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Study after study shows that playing music is extraordinarily beneficial to children – something that we have talked about in many other blog posts. But, today, we want to focus on apps that focus on music education, and that can come in handy this summer at home.  — July 7th, 2020 These apps that we will share today can engage kids of all ages in learning everything from playing an instrument to composition and music theory. And while these will […]
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Parents constantly ask us what is the right age to begin music lessons. Sometimes they worry that it is too soon or too late for the children to learn a musical instrument. And the truth is, there is no “right” or “wrong” age. Below we explain why! — June 2nd, 2020 We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder signing with Motown at 11. Even […]
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Sometimes, especially if you are starting in the music world, differentiating a guitar from a bass can be difficult. It is no secret that these two instruments have many things in common. Below we will go over the main differences to help you tell them apart!  — February 19th, 2020 If you are unclear about the difference between bass and guitar, it can be challenging to know which one you want to learn, or which instrument you’re listening to or […]
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Studies are showing that learning to play an instrument can bring significant improvements in your brain. — February 6th, 2020 A growing number of studies show that music lessons in childhood can provide many benefits for the long run, as we age, in the form of an added defense against memory loss, cognitive decline, and diminished ability to distinguish consonants and spoken words. According to neuropsychologist Brenda Hanna­-Pladdy, of Emory University in Atlanta,  the reason is that musical training can […]
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On countless occasions, we have come up with lists of benefits of music and the various advantages of music lessons. However, as a new year is fast approaching, we thought it would be a great idea to highlight 6 of the top benefits of music lessons.  December 30th, 2019 Below why you should include “learning a new instrument” to your child’s 2020 resolutions.   1. It improves academic skills Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, […]
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Sometimes being a musician is hard, especially if you are a guitarist. Thus, when we came across an article that mentioned seven great hacks to make our lives easier, we needed to share it with you! November 12th, 2019 According to Micky, from rockmyworld.com, a lot of  you guys will have seen a few of these. But, many others are not that obvious or popular! Thus, keep on reading… 1. Hack One: Use a pencil to tune Just to be […]
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Scottish research conducted at Heriot-Watt University has found that playing an instrument can stave off aging. The study adds weight to campaigns by performers, such as violinist Nicola Benedetti, that musical education can have a lifelong effect on school children. November 6th, 2019 The study found that “learning and playing a musical instrument may be associated with cognitive differences in older age.”  Sixty people aged 60 to 88 years old, half of whom played music, were recruited from around Edinburgh […]
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Many music students struggle with music reading. Even after months of practicing, few children are able to sight-read music in the same way they read a book. But, new research shows, that reading music, and ‘regular’ reading are not that far apart! October 29th, 2019  Katarzyna Julia Leikvoll, defended her PhD thesis in Literacy Studies at the University of Stavanger by conducting research on the differences in how students learn to read text and music. Leikvoll examined how beginner piano […]
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For children and adults alike, learning how to play a musical instrument transforms their life — whether they are practicing as a hobby or choosing to start a career in the music industry. October 23rd, 2019 As you may already know, playing a musical instrument comes with an extensive list of benefits. But, in case you are dubious about picking up the guitar, bass, piano, or even the viola below, we will share with you some of music’s most significant […]
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Enjoying a meal while listening to a melodious track, can be a wonderful experience. However, jamming to loud music can result in unhealthy eating choices — and it could potentially affect our waistlines.  September 30th, 2019 In a recent study conducted by Dipayan Biswas, PhD, marketing professor at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business, researchers found that diners made very different food choices based on the music they could hear. Volume is proven to impact heart rate and […]
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As you know musical instruments are grouped into families based on how they make sounds. But what you may not know is that some instruments do not quite fit into a group — below you will understand why! September 24th, 2019 1. Brass Brass instruments are usually made of brass, hence the name. However, in some cases, they can also be made of other metals. The brass instruments make sounds when air is blown inside; to do so, our lips […]
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We know music has plenty of benefits such as helping us concentrate or allowing us to remember things faster. However, up until recent years, we did not know that music can actually help us heal. Recent studies found that music therapy can calm anxiety, ease pain, and provide a pleasant diversion during chemotherapy or a hospital stay. August 28th, 2019 It’s almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t feel a strong connection to music. Even if you can’t carry a […]
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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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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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