Thanks to the Parent Teacher Organization, the music program welcomes the Q-Chord to our instrument collection. The Q-Chord is a beautiful instrument for music therapy as it is a one man band combining an electronic keyboard and guitar. All the preschool classes this week watched with wide eyes as they listened to a full instrumental track of one instrument. They all loved strumming up and down, fast and slow like a guitar and even pushing the buttons, like a piano. This has reinforced the concept of slow, taking turns, and listening. This week, we have used it to sing “Happy Birthday” and “Good-bye.” Compared to a guitar, I can get closer to the students to strum a Q-Chord and not worry if they are strumming too hard that may hurt the guitar strings or if someone is messing with the guitar pegs. With a variety of instrument choices (e.g. harp, voices, strings) and variety of rhythm styles (ballad, jazz, bossa nova) the students are captured in how one instrument can make so many different cool music. Even the teachers love it!
We look forward to exploring the Q-Chord.