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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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Our friends at Pitchfork released a video list with August’s ‘must-watch’ music clips. So, given that today is Monday we thought it could be a fun way to start the week!  — October 22nd, 2018 5. Clairo and SG Lewis: “Better” 4. Empress Of: “When I’m With Him” 3. Tyler, the Creator: “See You Again” feat. Kali Uchis 2. The 1975: “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” 1. Christine and the Queens: “5 Dollars” Comment below which one is your favorite! We will love to […]
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What kind of music should kids listen to at a young age? Here, five helpful tips on creating an appropriate musical library for your child.  — October 9th, 2018 1. Music is not Just for Listening Before you pick the songs, keep in mind that your child benefits from doing more than just listening. To get the full benefits of music, children need to sing, clap and dance along with the tunes. Singing and moving to music tells the brain […]
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If you were a child growing up in the late 90s or early 2000s, odds are you remember the most entertaining and hilariously nonsensical way of listening to music: HitClips.  — September 27th, 2018 Nicole Gallucci writes an ode to these peculiar devices and takes us on a trip down memory lane on her latest article published on Mashable.com. HitClips initially debuted as toys in select McDonald’s kid’s meals but became so popular that they transitioned to the main toy/electronics […]
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Researchers have pondered the possible therapeutic and mood-boosting benefits of music for centuries. Finally, a recent study confirms that music affects our mood.  — August 22nd, 2018 Recent research from Durham University and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland revealed that sad music brings most listeners pleasure and comfort. Conversely, the study found that for some people, sad music can cause negative feelings of profound grief. The research involved three surveys of more than 2,400 people in the United Kingdom and Finland, […]
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We all have to memorize music, lyrics, chords, dynamics and more. Thus, we decided to share some tips on how to improve your music memorization.  — July 26, 2018 Songs we like and song we’ve written ourselves are easy to memorize. However, memorizing all other songs can be daunting and requires some effort. Here, are some tips to help you through it:  Listen to the song you wish to memorize as much as possible. Put it on your iPod, mp3 […]
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It is no secret that we love the piano, and thus think that every kid could benefit from playing. However, this time our train of thought is backed up by science.  — July 20, 2018 A new study says learning to play specific instruments, especially the piano,  can help kids build up their language skills. “There’s evidence that early exposure to piano practice enhances the processing of sounds that extend not only from music but also into language,” says John […]
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Sadly the World Cup is coming to an end! But before it is all over, we decided it was appropriate to share with you a list of the ‘5 Best WorldCup’s songs.’  — July 10, 2018 Without further ado, here’s our list: 5. El Rock del Mundial – Los Ramblers (Chile 1962) 4. Futbol – Maryla Rodowicz (Germany 1974) 3. El Mundial – Ennio Morricone (Argentina 1978)  2. The Cup of Life – Ricky Martin (France 1998) 1. Waka Waka: This Time for Africa […]
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Millions are the people that go through life worried that they can’t sing. The reality is that they just haven’t learned how to yet. Here are 11 tips which can help anybody learn to sing in tune.  — June 25, 2018 f you haven’t already, take a tone deafness test to ensure your ears are capable of letting you sing in tune. Passed the test? Great! Now we can begin: 1. Find a safe starting note 2. Explore a higher (or lower) […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-08:00

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

2016-10-06T01:19:06-08:00

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

2016-10-06T01:20:25-08:00

- 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

2016-10-06T01:21:23-08:00

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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