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It is the start of a New Year! And with every new year come the infamous ‘new year resolutions.’ Thus, we all know more than one of us is trying to lose that ‘extra’ weight we gained during the holidays. If this is your case, read on to find out how music can help stick to your diet! — January 5, 2018 If you are dieting and have had a bad day at work, you may go home craving comfort […]
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Can music make us smarter? Research suggests that from as early as 16 weeks of pregnancy, when the auditory function is forming, babies begin their musical development. Their early adaptive exposure to sounds, including those familiar sounds of parents’ voices, enhance extraordinary processing skills. — December 11, 2017 Neuroscience teaches us that a child’s brain is plastic. By this, we mean it is malleable and can change. The first year of life, more than any other year will see the most rapid […]
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Recent research shows that a high correlation exists between musical training for children and specific other mental abilities.The study was discussed at a session at a recent gathering of acoustics experts in Austin, Texas. — December 7, 2017 Laurel Trainor, director of the Institute for Music and the Mind at McMaster University in West Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues compared to preschool children who had taken music lessons with those who did not. Those with some training showed larger brain responses […]
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When we hear a familiar song, we are often able to recall a moment from our past that is connected to that tune. Learn why our favorite songs tickle our memory in various ways. — October 15, 2017 Music has been found to stimulate parts of the brain, and studies had demonstrated that music enhances the memory of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, including a study conducted at UC Irvine, which showed that scores on memory tests of Alzheimer’s patients improved […]
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This article examines intervention strategies music teachers can implement to combat bullying. Students enrolled in music ensembles may experience outsider status within the school community as a whole, thus contributing to heightened vulnerability and victimization. — October 2, 2017 In 2007, Texas Monthly magazine published an article chronicling the experiences of high school musicians competing for positions in Texas all-state ensembles. Many music educators were simultaneously delighted and a bit uncomfortable as they read the article. On the one hand, […]
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Headphones can seem like a ‘must-have’ in a college library, a function of responsible students’ attempts to isolate themselves from the conversations and noises around them. However, another form of distraction may be coming right up those cables. — September 28, 2017 “Music with lyrics is very likely to have a problematic effect when you’re writing or reading,” said Clifford Nass, a professor at Stanford University. “Probably less of an effect on math, if you’re not using the language parts […]
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An Oxford professor says high-pitched music accentuates the sweetness in food, making it more palatable to children. Don´t believe us? Keep up reading! — September 7, 2017 Parents of young children know that mealtimes can turn into a horrendous battleground, but it could be worse – you could add the sound of wind chimes into the mix. Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at the University of Oxford whose work in multisensory eating has influenced the chef Heston Blumenthal, has […]
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Neurologists at the University of Washington have just developed a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument — no movement required! — August 28, 2017 There are some fantastic examples of how smart electroencephalography (EEG) interfaces can allow people to control everything from drones to prosthetic limbs using their thoughts. A brainwave-reading musical instrument could help empower and rehab patients with motor disabilities. Its creators hope the technology can be used to help enable and rehab patients who have motor disabilities, resulting from stroke, spinal […]
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A robot developed by researchers at Georgia Tech has a knack for music that would have made Beethoven jealous. — July 17, 2017 Shimon is a robot that composes and plays his own beats. He uses a process called deep neural learning along with artificial intelligence to decode different genres of music eventually creating his own chimes on the marimba. Dr. Gil Weinberg, the director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, created Shimon nearly 10 years ago, but now […]
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Scientists are discovering that certain playlists can boost brain activity and treat anxiety and depression. — July 11, 2017 For many, music is the ultimate motivator. Our favorite songs get us off the couch and onto the crag or the trail. Athletes know music is a performance enhancer, and the science backs them up: Two years ago, a study by researchers at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, showed that subjects who listened to custom playlists were consistently able to generate […]
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Want to blast through your next project? Create a playlist that complements the work you’re doing. — July 3, 2017 Listening to music can help us focus on busy and noisy office environments. But to help us be truly productive, the kind of music we listen to should complement the work we are doing, according to Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project. Whether he’s writing or completing research for his next book, Bailey is almost always listening to a […]
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Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior. — June 21, 2017 The individualized music program designed for nursing homes, called Music and Memory, didn’t improve mood problems, but patients who listened to music tailored to their tastes and memories did need less anti-anxiety and antipsychotic medication, researchers found. “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can result in aggressive or other severe behaviors, which affect people’s lives and […]
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 A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports found a link between crying to music and feeling pleasure. — May 24, 2017 If you deal with sadness by belting along to Adele and crying it out, you’re not the only one — and it might be beneficial for your health. It may seem counterproductive to listen to sad music when you’re feeling down, but new research shows that there’s a scientific reason for why we love crying to our […]
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Bullying is a serious issue facing youth today. Based on concepts of social learning theory and existing music therapy research with adolescents, Dr. Silverman & Shafer provide suggestions of music therapy interventions for both bullies and victims. — April 21, 2017 Bullying is a growing worldwide problem largely affecting school-aged youth and, to date, there is no music therapy literature specific to bullying. As a result, there is no guidance for applying theoretical frameworks or for developing music therapy interventions […]
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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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