logo

818-386-8850

Directions

31368 Via Colinas #102

Westlake Village, CA 91362

818-386-8850

music@123rock.net

31368 Via Colinas #102

Westlake Village, CA 91362

music lessons

Reading music is a learned skill. A great way of quickly learning the names of each staff’s lines and spaces and the notes they represent when playing the piano is through mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device, or memory device, is any learning technique that aids information retention or retrieval in human memory. — April 15th, 2021 Below we share some handy mnemonics for piano notes. Keep in mind these mnemonics start on the bottom line of each staff and go up: […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
How often should a student be practicing? It is a common question we receive from parents and older students alike. And while there is no definitive answer, practice is a crucial part of the music educational journey. So, please keep reading to find out what we recommend! — February 25th, 2021 All students should practice at least five-six days a week. How long each daily session is, depends on the child’s age. Typically speaking, young children, ages 3 and 4, […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
We’ve all heard the “starving artist” cliche. Even though it can be challenging to make a living in the music industry, there are many high-paying music jobs out there! You just need to know where to look… — February 9th, 2021 There are plenty of opportunities in the music industry, and not all of them entail being the one headlining the tours. As you already know, it takes a village (literally) to launch tours, record music, and develop talent. So, […]
Read more
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, […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
 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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
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. […]
Read more
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 […]
Read more
From Twitter
  • As we celebrate #Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a very special tune: “The Thanksgiving Day” by Ben Rector. Head… https://t.co/l22YOyVM3Y

  • Many of you reach out saying you enjoyed the #Guitar- Tutorial we did a few days back. So, we thought it would be c… https://t.co/dYMniUMgqd

  • May 4th was just a few days ago, and as a die-hard Star War fan, I was inspired to share this quick and straightfor… https://t.co/U2MojcgIXY

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 […]
Voice Lessons Woodland Hills | Voice Lessons Westlake Village | Voice Lessons Thousand Oaks | Voice Lessons Studio City | Voice Lessons Studio City | Voice Lessons Oak Park | Voice Lessons Newbury Park | Voice Lessons Encinoy | Voice Lessons Calabasas | Voice Lessons Agoura Hills | Piano Lessons Woodland Hills | Piano Lessons Westlake Village | Piano Lessons Thousand Oaks | Piano Lessons Studio City | Piano Lessons Sherman Oaks | Piano Lessons Oak Park | Piano Lessons Newbury Park | Piano Lessons Encino | Piano Lessons Calabasas | Piano Lessons Agoura Hills | Guitar Lessons Woodland Hills | Guitar Lessons Westlake Village | Guitar Lessons Thousand Oaks | Guitar Lessons Studio City | Guitar Lessons Sherman Oaks | Guitar Lessons Oak Park | Guitar Lessons Newbury Park | Guitar Lessons Encino | Guitar Lessons Calabasas | Guitar Lessons Agoura Hills | Drum Lessons Woodland Hills | Drum Lessons Westlake Village | Drum Lessons Thousand Oaks | Drum Lessons Studio City | Drum Lessons Sherman Oaks | Drum Lessons Oak Park | Drum Lessons Newbury Park | Drum Lessons Agoura Hills | Drum Lessons Calabasas | Drum Lessons Encino