Coda Music Bulletin w/c 11th May
Coda Music Bulletin w/c 11th May

We hope that you are all remaining safe and well.

We’re here to keep you up to speed with all the news from Coda Music Trust and music content for you to enjoy.


We are delighted to announce that Coda Music Trust will receive support from Arts Council England through its Emergency Response Fund.

This support will help to safeguard our future and contribute to new digital and online resources for the people with whom we work.

Thank you Arts Council England!


Thank you to everybody who joined us for our Live Stream Music Quiz on Friday, raising a further £180 for Coda. We hope you had fun!

We have now raised over £1200 from our Live Stream events – thanks to your generosity!

This Friday 15th May, we can all enjoy an outstanding Classical Guitar Recital from the one-and-only Stephen Kenyon.

The programme for Stephen’s Facebook Livestream guitar recital will be as follows:
Francesco da Milano  1497-1543

i. Fantasia XII ii. Ricercare X iii. Ricercare VII

J S Bach 1685-1750

Sarabande & Double (Partita no 1 BWV 1002)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)

Op 47 Nos 2, 3 and 4

Caterina Josepha Pratten (1824-1895)

Sehnsucht (Nostalgia)

Stephen Kenyon

from A Celtic Collection i. Prelude ii. Rannoch Moor iii. Juggling

H Villa Lobos (1887-1959)

Prelude no 1

Join us online on Friday 15th May at 7pm 
and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live stream.

If you miss Stephen’s live stream, it will be uploaded onto Coda’s YouTube channel click here on Saturday, where you can now also see all of our previous Facebook Live gigs from Jonny, Owain, Guy and James as well as The Gramophone Hour hosted by Stuart.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you can stay informed when new content is uploaded. 

Looking ahead to next week, on 22nd May, our Livestream gig will be with …


Next week for our Facebook Live gig, we will be welcoming back the much-loved and greatly missed Paul and Hayley. Many of you will have been taught by them at Coda in the past before their move up North! The couple now teach under the name of ‘Sound Hut Music’ in Manchester where they run one-to-one tuition, groups and choirs as well as performing regular gigs as The Coasters (when not in lockdown!).


Paul Jenkinson has also been busy recording some online guitar tutorials for some classic songs including:

Fly Me To The Moon click here

The Wind Cries Mary click here

Redemption Song click here 

For the full range of tutorials, some of which are perfect for complete beginners, visit the Sound Hut YouTube channel click here or follow them on Facebook click here 


Stuart continues to film fantastic self-Isolation play-alongs for Guitar and Ukulele. Here’s a link to week 7:

Episode Seven: Dad’s Army click here

Stuart has also created an interactive movement and memory song for adults with learning disabilities click here 


Our lovely Piano Tutor Carol Davies has created a fantastic new Piano resource for us: The Top Hat Blues worksheet and accompanying tracks.

The idea began at Carol’s Piano Parties and was originally a tutor-led activity, but Carol has re-written the exercises – which are a guide to experimenting with the blues – to make them usable for students at home.

To access the worksheet and backing tracks, click here

Have a go and let us know how you get on!


London Metropolitan Archives, as part of the ‘Unlocking Our Sounds’ Heritage Project invite you to take a journey both into the far reaches of outer space and back in time, all without leaving the house.

This rediscovered toolkit for making experimental music uses just a few household items and your sense of adventure, to find out more click here


Has music been helping you through the coronavirus crisis? Do you have a story to share about how a piece of music has been important to you at this most challenging time? If so, Desert Island Discs wants to hear it!

For full information on how to share your story click here 


To celebrate the 100th Birthday of (now) Colonel Tom, who has, to date, raised over 32 million pounds for NHS charities, James Arthur rewrote the lyrics to David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity and encouraged all of his neighbours to join the singalong.

You can see James and his neighbourhood in action click here 


We would love to hear from you if you have any content that you might like to share with the Coda community. Please email  with links.


Don’t forget, alongside Facebook and Just Giving, you can support Coda through Amazon Smile – it won’t cost you a penny and works brilliantly if you are shopping online! 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. For more information, visit

Have a great week, stay safe and we’ll be back next week with more news, play-alongs and events for you to enjoy!