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The beginning of a friendship

Monica Szabo - Psiholog
Oradea

- 2004-Mar-1 -
music therapy

She takes the instrument out of my hand, she looks at me and then she starts to sing... At first, she only gets one sound. She looks at me again less suspicious, with some sort of a joy... She’s so delighted that she feels the need of carrying on. She’s singing now the song of our friendship. A few moments later we’re singing together.

(Many thanks to the volunteers from Chance for Life Foundation for helping with the translation of this article!)

Monica Szabo is a psychologist at the Preparatory School no.1, from the district of Oradea. This school is rolling on a music program with the help of “Music as Therapy”, 2002.

Musical instruments and music in general have become for me the main form of initiating the relationship that bounds me and the children who come to my office. Musical instruments are the first things which give us a common basis; they are the foundation of our friendship. I’m talking about shy, anxious children who encounter difficulties in relating to others – they are kids of 3 or 4 years old.

I`ll tell you my first meeting with a little girl. She looked suspiciously towards me while I was playing the cymbals. Then I gently started to play the triangle. I wonder how this imitation of”Jingle Bells” sounds at the end of March? I can see in her eyes a pleasant memory revealed by this silvery jingle. Will this memory and her curiosity overcome that immense fear that she feels - that fear which draws her into my office?

After a while, the strained little hands open and reach towards the triangle... I wait... I wait for her to be sure of what she wants; I wait for her to reach the instrument so that she would be the one who touches it first... I wait for her to come to me... She takes the instrument out of my hand, she looks at me and then she starts to sing... At first, she only gets one sound. She looks at me again less suspicious, with some sort of a joy... She’s so delighted that she feels the need of carrying on. She’s singing now the song of our friendship. A few moments later we’re singing together.

(March 2004)

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