National deployment in Estonia

Estonian Government Announces Groundbreaking Association with the French Web-Based Music Learning Platform Meludia.

Paris / Tallinn, November 26, 2015
The Republic of Estonia has signed a unique and groundbreaking partnership with the French web-based music learning platform, Meludia. Starting December 1, 2015, and throughout the entire month of December, access to the Meludia platform will be made available free of charge to every citizen and resident of this Baltic nation of 1.3 million inhabitants, offering music literacy to their entire population. This event culminates the ‘Year of Music in Estonia’, a major celebration throughout 2015.

Estonia, known worldwide as a high-tech superpower, has long been a developer and advocate of using innovative technological tools for government and social services. This is now extending into the sphere of music education and in so doing will give nationwide access to music learning on an unprecedented scale.
Estonia is, in spite of its size, recognized as a major force in the world of music. Apart from the renowned composer Arvo Pärt, Estonia has a long tradition of great composers, musicians, choral ensembles, as well as giant song festivals and choral events. The so-called ‘Singing Revolution’, that took place in the country between 1987 and 1991 was instrumental in Estonia gaining independence from the Soviet Union by spontaneous mass singing demonstrations and underlines the importance that music plays in the country’s history and identity. 

“Meludia is a phenomenal way to study the fundamentals of music in private. This system focuses largely on the users’ intuition and natural musicality, something often lost in many schools of musical training. Meludia is equally appropriate for advanced musicians as it is for beginners. The sounds are beautiful and of the highest quality, and visually it is a pleasure to use. I would highly recommend this programme to anyone eager to explore their inner musicality, or develop their hearing in a natural and highly enjoyable way.”
Nicola Benedetti, concert violinist
The Paris-based French music education company, Meludia, began operations in 2012 and since then has garnered many prestigious awards, such as the Gold Medal at the 2014 International Concours Lépine for Innovation, as well as placing as finalist for best music innovator at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in 2015, among others. Its revolutionary approach to music learning has been recognised and endorsed by a growing number of world-famous musicians and educators, among them renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, violinist Linus Roth and by professors at MIT in Boston and the Sorbonne University in Paris. 
“Estonia celebrates ‘The Year of Music’ in 2015 and the partnership with Meludia is one of the highlights of the whole year. Meludia is a fun and innovative educational tool which helps to increase the overall understanding of music and appreciate the underlying principles and nuances of musical composition. I hope there is a lot to discover for all Estonians, regardless of their age and musical background.”.
Indrek Saar
Estonian Minister of Culture
”It gives me great pleasure to enter into this partnership with a country that considers music as an important part of its national identity and who has put music education at the forefront.”. 
Bastien Sannac
Meludia CEO

About Meludia

Meludia’s revolutionary approach to music learning has been recognized and endorsed by a growing number of world-famous institutions, ensembles, musicians and educators, including professors at MIT in Boston and the Sorbonne University in Paris. Built and based upon 30 years of research, the ‘Meludia Method’ is unique, in that it aggregates several recognized music learning methods, including Orff, Willems, Dalcroze, Kodály and Martenot, as well as recent advances in cognitive science, including reinforcement learning and implicit learning. What makes the internet application of the ‘Meludia Method’ exceptional, is that it is an interactive and progressive tool, that is also fun to use. In developing the user’s ability to understand and better appreciate the language of music, the ‘Meludia Method’ naturally raises the level of engagement and motivation and, at the same time, accelerates progress with a musical instrument.

The Meludia platform has also attracted international media attention through its large-scale deployment projects. Recently, the government of the Republic of Estonia selected Meludia for its entire population of 1.3 million, offering an access to music education for every man, woman and child in the nation.

The Paris-based French company Meludia began operations in 2012 and has since received many prestigious awards including the Gold Medal at the 2014 International Concours Lépine for Innovation, as well as placing as finalist for best music innovator at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in 2015.
“Meludia is what I’ve been waiting for since 25 years, for me and for my students.”
Linus Roth, concert violinist and professor