Spring Term News
Spring Term News

Welcome back – the second half of the Spring Term starts Monday 19th February. We hope you had an enjoyable half term break.

 

THE CODA MEMORY BAND SPREADS THE LOVELast week, the Coda Memory Band performed in the Dementia ward of Bournemouth Hospital as part of our year-long residency, bringing some Valentine’s joy to patients, their families and staff.

The grand-daughter of one resident sent this lovely response:
“Thank you on my grandmother’s behalf for the beautiful performance. I was happy to see her smiling and enjoying the moment. Once again, thank you for what you do and for the difference you make in these people’s lives.” 
Huge thanks to NFU Mutual who are supporting Coda’s work with older people with dementia throughout this year and thank you to all of our brilliant musicians from the Memory Band for this session.

  

CLUB CREATE IS ALL HEARTAs part of our support for the local community of people with learning disabilities, we run lots of music and arts workshops each week. Club Create is a fun and active workshop with an emphasis on hands-on making for those that love to draw, stick, paint and create!Before half term, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by creating some heart-themed artwork, displayed here by some of our fabulous Club Create participants.

If you support an adult with a learning disability, please come along and be creative! Sessions take place in the Coda Café on a Friday morning from 10.30am to 12pm and run each week throughout term time. If you are interested, please get in touch – contact us on contact@coda.org.uk or telephone 01425 276161 if you would like to take part.

 

CAN YOU HELP US?

There are many ways you can contribute to Coda’s great work without it costing you a penny! From nominating us for programmes of giving to signing up for schemes which donate, any way you can help us is greatly appreciated.

MOVEMENT FOR GOOD

Movement for Good is the Benefact Group’s annual programme of giving. This year they are donating over £1 million to charities and good causes – and they are looking for nominations from you!

Please help Coda Music and Arts Trust by nominating us via the link below – and we may be in with a chance of receiving £1000:

https://movementforgood.com/#nominateACharity

 EASYFUNDRAISINGCoda is also registered with easyfundraising,easyfundraising partners with over 7,000 brands who will donate part of what you spend to a cause of your choice. It won’t cost you any extra – the cost is entirely covered by the brand.If you’d like to know more, click here to see easyfundraising explained in 60 seconds.

These donations will help SO MUCH, so please sign up to support us. It’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long – it just means that over 7,000 brands will now donate to us every time you use easyfundraising to shop with them.

To shop now and start raising money for Coda click here 

Thank you!

CODA LOTTERYOK, so this one WILL cost you money, but you COULD win it all back (and more)!

Please consider joining our Lottery! This is the primary way in which we fund our Bursaries.

If you would like to enter our lottery, it costs just £2 per month (£24 to join the scheme for one year) and you have the chance to win a cash prize each month. The more people in the Lottery, the bigger the cash prizes and the more people we are able to support through our bursary scheme. Pick up a lottery application from Coda or download one from our website here.Fill out and return the form, with your payment, and keep your fingers crossed for the result of the monthly draw – there could be a cheque on the way to you! Just one win will pay back your investment but, more importantly, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing someone will be benefitting from a Bursary thanks to you.

Below is a testimonial from one of our Bursary recipients, which highlights the importance of our scheme in supporting those with additional needs or in financial difficulty:

“I wanted to express our deepest gratitude to Coda Music and Arts Trust for the invaluable support provided to our family, and many others. Coda’s unwavering commitment creates a welcoming haven for neurodivergent children like mine, fostering a safe space filled with understanding, support, and a strong sense of community. The inclusive environment they’ve cultivated allows my children to flourish, particularly in their love for learning the piano. Their dedication to accommodating our family’s needs is truly commendable and their contributions make an immeasurable difference in our lives. We are incredibly grateful for the financial support you have been able to offer us and other families at Coda Music and Arts Trust this term. With heartfelt thanks.”

TRAVEL & ROADWORKS UPDATE

There are currently 4-way temporary traffic lights on the junction of Ringwood Road and Walkford Road, causing tailbacks.

There is also a road closure on Chewton Farm Road due to gas works, so entry to Coda is via Walkford Road end only.

Please allow extra time to get here. 

SUMMER TERM PRICE INCREASE 

We wanted to advise you all of an increase in our tuition prices with effect from the 1st April 2024. Our tuition prices were last increased in September 2021 and have now remained the same for over two years.

During this time we have increased rates of pay for our staff to support them in the face of rising inflation and experienced ever-increasing operating costs, especially around energy prices, so whilst we have resisted passing these on for as long as possible, we are unfortunately no longer able to absorb them.As always, we are committed to providing the best quality tuition to our students and this price increase will help us to maintain that same high standard of teaching.  At the same time, we hope to continue to add value to your learning experience in the coming year through performance opportunities, workshops and a range of events. You will find a schedule of our new pricing structure below and this will be reflected in the invoices for the Summer Term which will be issued to you in March. New Prices Effective from 1st April 2024

Instrumental Tuition per person 

 

Individual 

    Duo 

  Trio             

     Group of 4           or 4+ 

20 minutes

  £14.00

 £8.50

 £6.50

      £6.00

30 minutes

  £19.00

£11.00

 £9.00

      £7.50

40 minutes

  £26.00

£15.00

 £11.00

      £9.50

45 minutes

  £28.50

£16.00

 £13.00

      £11.50

60 minutes

  £38.00

£18.00

 £15.50

      £12.50

There will be no change to the pricing for our choir, ensembles and groups in the Summer Term, but we will be reviewing prices and looking to increase these for the Autumn Term (effective from 1st September 2024). As always, we are grateful for your support and hope that you will continue to learn with us in the Summer Term.