Coda Music Education

Coda is an established local music organisation with a team of qualified, experienced music educators and therapists providing a broad range of services for young people of all ages and abilities.

Our aim is to create an inclusive, inspiring and high quality music education experience.

We specialise in curriculum-linked projects in both mainstream and special educational needs schools across Dorset and Hampshire.

We offer bespoke, creative learning opportunities specifically linked to the National Curriculum’s statutory requirements.

For professionals, our team of qualified, experienced music educators also provide instrumental teaching, teacher training and consultancy advice.

PROGRAMME 1

An introduction and first access to music for primary schools

WHO IS IT FOR? KS2 pupils across mainstream, SEND and EBD schools. Maximum class size 35.

WHAT WE OFFER Creative composition and curriculum-linked projects embedding literacy, numeracy, history and key learning topics through music.
Plus instrumental introductions in ukulele, strings and woodwind.
Various themes and topics to be agreed with the school.

EXAMPLE DURATION 10 x 90 min sessions (e.g. 2 x 45 min classes) – format of delivery to be agreed with school

PROGRAMME 2

ENSEMBLES

WHO IS IT FOR? Primary and secondary schools. KS1 – KS5 pupils across mainstream, SEND and EBD schools and academies. Maximum class size 35.

WHAT WE OFFER Ukulele band, Rock/Pop school band, Samba Bloco, Jazz Ensemble

EXAMPLE DURATION 10 x 1 hour sessions – format of delivery to be agreed with school.

Funding for our programmes may be available from your local music hub, local authority children’s services or via your pupil premium scheme.

To discuss, please contact us.

PROGRAMME 3

ARTS AWARD through Trinity College, London

WHO IS IT FOR?
Primary and secondary schools KS1 – KS5 pupils across mainstream school and academies. And small creative groups. Maximum class size 35.

WHAT WE OFFER
Discover (KS1 5+) and Explore (KS2 7+) national portfolio lead qualification with themes and delivery tailored to each school.

EXAMPLE DURATION
1 x90 mins per week (e.g. 2 x 45min classes) over 10 weeks.

WHAT IS ARTS AWARD?
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports young people, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the arts world through taking challenges in an art form.

Through Arts Award, young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment.

Arts Award is also accredited through Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The delivery of Arts Award also supports the opportunity of schools to gain Arts Mark status.

WHAT IS ARTS MARK?
ArtsMark supports Arts Council England’s goal of ensuring that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture.

Developing closer ties between education, arts practitioners and arts organisations benefits young people, teaching staff and professional artists.

Good working relationships can address the needs and priorities of individuals and groups when built into the curriculum and sustained over a period of time.

SUPPORT
Consultancy and Professional Development

WHO IS IT FOR? Senior Management, Music Teachers and non-music specialists.

WHAT WE OFFER A bespoke programme of information, advice and guidance around music delivery at all key stages, INSET opportunities.

PROGRAMME 4

Modern and Electronic Music Production

WHO IS IT FOR? KS2 – KS5 pupils across mainstream schools and academies. Class size to be agreed with the school.

WHAT WE OFFER Bespoke vocal projects including new genres and traditions, songwriting, recording opportunities and singing for children with special needs.

EXAMPLE DURATION 1 x 90 mins per week (e.g. 2 x 45 min classes)

COSTS AND INFORMATION

Contact us to discuss costs

Example costs from £30 per hour to £300 per day.

All Coda staff hold current, enhanced DBS certification.
All relevant insurances and policies held by Coda Music Trust.

Bespoke services and activities can be designed to match your needs.
Please get in touch to discuss.

WHAT SCHOOLS SAY ABOUT OUR WORK

“The work that your tutor has done with us this year has been amazing! The children have been enthusiastic about their lessons and quite a few have purchased their own ukulele. 
They have really enjoyed the process of writing, recording and performing their own composition and we really appreciate the time and effort that has gone into creating this track” 
POKESDOWN SCHOOL, BOURNEMOUTH

“This was an excellent experience for the pupils. The project had a great impact on all the pupils who took part and helped develop listening, turn taking and social skills as well as musical and physical manipulation skills. Parents and other staff in the school were very complementary”
MONTACUTE SCHOOL, POOLE

“All pupils very much enjoyed the sessions. Staff spoke very highly of the input, and that the sessions had clearly had a positive impact on the pupils’ enthusiasm for music”
NIGEL BOWES, TREGONWELL ACADEMY 

Learn an Instrument

At Coda Music Centre near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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