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40 days since Open day!.

The Summer Rock & Pop Academy is drawing near but there is still time to book for this years 5 day intensive programme for teenagers.

Coda's Academy runs from Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August and is aimed at young players keen to develop their musical skills and join others to work as a band. This year our outstanding team of tutors and mentors include Bob Burke, singer, producer and Senior Lecturer in Pop Music at Solent Uni; Chris Hopgood, our all-round guitar expert and our special guest Paul Statham.

Paul is a currently a songwriter and producer with Warner Chappell whose recent collaborations have included megastars like Kylie Minogue. Even Paul's first band B-Movie reached national and international success – releasing three singles and four albums followed by a tour of the US and Europe and in 1999 he co-wrote ‘Here With Me’ and ‘I’m No Angel’ with then unsigned singer Dido. ‘Here With Me’ went on to become a world-wide hit and the album ‘No Angel’ sold 16 million copies.

We are delighted to bring Paul to Coda alongside the rest of the team so don't miss out on your chance to work with the best in the British music industry.

The Summer Rock & Pop Academy for 11 to 17 year olds costs £200

For more information get in touch here or call us on 01425 276161.

Fans of social media can now find our new space, The Coda Social at Facebook by clicking here.

Please Like us for regular updates on events including our new Acoustic sessions,  showcasing the cream of local musical talent on the last Friday of each month from7pm.

Our second Acoustic night takes place this coming Friday 27th June from 7pm to 9pm. It's free so why not come along for some great music, drinks and bites in the cafe, and click here if you would like to play!

Over the past 6 months we have been converting one of our old barns into a new space for everyone that visits Coda.

There is no need to sit in the car park on cold dark nights anymore! Come inside and see what's going on.

As a place to wait and meet The Coda Social is open all day and evening so please use the comfy chairs, games, and free wifi (any day now!) whenever you are at Coda. 

At our busiest times, usually between 3pm and 6.30pm Monday to Thursday our new café will be open in the new space. Serving delicious real coffee and a wide range of teas, plus scrumptious snacks and nibbles, we hope the cafe will become a vibrant hub of activity and, if demand grows we will be open more often.

Please come and check us out, ask about a loyalty card and use the suggestion hat to tell us what you want from The Coda Social.

The old school tuck shop with honesty tin will still be available for kids treats and drinks at all times (find it by the counter in the Coda Social).

The space is for you, so please use it! Read more »

In this, the first in a series of features on the team at Coda, we are looking at one of the newest members of our teaching staff, Phil Handy, an extraordinarily dynamic and virtuosic cellist. His credentials are outstanding, so take a deep breath and read on...

Phil studied cello and conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music and during his time in Manchester he won the prestigious Music at Beaulieu Competition, performed at the Wigmore Hall, and participated in the International RNCM Shostakovich Festival in 2006. After graduating from the RNCM, Phil received an entrance scholarship to the Royal College of Music, London to study with Alexander Boyarsky.

As a scholarship student and Junior Fellow at Birmingham Conservatoire Phil won the Strings Prize, the Rollason Award, the Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Prize, and second prize in the Ludlow Philharmonic Competition 2009, and second prize in the 2010 Delius Competition. Phil then went on to win the coveted Symphony Hall Recital Prize 2010. 

To develop his own skills he has taken part in masterclasses with Alexander Ivashkin, Guy Johnston, Raphael Wallfisch, Sagi Hartov, and Felix Schmidt, and as a performer he has recently performed concertos by Haydn, Walton, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Dvorak and Shostakovich with numerous orchestras across the UK and released 2 albums, 'the Romantic Cello vol 1 and 2' ,with acclaimed pianist Robert Markham. Read more »

Start the Week With A Song is Coda's vocal exercise group for people with Parkinson's and this short radio programme, produced with Christchurch Radio Club, beautifully captures the project and the potential benefits of singing and vocal exercise for those in ill-health.

If you have 5 minutes please take a moment to listen, and if you would like more information please get in touch here.