The Blog

2015 National Service Learning Conference

On April 10, 2015, Chase Goddard and Austin Weber presented their lessons learned from starting “A-Chord with Kids” at the 2015 National Service Learning Conference in Washington, D.C. The ...

A-Chord Student Becomes a Teacher

We are thrilled that Isabella, who joined “A-Chord with Kids” as a student during our inaugural session, is now a teacher! Isabella taught voice and piano during Session 5 and is one of our ...

Karaoke at Wildcat Weekend!

Many thanks to all our volunteers who helped raise money for “A-Chord With Kids” at Wildcat Weekend. The kids enjoyed the Karaoke and the candy, of course! It was a great success!  

Call Out for Volunteers!

A-Chord with Kids will kick off its 5th season in just a few weeks! We’re looking for additional high school volunteers with a passion for music to join our fantastic team of student teachers. If ...

A Celebration of Public Purpose

Chase and Austin had the opportunity to present “A-Chord with Kids” at a “Celebration of Public Purpose” at Rye Country Day School earlier this week. The highlight of the evening ...

An Interview with Chase and Austin

Chase and Austin were interviewed by Wildcat World, the official blog of the Rye Country Day School. What inspired you to start A-Chord? Chase: I’ve volunteered at the Carver Center since I was in elementary ...

TV Spot for Rye Country Day School Student-Musicians

Rye Patch: “A volunteer group founded by a pair of Rye Country Day School students is receiving special recognition this week through a popular teen news program… The 4-minute spot on Teen ...

“A-Chord with Kids” on TV

A television crew from the Emmy Award winning Teen Kids News visited us at the Carver Center a few months ago and put together a nice report on how we’re helping teach kids about music at the Carver ...

Support Us!

A-Chord with Kids has been made possible by the generosity of many volunteers and individuals. It’s been amazing how many people have helped us get this program going. If you would like to support ...

Striking Just the Right Chord

This article originally appeared in the Rye Record. By Thomas Ragucci It’s 11:30 on a Saturday morning, and the Carver Center in Port Chester is buzzing with bassy drumbeats and lively children. Harmonic ...