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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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Your baby’s sleep deserves the best lullabies that music has to offer! So we thought it would be cool to share Billboard’s all-time greatest nursery rhymes. Within this list, you’ll find everything from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “Rock A Bye Baby”  to soothing tracks by artists like the Beatles.  October 15, 2019   Without further ado, below the top 10 lullabies for babies: #10 “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” #9 “Clair De Lune” #8 “Moon River” #7 Sarah McLachlan […]
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It does feel quite different once the weather starts changing, and we start feeling the cool breeze of this fresh new season. Amongst the many things this month represents, Halloween is a day many of you have been looking forward to, and with that, a whole new vibe, preparations, and decorations take place. Just like decorations and seasonal traditions, music can be a big part of the special events we celebrate. October 14th, 2019  This month Halloween takes us into […]
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Music and yoga are both considered as parts of alternative medicine. Individually, the two have many health and mental benefits. It stands to reason then that combining music and yoga can create limitless possibilities of healing, wellness, and peace. Below we explain why! October 11th, 2019 Although yoga can be practiced in silence, its effects can be magnified if it is paired with pleasant music. Here are a few ways on how music can enhance our yoga experience: • Music […]
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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 have all been there… Wanting to go on vacation with our musical instrument but not knowing if it will be handled correctly or if it is the best thing to do. Luckily for you, we came across a great list of tips by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. So, keep on reading! September 19th, 2019 1. Check the airline’s hand luggage policy Of course, this applies only to small instruments such as a violin, flute, guitar, and so on. […]
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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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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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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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We know that children and music have a good relationship — and science agrees. So, as parents, we want the best for our kids! Below we will help you (and them) choose an instrument that fits their personality while also developing their growth. August 15, 2019 • PianoThe piano is a great starting instrument. It is the perfect match for inquisitive and analytical children.• PercussionIf your child tends to be a little restless, playing percussion could be the ideal fit […]
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What better way to train your brain than with music, as it is not only good for the mind but also for different areas of your life like trust and fitness. Keep on reading to find out more! August 02,2019. Some of the benefits of reading and learning music include: • Reading music helps you better understand the origin of the music you listen to. • Music can ramp up your social life:– It promotes friendships with people with similar […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-08:00

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

2016-10-06T01:19:06-08:00

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

2016-10-06T01:20:25-08:00

- 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

2016-10-06T01:21:23-08:00

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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