artist platform industry is anticipated to achieve a projected market size of $35.10 billion by 2028, highlighting its substantial potential for growth. With ongoing evolution and competition within the industry, let’s delve into five thrilling predictions for what we can anticipate from music streaming services in 2024. — Monday, December 18th 1. Hyper-personalization  One major trend that has grown steadily in recent years is hyper-personalization on music streaming platforms. This trend is expected to become […]
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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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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. For this month, we want to share a short little Halloween tune that Marcos wrote a few […]
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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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