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6 days since Half term.

This weeks songwriting workshop for teenagers is open for booking! 

If you are aged between 11 and 19 years and would like to grow your musical and lyrical skills, work alongside other young musicians, and access advice and guidance from professional writers and producers, this workshop is for you. 

Wednesday 29th October from 12pm to 4pm, the workshop costs £20. All abilities welcome, whether just starting to write down your own ideas or an accomplished composer, we can help! Booking on 01425 276161.

With our half term break in mind we have set up some great workshops to keep the music flowing through the holiday.

On Saturday 25th October, the wonderful Charlie Brown will be leading a cajon workshop here at Coda. Two hours to master this amazing drum kit in a box.

The workshop runs from 2pm to 4pm and costs £10. It's a great chance to get to grips with a simple, flexible and portable percussion instrument. All abilities welcome!

Booking essential so please call on 01425 276161 or email here

Then, on Wednesday 29th October, our songwriting academy welcomes all teenage musicians, singers and songwriters for an afternoon devoted to crafting technique.  Read more »

Thank you to the players and singers from the Coda Ukulele band for visiting Queensmount care home to perform for the older residents there at the weekend.

In the past year Coda has delivered more than 120 music workshops in Bournemouth care homes, reaching over 1500 older people. Our work can have a profound impact on people in care, especially those in the later stages of dementia, and our music programme is transforming some of the care homes in the town through a diet of regular workshops, staff training and through visits from groups like our Ukulele Band and the Coda Community Choir. Thanks to everyone for giving up their time!

If you know of a care home that might benefit from Coda's music programme please let us know by clicking here. Or if you'd like to play the ukulele in our band, please come along on a Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome!

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.