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It is said that music can get us through anything! It is good at relieving stress, anxiety, sadness, and other negative emotional states. Doctors even prescribe music as it can help us heal! — September 10th, 2020 Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at McGill University in Canada and author of, explains that the state of a surgery a patient is in before the operation very much predicts the outcome.  Usually, doctors give their patients a mild sedative such as Valium to settle […]
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More often than not, our busy lifestyle gets in the way, and we have little to no time to practice our music. But, every good musician will say that to master an instrument, you must practice A LOT. So below, we will share a few tips that will help you maximize your practice time!  — August 19th, 2020 1. Set Your Environment It is always a good idea to set the environment for your practice, especially if you get easily […]
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Now that we are spending so much time at home, we thought it was the right time to share an impressive list curated by The New York times featuring 11 excellent documentaries you can binge-watch on Netflix.  — August 6th, 2020 There is a wide variety of concerts available on Netflix, including “Springsteen on Broadway,” Beyoncé’s “Homecoming,” and “Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.” However, performances alone don’t tell the entire story of a musical act or a musician’s life.  […]
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The American College of Cardiology recently conducted a study with patients who suffered from post-infarction angina, and the results were fascinating!  — July 23rd, 2020 Nearly 700,000 people survive a heart attack in the U.S. each year, and it is estimated that roughly 1 in 9 heart attack survivors experience subsequent episodes of chest pain and anxiety within the first 48 hours. But, thanks to a recent study conducted by the American College of Cardiology, we now know music can […]
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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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Although we genuinely believe there are no “easy” or “hard” musical instruments, some instruments indeed require more experience. Today we will share 5 instruments that you should probably put off learning for later until you have a more extensive musical knowledge. — June 11th, 2020 In no particular order, here are the 5 “hardest” instruments to learn how to play: • Organ One of the most iconic instruments is also one of the most complex ones. The organ is perhaps […]
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Music makes life better in so many ways. It elevates mood, reduces stress, and eases pain. Music can even improve workout endurance and increase our enjoyment of challenging activities. But is listening to music the smart choice for students who want to optimize their learning? — March 25th, 2020 Although a lot has been said, it truly depends on the person’s personality. A new study by Manuel Gonzalez of Baruch College and John Aiello of Rutgers University suggests that for […]
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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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It is said that music has healing capabilities and a soothing effect on our emotions as it helps us de-stress, relax, and changes our mood for better. But if you are an expecting mother, or know someone who is, there are many incredible effects of listening to music during pregnancy. — February 10th, 2020 Some of the benefits of listening to music while pregnant not only has a soothing and uplifting effect on expecting mothers but also a positive influence […]
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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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Have you ever wondered how deaf or hearing-impaired people experience music? Or if they do at all? As musicians and music lovers, it is hard to imagine a world without melodies. Nonetheless, it turns out that deaf people do experience music— only differently!  December 10th, 2019 To start things off, here’s a quick video of a person who is deaf, explaining how she experiences music. A very important thing to remember when talking about this topic is that there are so many […]
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We listen to thousands of songs throughout our lives, and sometimes it can be hard to remember all the words of your favorite track— especially if you haven’t heard it for a while. Believe it or not, artists go through the same problem with some of their songs; the difference is they have come up with tips and hacks to help them remember!  December 5th, 2019 Below we will share six effective ways to memorize song lyrics much faster: 1 […]
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Your breath speeds up, your pulse races. Your throat tightens as your palms sweat, and you feel sick to your stomach. Do not worry. It is called stage fright! Learn how to cope with it, so it does not drown out your performance.  November 21st, 2019 It is very common for artists to suffer from stage fright, especially at the beginning of their careers. It is entirely reasonable and quite understandable to be nervous. Nonetheless, you cannot let it affect […]
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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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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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