Free music education offered to all Canadians as Calgary Philharmonic teams up with online platform Meludia

Free music education offered to all Canadians as Calgary Philharmonic teams up with online platform Meludia

Whether you're into Bach, or Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has a present for you.

To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, the CPO has partnered with an online music education platform to give all Canadians a chance to increase their music literacy — for free.

Paris-based Meludia offers 625 fun, interactive music lessons designed to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the language of music.

The award-winning program, which is based on 30 years of research, can accelerate progress in playing an instrument, improvising, composing or just having a better understanding when listening to music

"We believe that music literacy is a basic and fundamental human right, no different than the right to read, the right to write or the right to speak a language. We believe that a musically literate society is a happier, more harmonious and better society," said Meludia vice-president Kevin Kleinmann,

The program is being offered for free to anyone with a Canadian IP address for a one-year period.