Welcome to the New Year at Coda
Welcome to the New Year at Coda

A very Happy New Year from Coda.Our Spring Term starts on Monday 8th January, so all of our lessons, groups and ensembles will resume next week. It’s a new year and a new look for Coda and you may have noticed some changes to our logo. As we embrace all aspects of the organisation, the emphasis is no longer just on music but on art as well, so our logo has been refreshed to reflect this. You’ll start to see it being introduced over the coming weeks. 2024 is a very exciting year for Coda, as our development will be completed later this year and we can’t wait to update you on progress and future plans. ONE-TO-ONE STUDENT SURVEYIf you missed our survey in the last newsletter or simply didn’t have time to complete it prior to Christmas, we would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to provide us with some feedback. Thanks to all of you who have already responded – we are very grateful for your comments. Your feedback is really important and helps us to understand what you need from your lessons and what works, as well as things you would change or would like to see us provide in the future.If you (or your child) learn music with us, please complete our short survey via the link below: Click here to complete the student surveyThank you. EXAMINATION CONGRATULATIONSA huge well done to everyone who took the Trinity music exams in December.It was a 100% pass rate again for our students (including several adult learners), with passes including Margaret Soares( Grade 3 piano), Isabelle Neville (Grade 1 piano), Orija Ceponis (Grade 3 piano) and a number of High Merits, including Stephen Coombs (Grade 5 piano), Leo Tao (Grade 6 violin), Matthew Canty (initial Grade Piano), Richard Isaacs (Grade 1 piano) and Olga Krystek (Grade 3 piano). Congratulations to all of you on your results. NEW COURSE FOR 2024: BEGINNERS PIANO Wednesdays 2.30 – 3.30pmStarting Wednesday 10th Januaryin The Piano Room, Coda Music CentreCost £100 for 10 week courseThere is still time to sign-up for our new adult (16+) ‘Piano For Beginners’ course, which starts on 10th January.  These sessions will take place on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.30 – 3.30pm and will be led by Vivienne Kirk. Adult Beginners Piano is a 10-week course specifically designed for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of music. The sessions introduce the basics of playing the piano and the foundations for learning to read music and understanding the theory of music. The cost of the course is £100 and there are just 2 places remaining, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in joining this course.   ARE YOU A BASS PLAYER OR DRUMMER? OUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE NEEDS YOU!Are you a Bass player or Drummer looking for something new in 2024? Our Jazz Ensemble is currently looking for both a bassist and drummer (one of each).The ensemble runs on Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.30pm at Coda and provides an opportunity to play together as a group, with the intention of expanding confidence, sight-reading ability, technique and musical expression.Whilst aimed at adults with an ability level of Grade 3-5, we would welcome more experienced players who may be interested in joining to enjoy the band experience.The sessions are led by Andy Blee and are £8 per session (paid termly) but anyone interested would be welcome to come along for a free trial.If you would like to join or find out more, contact us on contact@coda.org.uk or 01425 276161

PARKINSON’S SINGING GROUPTHURSDAYS, 3pm – 4.30pm Starting 7th March (with FREE TRIAL session on 22nd February)£5 per sessionIf you, or anyone you know, have been affected by Parkinson’s and would be interested in attending this singing group, please get in touch. Full details below.

CREATIVE WELLBEING, CLUB CREATE & ARTS ON PRESCRIPTIONOur Creative Wellbeing sessions return on the following dates:Pennington Friday 5th JanuaryHythe Tuesday 9th JanuaryNew Milton Wednesday 10th JanuaryFordingbridge Wednesday 10th JanuaryThese regular Creative Wellbeing sessions are free and open to all adults. You can find out more on this link: Creative Wellbeing Club Create returns on Friday 12th January.These drop-in sessions are fun and active workshops for learning disabled adults, with an emphasis on hands-on making for anyone who loves to draw, stick, paint and create! Led by art facilitator Karen Blake, Club Create takes place in the Coda Café on a Friday morning from 10.30am to 12pm and runs each week throughout term time. You can find out more on this link: Club Create  We are welcoming new attendees for both our Creative Wellbeing and Club Create sessions – get in touch or just come along. Arts on Prescription in Pennington returns on Monday 8th JanuaryA NEW Arts on Prescription programme will be starting in New Milton on Monday 19th FebruaryThese are sessions for adults that have been referred to us by Social Workers, GP’s, Social Prescribers or even self-referral. You can find out more on this link: Arts on PrescriptionWe look forward to welcoming you all back to Coda for the Spring Term.