If you are aged between 11 and 19 and would love to be in a band, this is your chance!
The Coda Rock and Pop Academy is 5 intensive days of music that culminates in the gig of your life!
You will stretch your instrumental and/or vocal skills, play in a band, write your own songs, receive specialist advice and guidance from a host of professionals, take part in a recording session and perform to friends and family.
The Rock & Pop Academy takes place at Coda from 22nd to 26th July and we'll be releasing more information on the project in the coming weeks. For more information or to book (Rock Academy costs £150 but there is a 20% discount if you book before half term) get in touch here
Coda is closed today, Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. We are open as usual from tomorrow for classes, groups and workshops.
It is a special week for members of the Coda Fiddle Orchestra as the project's Honorary Patron comes to town.
The amazing and infamous violin vituoso, Nigel Kennedy gave his support to the Fiddle Orchestra as patron at the very beginning of the project and this week, as part of his national tour, he visits Bournemouth and has invited members of the Orchestra for an exclusive glimpse of the show and a meeting to hear more about the young players.
It is a great chance for our aspiring musicians to hear and meet one of their heroes. Thanks Nigel!
Welcome to the Summer Term at Coda and a host of classes and activities for all music lovers.
Today sees the return of regular instrumental lessons and throughout the week all of our groups will be back playing and singing too. If you are interested in music lessons, in joining a choir, folk group or Ukulele band please get in touch for more information by clicking here
We culminate the first week of the Summer Term with a very special visit to Coda by Tinderbox, the wonderful duo of Monique Houraghan and Dan Tucker whose acoustic folk/pop music has been called "delectable" and is renowned for it's distinctive ‘honey-like’ vocals and intricate fingerstyle guitar.
The workshop, on Saturday 20th April, will focus on helping you to write and construct lyrics, compose accompaniments, and develop arrangements for live performance, and Tinderbox will be joined by their long-time collaborator, senior lecturer in popular music at Southampton Uni and Coda friend, Bob Burke.
If you are a singer, guitarist or songwriter looking for lyrical ideas, are stuck playing the same chords or just need some inspiration then Saturday's workshop is just the tonic. Players of all ages and all standards are welcome and it is a chance to get advice and support from some of the most talented musicians around so please join us. Read more »
Whether you have discovered Folk music through Mumford & Sons, Bellowhead, and Laura Marling or been a connoisseur and player of traditional English music for years, Coda's first Folk Day this Sunday will be a great way to learn more and play with a large group of players.
The day starts at 10am and offers loads of creative workshops to introduce and improve playing in fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo, tin whistle and bodrahn with tips for players at all standards. With almost 30 people booked so far it will also be a great chance to hootenanny with plenty of playing sessions dotted throughout the day.
If you haven't booked yet, have nothing planned apart from your Sunday roast and a walk in the rain why not join us! Just come along this Sunday at 10am. The day costs £20 (£15 if you are a Coda student) and runs at Coda Music Centre until 5pm so bring some lunch and don't forget your instrument!