It’s Half Term next week!
It’s Half Term next week!

A reminder that it is half term next week (week commencing 21st February) so there will be no one-to-one tuition, courses or groups next week (the only exception being the Music Theory course with Andy Blee, the final session of which will take place during half term).


A gentle reminder also to our Coda Ukulele Band and Folk Orc that group sessions after half term will return to Coda Music Centre and will no longer take place at Walkford United Reformed Church.

Coda Ukulele Band will return to the Acoustic Room at Coda from Wednesday 2nd March, and Folk Orc will return the following day, Thursday 3rd March.
We look forward to having you all back on-site!


We are excited to have TWO brand new activities for learning disabled adults launching after half term at Coda Music Centre.

Please help us to spread the word of these activities to anyone who might be interested or who would benefit – and please contact us if you would like more details or to participate.


This term, we are introducing a new music therapy group for adults with learning disabilities. Safe in Sound will be beneficial for those who find our Beautiful Sounds sessions just a bit too overwhelming.

Safe in Sound is a small music therapy group which is led by trainee music therapist, Jasmine Keats. Sessions will provide a therapeutic space to explore different music and instruments for self-expression.

Sessions will take place in Coda Music Centre’s Music Therapy room on a Tuesday morning from 11am to 12pm. The first session is Tuesday 1st March and will run until 31st May with a two week break over the Easter period. Individuals will be encouraged to attend each week for the group duration, even if they struggle to engage at the beginning.

We would love to identify those individuals who will benefit most from this music therapy group, so please get in touch if you are interested. It will be necessary for you to fill out a referral form. Places are very limited (maximum 5 per session), so please contact us on or telephone 01425 276161 if you would like to take part.

CLUB CREATE with hArt 

This term, Coda’s partner charity hArt will be offering creative arts and crafts sessions for learning disabled adults at Coda Music Centre.

Led by art facilitator Karen Blake, Club Create drop-in sessions will be fun and active workshops with an emphasis on hands on making for anyone who loves to draw, stick, paint and create!

Sessions will take place in Coda Music Centre’s Café on a Friday morning from 10.30am to 12pm. The first session is Friday 4th March and sessions will run each week throughout term time.

If you are interested in these Club Create sessions, please get in touch. It is important for hArt to have an idea of numbers to provide sufficient art and craft resources, so please book ahead if you would like to attend.

Contact or telephone 07999 492808 if you would like to take part.


The search is on for engaging young musicians keen to launch a career in empowering others!

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Young Associates is a nine-month music leader training programme for 18-26 year olds underrepresented in the arts. It will provide a career springboard for two talented young people to develop skills in music leading through practical experience, training and mentoring. No music leading experience is required – the BSO are looking for potential!

The scheme will equip participants with vital skills in leading music projects in a range of health and social settings, giving young people with a gift for music-making — and a passion for helping and inspiring others — the chance to put their heart and soul into motivating people all ages.

The BSO Young Associates programme is open for applications until Thursday 3 March 2022. To find out more or apply, visit:   


This month, we say a sad goodbye to Kyle Shenton, one of our exceptional woodwind tutors, as he focuses on his own private tuition.

Kyle has been with us for six years and will be missed! We wish him all the best with his future endeavours.


We are delighted that Chris Hopgood will now be working an extra day at Coda (on a Monday), which opens up more opportunities for those wishing to learn with him.
We also have some (limited) availability for instrumental tuition with Jacqui Khan (Woodwind), Adam Lamprell (Guitar) and Stephen Kenyon (Classical Guitar), so if you are thinking about learning an instrument – or would like to go back to learning – we are welcoming new students. If you would like to find out more about our tutors with current availability, click the links below:

Chris Hopgood (Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin) click here

Stephen Kenyon (Classical Guitar) click here

Adam Lamprell (Guitar) click here

Jacqui Khan (Woodwind) click here

We offer 20 minute taster sessions for just £5 (subject to availability) in vocal and instrumental tuition – please get in touch if you would like to arrange a trial lesson.

We hope that you enjoy a relaxing break and look forward to welcoming you all back after half term on Monday 28th February.