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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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Cari Cole, CEO/Founder of CCVM: Label w/o Walls, singer/songwriter, and celebrity vocal coach of Grammy winners, recently published a list of tips and hacks for singers. It is designed to help artists get their vocal cords ready before a performance, and many renowned artists swear by it! — March 29th, 2021 The three-day rule is Cari’s magic formula, one she has used with clients over the past three decades. It’s a list of the dos and don’ts you should follow […]
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Nickelback once said: “We all just wanna be big rock stars / And live in hilltop houses, driving 15 cars.” But, the reality of stardom is very different. There are many things musicians and artists need to overcome to become famous or “relevant.” The truth is that to make it in music, you need to be prepared for the pitfalls. — March 9th, 2021 Last week “Sound Advice” – a new handbook for aspiring musicians by journalist Rhian Jones and […]
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As we mentioned before, listening to music benefits us individually and collectively. And today, we want to share what research tells us about the power of music to improve our physical, mental, and emotional health. Do you want to find out more? Keep on reading!  — March 5th, 2021 In 2009, archaeologists excavating a cave in southern Germany uncovered a flute carved from a vulture’s wing bone. The delicate artifact is the oldest known musical instrument on earth — indicating […]
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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, […]
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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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It has become increasingly common to see libraries filled with students wearing headphones while studying or reading. But, if that’s not your case, here’s a list of reasons why you should give it a try! — November 12th, 2020 Here are five benefits of listening to music while studying: I) Makes your Studying Fun While the jury is still out on whether hearing to music can benefit everyone or just a particular type of person, there’s no doubt that university […]
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Music therapy is a field of medicine where music is used to treat various conditions, much as a physical therapist might treat a patient. You can use some of their techniques to inspire your healing and manage your mental health. — November 6th, 2020 Below four tips to use music for healing purposes: 1. Put your creativity to good use! Performing music often is more potent than listening to music. Hence, if playing music is something that interests you, then […]
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Learning to play a musical instrument comes with a series of benefits and advantages, from building your confidence and enhancing your memory to widening your social circle. But, if you are not sure when/if you should take the plunge, here are five good reasons! — September 29th, 2020 Playing an instrument makes you smarter Many studies show a correlation between musical training and academic success in both children and adults. Science proves that learning to play an instrument stimulates the […]
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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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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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