A new children’s music app called Mussiland is set for release on the AppStore in January 2016. The original concept came from Margrét Júlíana Siguðurdóttir, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, a professional singer and musician, as well as mother. The idea for the app was born from Margrét’s desire to create an accessible and fun way for young children to engage with the often-perplexing field of music theory.
The app functions as a game kids can play, utilizing various aspects of video game mechanics along with original and appealing visuals. In playing, children are also learning fundamentals of music theory. Another selling point of the game is that it not only helps kids develop their skills individually, but it invites them to share their music with friends, family, and other players, thereby placing their learning in a social realm.
The developers of the app, Rosamosi, are running a Kickstarter campaign to accomplish the final stages of the app’s development. As a showcase for the product before its release next year, Rosamosi is hosting an interactive event in Reykjavík’s concert hall Harpa on Sunday November 15, from 14:00-17:00. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are invited to come and explore Mussiland.