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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 is an unlimited amount of music genres in today’s world. But we can pin down the top ten genres by music album consumption in the United States in 2020. —  November 4th, 2021 1. Hip Hop/Rap  Rap has ruled the last 10 years of music. It seems an unstoppable force, with hip hop becoming the most popular genre in the country with 12.01% of album consumption.  2. Techno  Techno has also been a dominant genre of music in the […]
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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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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 no secret that learning a musical instrument for the first time or perfecting your skills takes time and practice. But, many tips can help you ease the process. Below, we share some of our favorites. — May 18th, 2020 Hack 1: Schedule Sessions We live a high-paced life, where our days are filled with tasks, to-dos, chores, and trying to keep up with our social lives. So, we’ve learned that the only way to overcome this “too busy […]
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Over the past several weeks, social activity has ground to a standstill due to the spread of the coronavirus. We know it hasn’t been easy, and after several weeks boredom starts to creep in. So, to keep you sane and entertained during these strange times, here’s a list of music-related activities to explore. — April 14th, 2020 1. Learn An Instrument You love live music, right? Well, how about learning to create it yourself? Learning an instrument can help you […]
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The physical and mental benefits of playing music have long been recognized. The piano, in particular, has been an excellent outlet for patients, creative expression, and those seeking a fun, relaxing hobby. But, in recent years, the benefits of playing the piano have only seen more evident— linking piano playing to a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy life. — February 25th, 2020 Below we will go over a few of the newfound, and forever known, benefits of […]
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Not everyone understands or sees the value of learning music theory. But, in reality, music theory is how you can better express yourself through your musical instrument. November 26th, 2019 Perhaps you’ve had a bad experience with music theory in the past. Or maybe the only things that you remember are weird Italian terms, some math and the stern face of your teacher as they tried to teach you, Chopin, when all you wanted to do was learn to play […]
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Sometimes being a musician is hard, especially if you are a guitarist. Thus, when we came across an article that mentioned seven great hacks to make our lives easier, we needed to share it with you! November 12th, 2019 According to Micky, from rockmyworld.com, a lot of  you guys will have seen a few of these. But, many others are not that obvious or popular! Thus, keep on reading… 1. Hack One: Use a pencil to tune Just to be […]
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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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We believe sharing is caring, so we decided to share with you a great resource from our friends at Lessonface.com, who created flashcards to help new learners memorize the names of the notes on the staff. April 5th, 2019 Important note: The templates below are made to print easily on home or office printers. They are completely free to use and share (not for re-sale). 1. The original. For piano. Bass and treble clefs with keyboards, and with bonus time […]
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When is it too late to start music lessons? Never. It is never too late to learn something new. To play and enjoy playing music you do not need to start at age 4. However, learning music as an adult is entirely different, and here’s why… March 13th, 2019 1. Adults are more mature than children.  They can understand music theory better in a shorter period of time. 2. Adults can have better muscle control compare to the children. Therefore, technical skills can […]
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Music blasts through the hallways of an Elementary School during rehearsals. But if you take a closer look, you won’t find any instruments. What you will see is students tapping away on iPads. January 16th, 2019 Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. Sanders Memorial Elementary in Land O’ Lakes, FL kids create full band sounds with ipads thanks to their music teacher James Coyne. […]
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Learning a musical instrument can be fun and rewarding, but perfecting your technique can take years of practice. Although you won’t be able to become a virtuoso overnight, there are several instruments you can pick up in just a few months. — December 28th, 2018 1. SNARE DRUM If you eventually want to play a drum set, you should start with the snare drum. A favorite of marching bands and orchestras around the world, the snare drum is essential to […]
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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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