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We all know the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. They are all string instruments; even if you don’t think they have anything else in common, they do! Today, we’ll explore a few of their similarities. — Monday, March 25th The world of stringed instruments is as diverse as it is captivating, offering a rich tapestry of sounds and styles to explore. Among the myriad options, the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele are beloved favorites, each with unique charm and character. Despite their […]
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Music, with its captivating melodies and rhythmic beats, holds a profound influence on children’s development. From the soothing lullabies that calm infants to the playful tunes that spark creativity in toddlers, music plays a pivotal role in shaping various aspects of a child’s growth.  — Thursday, March 21st In this post, we delve into how music aids children’s development and why fostering a musical environment is crucial for their overall well-being. 1. Cognitive Development At the core of music’s impact […]
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In video games, where visuals often take center stage, it’s easy to overlook music’s profound impact. However, delve a little deeper, and you’ll discover that music is not merely background noise but a crucial element that can elevate gameplay experiences to new heights.  — Tuesday, March 12th From setting the mood to enhancing immersion, the role of music in video games is as diverse as it is influential. In video games, where visuals often take center stage, it’s easy to […]
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At 123 Rock, we bring you fun and easy-to-follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs and help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. This month, we are sharing the chords for “End of Beginning” by Djo, the stage name for […]
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Are you just starting with the violin? It’s crucial as a beginner to establish a solid foundation upon which to build your skills. Beginning with the violin can feel daunting, and it’s best to take your time learning. Below, we outline three fundamental violin techniques that beginners should master before delving into more advanced concepts. — Thursday, February 15th  Playing the violin is a journey filled with challenges and rewards, and mastering various techniques is essential for becoming a proficient […]
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At 123 Rock, we bring you fun and easy-to-follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs and help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. For this month we would like to share the chords for the number one song currently in […]
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The extensive array of available options for digital keyboards can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers or those guiding their children into the world of music. With terms like digital keyboards, portable keyboards, arranger workstations, and digital pianos circulating, it’s crucial to understand their distinctions and similarities! — Friday, February 9th  Acoustic vs. Digital Keyboards Regarding keyboards, it’s crucial to grasp the difference between acoustic and digital instruments. Acoustic pianos produce sound through the vibration of physical strings when struck by […]
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Music is an incredible way for kids to discover more about themselves and the world. It’s not just about having fun and clapping along; music also helps them learn important skills as part of their early education. Check out these six fantastic children’s books about music, perfect for every young child to enjoy! — Monday, January 29th Encouraging your child’s love for music can be as simple as combining their fascination with sound and enjoyment of picture books. Introducing musical […]
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At 123 Rock, we bring you fun and easy-to-follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs and help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. For this month, we want to share a short little Halloween tune that Marcos wrote a few […]
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Even though they are often associated with piano or bells, most Christmas songs can be easily adapted to acoustic guitar with just a few chords; this is especially true for Christmas carols and popular holiday favorites. This list will focus on beginner-friendly songs for guitar players.  — Thursday, November 30th  1. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 2. Joy To The World 3. We Three Kings 4. Jingle Bells Rock 5. Frosty The Snowman  6. Rocking Around The […]
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 Finding Thanksgiving songs can be more challenging compared to Christmas songs. However, we’ve curated a collection of 15 of our favorite Thanksgiving songs for you to create an awesome playlist. This way, you’ll have the perfect soundtrack while you decorate the dinner table, prepare stuffing and numerous casseroles, or help the kids create hand turkeys and seasonal crafts.  — Wednesday, November 22nd “Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler “Thanksgiving Day” by Ray Davies “I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For” by […]
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This guide provides a comprehensive overview of what you need to know before purchasing your first piano. It covers essential factors to consider and explores the different types of pianos available. By the end, you’ll have all the information necessary to choose the perfect piano for your needs and preferences. — Tuesday, November 14th  Things to Consider When Buying Your First Piano Before purchasing your dream piano, it’s important to consider a few factors that will help you make the […]
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At 123 Rock, we bring you fun and easy-to-follow Chord Charts with Lyrics as well as sheet music to some of your favorite songs. These accurate chord charts will help you play your favorite songs and help you get familiar with chord changes in different keys. These chords can be used for Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukelele, or any other instrument of your choice. For this month, we want to share a short little Halloween tune that Marcos wrote a few […]
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We frequently receive inquiries regarding the proper cleaning of string instruments. To assist you in maintaining your violin, viola, or cello in optimal condition for longevity and improved sound quality, we have prepared a helpful guide. Follow these steps to ensure your instrument remains in perfect condition for years to come. — Monday, October 16th   General Cleaning of a Violin, Viola, or Cello To keep your instrument in good condition, follow these simple cleaning tips: Wash your hands before […]
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Learning a new musical instrument, be it your first or just the latest, takes time and dedication. The process can feel different for kids and adults, but don’t worry, being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t rock it, and starting young doesn’t guarantee you’ll be a maestro. What really counts is how consistent and committed you are to learning. Up next, we’ve got some handy strategies and tips to help you on your musical adventure. — Tuesday, October 10th   […]
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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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