Coda had devised and delivered music projects with schools and communities across Dorset and Hampshire. This outreach programme is created in response to local need and uses music as a tool for change, often tackling issues of social deprivation or crime, isolation, ill-health or disability. Projects include:
The Coda Fiddle Orchestra is Coda's longest standing community project. For 7 years the project has been working with children and young people in Bournemouth, Dorset, to create a performing Orchestra unlike any other in the region. "Dorset's own El Systema" Ros Fry, WestMead Creatives.
The Orchestra is supported by Children In Need, Comic Relief, Bournemouth Rotary Club, Soundstorm, The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and a number of private individuals. For more information on the project please follow the link above or contact us by clicking here
Music in the Early Years
Coda has provided training for staff in 12 local pre-school nursery settings. Developed in partnership with Hampshire Children's Services, the project aims to provide strategic professional development for staff to begin to use music and singing in their everyday work through twilight training sessions and pactice based visits to each nursery.
The project, led by Liz Le Rossignol from Coda, has been hugely successful with participants, now armed with new found musical skills and confidence, leading a range of sessions with children.
A number of Children's Centres across the region are now also engaging Coda to work with registered childminders to support their use of music with children in the home.
If you would like more information on our work supporting music with early years children please get in touch.
Coda will devise and deliver large scale projects with local schools, often addressing issues around transiition from primary to secondary school or family learning and is always looking for new partners with whom to work. We are currently delivering First Access/Wider Opportunity projects to primary schools across Bournemouth and a programme of holiday workshops for schools and their pupils in the New Forest.
We are also currently developing our work with children with severe behavioural, emotional or social difficulties and/or learning difficulties through our longstanding relationship with Coxlease School in Lyndhurst. This work seeks to engage pupils in constructive, creative music workshopsand learning to provide new skills and accredited educational goals, as well as providing inspirational role models through our music leaders.
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