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We've highlighted just three of the many things on offer at Coda this autumn but please check back here for more info on other events, or join the Coda Facebook page for regular updates!

Look out for our monthly Acoustic Night, a free Friday night session featuring some amazing local musicians performing with no frills and unamplified. The next session is 26th September at 7pm and we are looking for performers so please get in touch if you wish to play!

Our NEW Friday night Film Club features new and classic films with music at their heart. Our monthly programme starts on 24th October at 6pm with Christopher Guest's mockumentary on folk music A Mighty Wind "subtle, hilarious, excruciating and affecting in equal measure". 

During half term on Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th October we are working with JazzSmart to present an exciting and inspirational Pop Big Band Workshop. Two full days of dynamic workshops for all ages (minimum Grade 4 standard playing ability). Vocalists, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, and Drums all welcome! Read more »

We are now open for music lessons, classes, groups and workshops and are looking forward to a packed few months of teaching and events leading up to Christmas.

If you need any information on your instrumental lessons this term, or wish to book music lessons, please call us on 01425 276161. For details of our acoustic nights, masterclasses and courses please check the notice boards at Coda, here at our website and at our Facebook pages.

Over the next few weeks, Coda's work with local people continues in a range of places and spaces, from holiday projects with children and young people in schools and youth settings, to workshops with older people in residential care homes. For more information on our work over the summer, please get in touch by clicking here

This years Rock & Pop Academy culminates tonight, Friday 1st August, in a gig at Forest Arts Centre in New Milton.

Featuring 17 young musicians performing an array of music in a myriad of line-ups, the show includes original compositions created during the Academy week, plus classic covers and new arrangements of familiar songs.

Starts 6.45pm and the gig is free so please come along and join us!

Forest Arts Centre, Old Milton Rd, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6DS. Further details on 01425 276161

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.