Coda has been running music therapy, workshops and tuition for people with disabilities, special needs or affected by ill health for over a decade. During this time our services have adapted to include a range of models and methods and have been accessed by thousands of people. Our work is in constant demand with users engaged in activities at our home in Dorset and through a regular programme of outreach work in local hospitals, schools and care centres.
In December 2010 Coda was awarded £49,000 by the Big Lottery to create a dedicated Music Therapy Centre at our home in the New Forest. The grant has helped us to refurbish disused buildings on site into two new studios and an office.The total project budget was £59,000 and additional funds were donated by New Milton Rotary Club and The Friends of Coda and raised through a Golf fundraising event with local businesses organised in partnership with our neighbours the Chewton Glen Hotel and local accountants, Prince Croft Willis.
Between February and July 2011 building works were carried out by a local building firm, Smith and Rowsell. Coda's home is a former Victorian dairy farm and we set about transforming an old stable block into our new facility.
The works were extensive, and at times complex and we are grateful to all those that offered their expertise and advice.
In July 2011 the new facilities were opened and Coda now offers the only dedicated Music Therapy Centre in the region.
The new Centre is a space for Music Therapy, teaching, workshops and training and for more information on our services please see the dedicated pages on this site or call us on 01425 276161.
We are also keen to hire these spaces to others, whether this be occcupational therapists, health professionals, musicians or other organisations, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you be looking for that ideal venue.