Weekly Update 15th June
Weekly Update 15th June

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 provide music content for you to enjoy.


Thank you to everybody who joined us for our fabulous Livestream gig on Friday

James and Richard were brilliantly entertaining – and raised £125 for Coda! Thank you both!

We have now raised over £3125 from our Live Stream events – thanks to your generosity.

If you missed James’ live stream, you can now watch it on Coda’s YouTube channel click here

You can now also see all of our previous Facebook Live gigs from Vivienne, Ruth & Megan, Hayley & Paul, Stephen, Jonny, Owain, Guy and James as well as The Gramophone Hour hosted by Stuart on the Coda YouTube channel click here

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

This Friday 19th June, we are excited to present the fabulous Matthew Fairman  who will be presenting a programme of popular classical piano pieces.

This recital will be a journey through time from baroque to classical then romantic, French impressionism and then 20th century to contemporary… including music by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Chopin, Greig, Debussy (Clair de Lune) Richard Rodney Bennett and Cheryl Hoad.

Join us online on Friday 19th June at 7pm
on facebook.com/CodaMusicTrust/
and support us through the ‘donate’ button on our Facebook Live stream.

Looking ahead to next week, on Friday 26th June, our Livestream gig will be with Chris Hopgood!

This gig with Chris will be our last Facebook Live event for the time being, as we plan to take a break during July and August. Our focus in the coming months will be on preparing for a return in the Autumn Term and investigating all of the ways in which tuition can be delivered, ensuring the complete safety of both staff and students.


Last week, Stuart Jebbitt led our first full length Beautiful Sounds session on Zoom, with an animal theme. This is now available on Coda’s YouTube channel and website so that it can be accessed by all of our adult learning disabled clients to enjoy.

This week, the Zoom session has an ‘Only Fools & Horses’/cockney theme, so expect a bit of a knees-up!

Our Beautiful Sounds Online webpage hosts the sessions, plus lots of other resources for the Beautiful Sounds community, including specially recorded singalong videos.

Our first full session (Animals) can be accessed via YouTube click here 

Or on our new Beautiful Sounds Online webpage click here 


Last week, we piloted our very first online Kids Ukulele Band session with James Arthur. The feedback was fantastic – everybody had a lot of fun, so we will now make these regular weekly sessions.

Kids Ukulele Band students – keep an eye on your emails for the Zoom details for tomorrow’s session!


On Wednesday, Stuart Jebbitt hosted the inaugural Coda Ukulele Band Zoom social. They enjoyed a great chat and catch-up, as well as solo pieces from several members, a specially written poem, a ukulele quiz, and finished off with a group strum.

Stuart has created an ‘edited highlights’ clip click here and hopes to host another session next month.


This week, Kimberley Moss will host Coda’s very first online Health & Happiness Choir Zoom session. All those who have registered an interest, keep an eye on your emails for the instructions and login, which will be with you before the end of Wednesday in time for Thursday’s session.


Stuart is back this week with a brand new play-along for Guitar and Ukulele.
Enjoy Episode Eleven: End of the Line click here


The idea for ‘Gramophone Time’ emerged from Coda seeking to find ways to engage and entertain older people from home. Prior to lockdown, Stuart Jebbitt, who is one of Coda’s community musicians, would regularly visit and play in local residential care homes. As an alternative, Stuart successfully transmitted a Gramophone Hour and has been busy recording some new shorter episodes of ‘Gramophone Time’ using his gramophone and extensive collection of 78s to continue to provide musical entertainment for older people at home and in residential care.

Music is a great way of helping to care for the elderly and support those with dementia, as it can soothe, stimulate and bring to mind long-forgotten memories. It is instrumental in reaching parts of the brain in ways that other forms of communication cannot and many older people have fond memories of family gramophones and the music of the era.

Coda is working to reach local residential care homes and care providers with information about the Gramophone Time episodes to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from it.

These new episodes can be enjoyed on Coda’s YouTube ‘Gramophone Time’ Playlist click here 


We would LOVE to have more subscribers to our YouTube channel. Subscribing is basically a show of support for the videos we are making. You don’t need a YouTube channel yourself, it won’t cost you anything and you won’t be spammed with messages … it is just a way to say ‘keep up the good work!’

This fun video shows how you how easy it is to subscribe, explains what it means –  and and dispels any myths you might have about the idea of subscribing click here 

And if you would like to subscribe to Coda Music Trust on YouTube after watching that video click here then click the red subscribe button in the top right of the page!



We would love to hear from you if you have any content that you might like to share with the Coda community. Please email marina.tucker@coda.org.uk  with news or links.


Don’t forget, alongside our Facebook Live Fundraisers and Just Giving (www.justgiving.com/codamusictrust), 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 Amazon.co.uk 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 https://smile.amazon.co.uk/about.

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