Naxos is one of the most well known and respected names in classical music, and their app My First Classical Music App is a demonstration of their high quality and perseverance to get classical music into the hands of children.
Music appreciation is oftentimes a lost art, and My First Classical Music App gives kids a great introduction to classical music. The app introduces what the instruments sound like, who writes music, and where you hear music. The app introduces major composers and features high quality audio of some famous compositions.
Tap the words in My First Classical Music App to hear the text spoken aloud or tap pictures for animations. Much like an audio storybook, this app is ideal for story time; children can explore the app alone or with a parent or caregiver.
Musical examples come from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Holst’s Planets, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and even John Williams’ Harry Potter. Over 40 different pieces are featured in the app, and every instrument of the orchestra is explained. The lively characters and illustrations are engaging for children and make My First Classical Music App a complete auditory and visual app.
In addition for use by teacher and parents, My First Classical Music App is ideal for teachers who want to incorporate some music appreciation into their lectures. The app is available for iPad and costs $4.99.