Coda is a unique organisation to the region, the only music centre of it’s kind locally, providing a range of music opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. We act as a hub for learning and development with facilities dedicated to teaching, music groups and choirs, workshops, training, music therapy and music for health and well-being.
Coda is a registered charity (No. 1068710). Our home, a former Victorian farm, was purchased by the Trust in 2005 and in recent years has undergone a phased development in response to demand for new space in which to deliver our work.
In 2015 Coda Music Trust transformed former agricultural buildings at our home in Christchurch to create a purpose built state of the art facility for our expanding programme of work with local people.
The development of the west wing of our site, a disused piggery last used for livestock in 1995, now provides seven new spaces in which to deliver a burgeoning instrumental tuition and workshop programme and has created a new reception area and improved landscaping and access.
Coda’s facilities include the region’s only dedicated Music Therapy Centre, state of the art recording studios and a café alongside teaching and workshop spaces.
Coda currently employs a team of 17 local musicians, three clinical Music Therapists, and two full time management posts of Centre Administrator and Chief Executive. An Arts Council England grant has also been awarded to Coda to support its organisational development to 2016 through two new, part time posts of Marketing Officer and Outreach Project Manager.
The refurbishment of the Old Piggery has almost doubled Coda’s capacity for teaching, enabling the charity to meet existing demand for our music services and to diversify into new areas.