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The American College of Cardiology recently conducted a study with patients who suffered from post-infarction angina, and the results were fascinating!  — July 23rd, 2020 Nearly 700,000 people survive a heart attack in the U.S. each year, and it is estimated that roughly 1 in 9 heart attack survivors experience subsequent episodes of chest pain and anxiety within the first 48 hours. But, thanks to a recent study conducted by the American College of Cardiology, we now know music can […]
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Several worldwide competitions have banned the use of headphones and portable audio players, as it is considered a performance enhancer. Many athletes, especially runners, have protested this rule. But can music truly enhance athletic performance? The short answer is yes! — July 15th, 2020 Dr. Costas Karageorghis, the world-leading researcher on music for performance — who has conduct  100+ scientific studies, explains that  music can be “a type of legal performance-enhancing drug.” More so, music does not only enhance an […]
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Most of us have snoozed to music before. But, could it be true that some tunes can help you fall asleep or help you sleep better?  — June 19th, 2020 Michael Breus, Ph.D., sleep expert and author, explains that there is data that suggests that music can help people fall asleep. More so, the music-sleep connection has been supported in studies all over the world. As a result, music has shown to help people with chronic sleep problems, schizophrenia, and […]
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Studies are showing that learning to play an instrument can bring significant improvements in your brain. — February 6th, 2020 A growing number of studies show that music lessons in childhood can provide many benefits for the long run, as we age, in the form of an added defense against memory loss, cognitive decline, and diminished ability to distinguish consonants and spoken words. According to neuropsychologist Brenda Hanna­-Pladdy, of Emory University in Atlanta,  the reason is that musical training can […]
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Scottish research conducted at Heriot-Watt University has found that playing an instrument can stave off aging. The study adds weight to campaigns by performers, such as violinist Nicola Benedetti, that musical education can have a lifelong effect on school children. November 6th, 2019 The study found that “learning and playing a musical instrument may be associated with cognitive differences in older age.”  Sixty people aged 60 to 88 years old, half of whom played music, were recruited from around Edinburgh […]
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What impact does music have on a baby that is growing inside a mother’s womb? This question has baffled experts, resulting in several research works to understand the influence of music on an unborn baby. — November 30th, 2018 Medical experts have carried out various studies on pregnant women to find out the effects of music on unborn babies. According to the results, unborn babies who were exposed to music while in the womb showed a significant improvement in their overall […]
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Research shows tunes can make your workout easier. Here’s how to take full advantage. — November 13th, 2018 As humans, we are hardwired to respond to rhythm. If you’ve ever reflexively tapped your toes, drummed your fingers, or bob your head to a catchy tune, you know this to be true. “It’s a very inherent thing,” says Jasmin Hutchinson, Ph.D., who’s an associate professor of exercise science and sports studies and the director for sport and exercise psychology at Springfield […]
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We know music can affect our mood for better or for worse. But how? Read more to find out!  — October 17th, 2018 New evidence published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that music therapy can improve the mental health of people with depression. A group of scientists: Anna Maratos, Mike J. Crawford, and Simon Procter examined possible mechanisms of action of this complex intervention and suggest that music therapy partly is effective because active music-making within the therapeutic frame offers the patient […]
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Music-making AI software advanced so much in the past few years that today it is a viable tool that can and is being used by producers to help in the creative process.  — September 19th, 2018 Using AI as a tool to make music or aid musicians have been in practice for over a decade. In the ‘90s, David Bowie helped develop an app called the Verbasizer, which took the literary source material and randomly reordered the words to create new […]
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‘Hit’ songs are big business, so there is an incentive for composers to try to tease out those ingredients that might increase their chances of success. However, it is no easy task due to the complexity of mixtures that go into making a song. But Natalia Komarova, a mathematician at the University of California, Irvine, thinks she has cracked the problem.  — September 10th, 2018 Dr. Komarova and her colleagues collected information on music released in Britain between 1985 and 2015. […]
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Lullabies aren’t just for babies—they’re great for adults, too. Learn about the all-natural sleep aid that helps you fall asleep fast and wake up refreshed.  — August 31st, 2018 According to a recent article published by the Sleep Organization, using soothing music to wind down before bed each night is perfectly acceptable—even encouraged—as a relaxation technique. It turns out that bedtime listening can even help people with sleep disorders by boosting sleep quality and quantity. The benefits may not happen overnight—it […]
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If you’ve taken the time to learn music or to speak another language, you’ve also trained your brain into being more efficient, according to a new study.  — June 6, 2018 Researchers at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute conducted a study where they analyzed brain activity while participants completed simple tasks. Non-surprisingly they found that musicians and people who are bilingual utilized fewer brain resources when completing a working memory task. Also, these people showed they had a better working memory. However, scientists […]
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Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance.
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New York Times analysis of Spotify data has found that the songs we listen to during our teen years set our musical taste as adults.  — February 16, 2018 The NYT analyzed every Billboard chart-topping song released between 1960 and 2000. The study concluded that for men, the most critical period for forming musical taste is between the ages of 13 to 16. Men were, on average, aged 14 when their favorite song was released. For women, the most crucial […]
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Studies have shown that singing has some of the same health benefits as exercise. All types of singing have positive psychological effects, for example, the releasing of endorphins the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemical.  — January 29, 2018 All types of singing have positive psychological effects. But of all sorts of singing, it’s choral singing that seems to have the most dramatic impact on people’s lives. A study published in Australia in 2008 revealed that on average, choral singers rated their […]
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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

2016-10-06T01:13:27-07:00

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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