Australian Council on Children and the Media

Musilla Music School - Rosamosi ehf

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Mussila Music School is a fun, educational app for familiarising children with different aspects of music; such as melody, rhythm, and instruments. The app is completely free from ads. There are free in-app extensions downloadable from the app store, protected through a maths problem. Suitable for kids aged 5 years and older.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Musilla Music School was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 25 March 2019.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Musilla Music School
Developed by: Rosamosi ehf
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: The app is intuitive and contains no written instructions (except instructions when parents' permission is required). While being safe, the app is likely a bit too complex for children under 4.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Musilla Music School contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

Our Reviewer considered all available features in this review.

App description

Musilla Music School is divided into three main learning categories: Instruments, Rhythm, and Melody. Each category contains up to over a hundred little playful exercises that teach children to recognise and identify rhythms, to recognise the sound and look of various instruments, as well as to recognise and identify melodies. Each exercise is intuitive, and the player gets as many attempts to master the task as he or she needs. While progressing through the exercises, the player is awarded stars and earns in-app currency which can be traded in for example for additional instruments, or outfits for game characters. Beside these tutorials, there are several free in-app extensions that can be downloaded from the app store. Those include a keyboard tutorial, as well as music-based games, like experimenting with turntables, joining a jam session and arranging a band, recording own music sequences, and playing tilt and tap games.

Reviewers comments

This app offers children a fantastic opportunity to engage with music and to pick up music-related skills and knowledge while enjoying games and challenges. Appealing high-quality animations and sounds, as well as an intuitive trial and error approach motivate and allow children to learn about music with no previous knowledge or education necessary. While playing Mussila, children learn to identify the sound as well as appearance of classical instruments such as guitar, violin, piano, tuba, harp, cello, counter bass, banjo, organ, keyboard, marimba, percussion. They learn to pay attention to and identify rhythms as well as melodies while comparing the sound to sheet music. Earning awards and in-App currency provides an additional motivation to succeed. The free extensions offer the player the opportunity to become creative and productive, extending on the skill of reading music by replicating a melody on a piano keyboard. The creators also cater for some motor-skill/dexterity-based fun by including some tilt and tap games.

In App purchasing

The 'In app-purchases' in this game are actually free of cost extensions. They require solving a maths problem to get to the app store and download. 

Online information

It is not necessary to create an account, provide any personal details, or connect with social media in order to play the game. There is no connectivity with social media or interaction with other users.

Gambling

  • At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

  • None of concern.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

  • None of concern.

Coarse language

  • None of concern.

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