TONGO MUSIC APP
Tongo Music is a fun, engaging educational app about music – for kids and the whole family. No ads, and no in-app purchases.
Winner of a Parents´Choice Gold Award in 2017. Best of AppStore 2016 by Apple.
In this lovingly designed app, you will discover music, and the world of classical music in particular. All stories are presented through audio and animation, so children of all ages can explore the app – even those without reading skills. And, of course, children can make music themselves, by playing piano or percussion instruments. Learning with fun.
The app is produced by experienced music teachers and illustrators for children of kindergarten and primary school age, and the whole family. With carefully selected audio samples from masterpieces of classical music, and with delightful illustrations you will love.
Made with love, without advertising, in-app purchases or data usage.
In the app for kids – Tongo Music, there is much to explore:
- Musical instruments – piano, violin, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet and guitar – presented in child-friendly animation and sound.
- Music symbols – notes, clefs, pause and note values are explained playfully, and with short exercises.
- Piano – known pieces in extracts supplemented by an interactive piano keyboard for users to play their own tunes.
- Percussion – timpani, drum, xylophone, triangle – for kids to play their own rhythms.
In the app Tongo Music, children will discover excerpts of famous works by the following composers:
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Franz Schubert
- Robert Schumann
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Joseph Haydn
- Franz Liszt
- Frédéric Chopin
- Antonin Dvorak
- Marc -Antoine Charpentier
- Luigi Boccherini
- Camille Saint-Saëns
- Nikolai A. Rimsky-Korsakov
- Francisco de Tárrega.
Even parents and grandparents will have fun using the app! To help you enjoy the app with your child, we have developed a short manual you can download here
With bright colors and friendly shapes Amsterdam based Illustrator Sue Doeksen has created the character ‘Tongo’ and his wonderful world. From the early stages in her career her work has covered different types of techniques from physical, digital, pencil-drawn, paper-cut, and animated. Her unique trademark is playful compositions with bold, simple friendly shapes.
Music for kids is our mission. For more than 15 years, we have specialized in teaching music, with a focus on classical music for children in digital media. Our aim is to promote (classical) music from early childhood onwards. We develop attractive products for children, and fill them with music. With child-friendly illustrations and small interactive games, we arouse curiosity and enthusiasm. Classical music becomes enjoyable and natural for kids to listen to. And many parents and grandparents might enjoy learning with them! Classic for kids and the entire family.
Every day, our products inspire hundreds of children. Teachers in nurseries and primary schools regularly work with our materials. And every day, we get as many letters from children as we do from enthusiastic parents.
With many award-winning projects under her belt, founder Ruth Bersch-Gómez is a pioneer of music education in digital media. Since studying piano at the Academy of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar (Germany), Ruth has developed many digital projects for children. Her team of experienced illustrators, designers and programmers is always looking for new ways to harness the playful curiosity of children in digital media for music. Learning with fun is the credo of Firstconcert Productions, a young company from the famously creative city of Berlin.