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TV offers fun, exciting, and educational ways for children to encounter music. TV is always a great place to start, whether that means sing-along shows, musical drama, humorous music programs, or on-air lessons for kids who want to learn music basics! —– Wednesday, December 1st Today, we want to share five great television shows that help us teach music to kids while keeping them interested and entertained: Fraggle Rock  This show, called “FR” by its fans, is a joint production […]
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Like a spellchecker or photo editing software can save us from our mistakes, the audio program Auto-Tune can correct a singer’s wrong notes and wavering pitch. —– Friday, November 19th  Although the program is best known for the robotic vocal style that has dominated pop radio in recent years, Auto-Tune is widely used in the studio and at concerts to make artists’ sound pitch-perfect. But, the beauty of this software is that artists don’t have to sing, take after take, […]
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There’s a reason mothers softly sing to their babies, and it’s not because their grandmother told them to. It’s because they work! Yes, lullabies are scientifically proven to work. But, have you stopped to wonder why? In this post, we’ll shed some light on the subject! —  October 15th, 2021 A new study by Marieve Corbeil, a doctoral candidate at Université de Montréal, has confirmed something parents and caretakers have known intuitively for thousands of years: lullabies are the best way […]
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Music is a powerful thing. When we feel anxious or fearful, music can help bring about a sense of calmness and relaxation. Music’s ability to reduce anxiety and fear can be a helpful tool in our everyday lives. Here, we’ll learn how!  — September 22nd, 2021 There are many ways in which we can harness the soothing power of music. For example, consider the soothing effects of the music played in a spa or a restorative yoga class. In those […]
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Studies show that some of the most successful people in all walks of life are musicians or former musicians. But why are there so many artists at the top of so many industries? Is it just a coincidence, or can there be a co-relation? The truth is, there are many success tips we can learn from artists and musicians and apply to our everyday life. — September 14th, 2021 Below are some of the best success tips from musicians that […]
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It is no secret that music has the power to make us feel. Whether it is laughing, cry, reminiscing, or even relaxing, since we can remember, music has evoked emotions. And the same applies to moods! Music has been known to affect mood — joy, annoyance, and everything in between. However, the question is not “if,” but “why” music makes us feel.   Thankfully, a lot has been said about this topic, so keep on reading! — September 9th, 2021 Music enthusiasts, scientists, […]
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Learning music theory is not always easy, especially when you have words you cannot remember. But, once you get the hang of specific terms, your music theory learning journey will be smooth as silk! — August 26th, 2021 Musicradar.com published a Music Theory Glossary with the essential terms, and so we took the liberty of choosing ten terms we believe are indispensable when learning music theory for the first time.  1. Ascending Rising in pitch or going up the piano keyboard […]
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Don’t feel like working out? Turn up the tunes and get to it. Are you having trouble focusing? Put on some classical music. Need to shake a bad mood? Find some upbeat music and turn it up! We all know music significantly impacts our mood, stress, energy levels, and more. But, there are plenty of other scientific facts about music you might not know about, today we’ll talk about some of the ones we find more interesting. — July 20th, […]
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Does music therapy simply consist of music used therapeutically? The short answer is no. This article will explain what music therapy truly entails and go over the different types and most common methods.  — June 28th, 2021 Throughout the years, there have been many different definitions attributed to music therapy. One of the most widely accepted was rendered by professor Kenneth E. Bruscia who defined it as ‘an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all of its […]
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Every decade represents a shift in the music industry. And if there is one thing that 2020 taught us about the future of music in the digital age: nothing is set in stone. So, here we will look at the most common and foreseeable trends for this second half of the year.  — June 25th, 2021 1. Social Media Livestreams  Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and other streaming, social media channels allow millions of people to come together digitally. Advances in social […]
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When a composer writes a symphony or song, they break down the piece of music into more manageable subdivisions. The smallest of those subdivisions are known as musical measures or musical bars. Below we’ll talk a bit about those measures what they are important, how to read them, and more! — June 7th, 2021 When a musician writes a symphony or song, they break down the music into more manageable subclasses. The smallest of those subdivisions are called musical measures […]
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Auditory stimulation and language development are closely related. Hearing is a window that enables you to stimulate your baby’s speech development in many ways. Listening to music is one of them. The same goes for encouraging children to learn to identify sounds, sing songs, and participate in activities. — May 28th, 2021 Many scientific studies indicate that music undeniably stimulates children positively. One study, in particular, conducted by the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin (USA), concluded that […]
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Knowing how to care for your instrument correctly is essential if you want it to last. There are many things to consider, and a few changes or add-ons to your daily routine can go a long way.   — May 13th, 2021 Below we will share a few tips to consider when handling and caring for your musical instrument:  1. Clean your instrument correctly A key aspect of caring for your instrument is keeping it clean. So, before you play, make […]
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A perfectly trained ear is one of the most significant assets you can have as a musician or artist. Yet, many musicians don’t take the time to develop their ear! Instead, they rely on other abilities such as technical proficiency, experience, and gear. But, you’ll feel a lot more confident if you don’t have to rely on them.  — May 6th, 2021 Below we will share three exercises that can help you train and develop your ear. But, first thing’s […]
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Ranker.com recently released a list ranking the best musicals to ever run on stage! — whether on Broadway, the West End, or in small-town theaters worldwide. If you are a musical theater enthusiast like us, it is a list worth reading! — April 6th, 2021 The greatest musicals combine music, dancing, incredible stories, and a fantastic cast. And according to ranker.com, the best Broadway musicals are a cross-section of classic musicals like Les Miserables or Cats and new favorites like […]
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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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