About

Our mission

Introduce young children to the benefits of music

Values

  • To introduce children to the real recordings of Canada’s great virtuosos of classical music. Music quality is at the heart of our DNA.
  • Create the best for your children: the Mazaam app is based on a scientific foundation supported by the Canada Research Chair in Music and Learning at Laval University.
  • Value family game playing: featuring an augmented reality module, Mazaam puts forward the participation of the parent and child.

Objectives

Create a special moment for the child to develop his listening skills so that he discovers the beauty of classical music.

Enable your child to achieve targeted learning goals, such as improving concentration, logical reasoning and abstract thought, and stimulate auditory memory.

Give parents more opportunities to play with their children. The relationship with other people is indeed very important in social development, as children learn faster by interacting.

François Mario Labbé (C.M. C.Q., ASC) & Angèle Dubeau (O.C.,C.Q.,O.M.,DFA)

In 1987, François Mario Labbé founded Analekta. Today, over 30 years later, Analekta is considered Canada’s largest independent classical music record label and among the top 15 largest independent classical labels in the world. François Mario Labbé has dedicated his career to promoting music and making it accessible to larger audiences. This is why he initiated the Mazaam project.

One of the most prominent violin virtuosos of her generation, Angèle Dubeau has led an outstanding career for over 40 years in the great concert halls of the world. While her virtuosity and musicality have garnered numerous awards over the years, concertgoers love Angèle Dubeau for her captivating music, her extraordinary gift as a communicator, and her ability to connect with her audience. Today, she is more convinced than ever of the need to introduce classical music to a wider audience.

François Mario Labbé and Angèle Dubeau have joined forces on the Mazaam project’s educational mission with a single goal – to deliver the benefits of classical music to a new generation of listeners.

Jonathan Bolduc, Ph. D.

Jonathan Bolduc has been devoted to pedagogy and research into early childhood music education for over 20 years. As the Canada Research Chair in Music and Learning, he is fuelled by innovation.

In designing the Mazaam application, he contributed his expertise in order to build the game experiences that your child will take part in. These games are a fun, easy, and completely original way to expose them to the benefits of music.

Team

François Mario Labbé
President, General Manager
Frédéric Wataré
Deputy General Manager
Camille Stringer
President’s Assistant
Denis Barnabé
Sales, Marketing & Communication Director
Pierre Coan
Marketing & Digital Strategy Coordinator
Julie M. Fournier
Musical Content Director
Sophie Tremblay
Finance Director
Nathalie Colin
Assistant Controller & Accounts Payable Clerk

Frequently Asked Questions

Mazaam is available in the following country :
– Canada

The global launch is scheduled for early September.

Mazaam supports the following languages :
– English
– French

You can change the language in the parent section> progress

An internet connection is not required to play with the Mazaam app, since all the gameplay elements are included in the file downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. The app weighs about 500MB and it is recommended to use a Wi-Fi connection to download the Mazaam app.

The absence of sound is an anomaly that is not related to the Mazaam app, but iOS. To solve this problem, go to this address https://youtu.be/SDf1LDcE95Q to view “IPad Sound Problem, No Sound on iPad Games, iPad without Sound on Apps: easy fix – iOS9, iOS 8 & 7”.

This video explains how to verify if all buttons and settings are correct for the sound to be heard. Once these verifications are done, if there is still no sound, follow the instructions provided in the video to proceed to the complete reboot of your device.
You followed the previous instructions and there is still no sound? This is a rare occurence. Some people suggest changing the operating system language settings for the device, by choosing any other language and then going back the desired language.

You can download and play with the Mazaam app for free, however you will only have access to one of the five music boxes in the game. Only one modest payment is required to access and play with the other four music boxes.

Mazaam has been designed for children aged 4 to 6, but slightly older kids can also have fun with it.

Mazaam is currently available through Apple’s App Store for iPad and iPhone devices. The app is currently under development for Android phones and tablets. Android users can register on Google Play to receive a notification when the app becomes available.

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