The Mazaam Academy puts new technologies at the service of musical initiation for young children

Press release - Mazaam Interactive announces the establishment of the Mazaam Academy and a partnership with distributor Brault & Bouthillier which will make Academy material available across Canada.

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Communicated - Mazaam Interactive announces the establishment of Mazaam Academy and a partnership with the distributor Brault & Bouthillier which will make Academy materials available across Canada.

Mazaam Academy offers a unique interactive solution aimed at preschool and lower primary teachers as well as early childhood educators, with or without musical knowledge.

The Mazaam + Academy includes among others:
• Computer software and interactive whiteboard (IWB);
• Fun and educational activity sheets;
• The Mazaam mobile application;
• A repertoire of great classical music sound recordings; quality performed by renowned musicians;
• And many other activities.

Designed from work carried out by the Canada Research Chair in Music and Learning, the solution put forward by the Mazaam Academy uses classical music as an educational tool. It brings together individual or group musical activities that support the development of certain skills related to the musical, physical, motor, emotional, social, language and cognitive development of the child.

“Our institutions have gradually abandoned music education over the past 25 years. If we do nothing, classical music could disappear within a generation as Kent Nagano wrote in his last book. A reflection that we share and which has prompted us to develop a turnkey, accessible digital solution that facilitates the sharing of the benefits of music to pre-school children. A gift they will have for life! »Affirms François Mario Labbé, president and founder of Mazaam Interactive and of Analekta, the biggest record company of
classical music in Canada.

“The Mazaam Academy is a real crush! This educational musical awakening program is dynamic and captivating for children. In addition, it is suitable for teachers ”, declares Sophie Turcot, Category Director at Brault & Bouthillier.

The Mazaam application was launched in 2019 and was named by the American magazine PARENTS as the best application of the year 2020 for the musical awakening of young children ("Best Musical Basics") as part of its survey The Best Learning Apps for Kids. She has also been recognized and certified by the renowned English site Educational App Store and is also the recipient of a Parent and Teacher Choice Award.

About Mazaam Interactive
Mazaam Interactive offers an innovative digital experience and useful entertainment that introduces you to the benefits of classical music. To do this, the company joins forces with the best experts in music education, digital entertainment for children and classical music production.

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Martine Rioux
Martine Rioux
After studying public communication, Martine worked as a journalist for various publications, before pursuing her career as an interactive communications consultant at La Capitale, a financial group, then at Québec Numérique, an organization she took over as general manager before making the jump. as political advisor in the office of the Minister for Digital Government Transformation. Today she is the online Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Manager at l'École branchée. Her dream: that everyone has access to technology and can use it as a tool for learning and opening up to the world.

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