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Music theory is a complex and extensive subject. So, it is best to learn the basics before diving into advanced music theory. The building blocks for music composition include harmony, melody, and rhythm. — January 14th,  2021 Understanding three core concepts harmony, melody, and rhythm will help you learn the basics of music theory. Thus, let’s get started! What is harmony? Harmony is when multiple notes or voices play simultaneously to produce a new sound. The combined sounds in harmonies […]
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 The ukulele has become a hugely popular instrument in recent years. The reason that the ukulele is so popular is that it is one of the easiest instruments to learn how to play. So read on as we look at these 3 easy-to-play ukulele songs that you can learn in no time. — January 8th,  2021 1. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd The first song is one of the most popular ukulele songs out there! It is considered to […]
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As a singer, you may have some questions about breathing! — this is why this article will focus on its importance and answering common doubts. Plus, we will be sharing useful breathing exercises for you to practice at home. — November 19th, 2020 Without breath, we can’t sing; but, you probably already knew that! However, two other vital reasons why breath is so essential when singing: Your inhale is your preparation to sing. The way you prepare will determine how […]
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Music theory has always had a slight whiff of the uncool about it. However, this bad rep is entirely unjustified. Regardless of whether you’re a composer, songwriter, producer or DJ, reinforcing your musical knowledge (or talent) with music theory can have a profound effect on the quality of your work! — October 21st, 2020 Today, we’re going to highlight five of the most practical theory-based tips that can help kickstart your creative process the next time your inspiration well runs […]
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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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We are very happy to announce that starting next week we will begin our Spring Songwriting Challenge! — April 6th, 2020   We are inviting all our students to join the challenge and participate in this exciting opportunity. To participate, students must write an original piece of music! It can be submitted as either a melody, melody with harmony/chords, melody with lyrics, or a full produced track with multiple instrumentation.   The event is open to all ages and will […]
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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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It is no secret that in the past few years, a significant number of schools have to resign to their music education programs. But, whatever the reason may be, it is essential to reflect on the importance of music.  September 11th, 2019 Music has countless advantages, especially when it comes to education and child development. Below a quick list, created by the National Association of Music Education, with the benefits of having a music education program in our schools. 1. […]
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If you’re taking music lessons for the first time, you’ll quickly find out there is so much more to learn than just the notes! Read on to find out the 5 things you can do to get the most out of your first music lesson. September 6th, 2019 1. Get an instrument! It seems obvious, but having your own instrument to practice at home will make a huge difference in the quality of your music education. If you’re reluctant to buy an […]
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The Violin may seem like an overwhelming musical instrument — but trust us, it is not. You just need to have a little patience, the right motivation, and a few tips to get the most out of each practice. Below a few pointers that our students found useful! August 20, 2019 First things, first! Start by gathering everything you need such as: Violin Bow Shoulder Rest (this is used to hold the violin between your neck and shoulder. Since a […]
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Whether your child listens to ‘Baby Shark’ or ‘Baby Mozart’, music is something children naturally love. However, it is much more than just entertainment, music can help boost your children’s development. Junes 13th, 2018 Below we mention ten of the greatest ways in which music helps your child’s development: 1. Music boosts language and literacy 2. Music improves communication skills 3. Music enhances physical and cognitive development 4. Music helps character development 5. Music helps cultivate social skills 6. Music […]
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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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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 celebrate Earth Day! It marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. So naturally, a list of nature appreciation songs is in order. April 22nd, 2019 Whether you need songs about saving the earth, appreciating nature or promoting conservation, you’ll find a varied selection below. These Earth Day Songs are for children of all ages… and many will also appeal to grown-ups. Songs for Earth Day/Arbor Day• A Song for Planet Earth– Mrs. […]
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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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