Music Making for Babies & Children Copy


We take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously. With this in mind, we have currently suspended all of our children’s groups. These will not be running for the remainder of 2021. 

Coda offers fun and creative music-making sessions for children aged from 18 months:
Music Toddlers (18m – 3yrs),
Music Tots (3-4 yrs),
Music Minors (4-5 yrs) and
Music Majors (5-6 yrs).

Classes are lively, varied and fun for children and parents. We offer a structured but informal programme which incorporates Colourstrings and Kodaly methods to nurture new skills from toddler to age 7, when students move to instrumental tuition of their choice.

Find out more about the Kodaly approach here

Find out more about the Colourstrings methods here

These music-making sessions help to build creativity and communication skills, enhance collaboration and self esteem and build both mental and physical co-ordination skills.

Classes are led by teachers with wealth of experience in this very specialist area and all of our classes are held at the Coda Music Centre.

Coda incorporates the Kodaly concepts and methods to support learning in a child-centred approach to music teaching – and with small group sizes and age-specific groups (from toddlers and tots to minors and majors) we try to offer the best introduction to enjoying and learning to play music.

Feedback from our classes…

“The classes are fun and vibrant and my child looks forward to attending each week. The environment is engaging and uplifting and much of the learning occurs unconsciously, as the children are so absorbed by the fun they are having. In addition, I feel that the classes have helped to build my child’s self-confidence and social skills”.
“My grandson has gone from a shy sensitive little boy to one with confidence, interacting with other children and adults, ability to sing, learn song words, play the different instruments, plus marching, dancing, count with songs, know colours, beat in time, know names of animals, lap songs and so many other things. The whole thing is learning but such fun for the children at the same time”.

Our Early Years classes run throughout the week at a cost of £6 per session (fees paid termly) with the first Taster Session free.

Please get in touch for more information on a group to suit your child.

  • At present, classes for various age groups run on the following days and times:-

  • MUSIC TODDLERS - 18 mths to 3 yrs

    Fridays at 9.30 - 10am
  • MUSIC TOTS - 3 to 4 yrs

    Fridays at 10.30 - 11am
  • MUSIC MINORS - 4 to 5 yrs

    Mondays at 4 - 4.40pm
  • MUSIC MAJORS - 5 to 6 yrs

    Mondays at 4.45 - 5.25pm

Learn an Instrument

At Coda, 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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