Coda Music Centre

Our home on the borders of Dorset and the New Forest

Based on a former Victorian farm, our music and arts centre is a tranquil environment to learn and play.

Old farm buildings have been transformed into music, art and therapy spaces since the Trust purchased the three acre site in 2005, with a vision to create a hub for music and creativity.

Coda currently provides twelve teaching spaces and two therapy rooms in the former dairy and piggery and, in 2011, was joined on-site by Red Triangle productions, who built an outstanding recording studio complex in the old hay barn.

With a growing population, our space needs to meet an ever-increasing demand for education, training, therapy and creativity – and in the coming years, we are looking to develop the remaining disused buildings on our site to create inspirational facilities for the local community.

The benefits of making music and art are proven and, through the creative use of our home, we aim to continue to make a positive impact on the intellectual, personal and social development of people across Dorset and Hampshire.

“We would love to complete the transformation of our home into an inspirational space for creativity”  Phil Hallett, CEO of Coda Music Trust

Below, you can see plans drawn up by Architecture students at AUB for transforming our barn space.

The Coda site when it was a working farm