The lovely people at Artist Insight have created a digital album from the recent series of gigs they organised at The Larderhouse in Southbourne and they are donating all sale proceeds to Coda's Music Therapy programme! Artist Insight is a project that seeks out talented local artists and provides industry network events and performance opportunities and the album features five live tracks from five wonderful young musicians. It is available to download for £5 here
If you are looking for some new music in your life you can hear the five tracks below and if you like them, please buy the album and support Coda! It is a great way to help people with disabilities to access Music Therapy at Coda as every penny from the album will go towards our bursary scheme to help us to offer low cost sessions to those in need. Read more »
With support from Hampshire County Council, Coda has developed a new opportunity for children to access and experience Music Therapy.
Music Therapy is a clinical service and is about making a difference to participants’ emotional, physical, and mental health & well being through the medium of music. It is about using music to reach the hardest to reach and to change people’s lives and the way they adapt to, feel, relate and operate in the world in which they live.
Throughout 2012 Coda is providing a low cost service to children living or at school in Hampshire and the New Forest. Each child may access 4 consecutive sessions at a cost of £5 per session and parents and carers will receive advice and guidance on next steps from our professional Music Therapists.
Music Therapy can benefit children with a very wide range of disabilities including : Autistic spectrum disorders including severe autism; Neurological damage due to illness/accident; Degenerative conditions; Sensory and physical impairment; Learning disabilities; Mental health and emotional and behavioral challenges; Chronic and terminal conditions.
If you would like to know more about this opportunity please call us on 01425 276161. We would love to help.
This Saturday 16th July, Coda presents a rare solo concert by classical guitar virtuoso Stephen Kenyon in the beautiful surroundings of the Red House Museum, Christchurch.
The concert is in aid of Coda’s Music Therapy building project and the evening includes free wine in the Museum’s courtyard. It is a chance to enjoy beautiful and romantic music from England and Spain, including works by John Dowland, Fernando Sor, Ernest Shand, Francisco Tarrega and Dorset composer Peter Hope and to help a great cause at the same time!
The concert starts at 7pm with tickets priced at £10 and there are still a few available by calling The Museum on 01202 482 860.
All proceeds go to the final costs of our Lottery winning building project. With £56,000 raised so far we have nearly reached our target.
Please help us get there by joining us for this special evening.
With just 2 weeks or so to go before the completion of our new Music Therapy facility I thought it worth reminding ourselves of the buildings before work started.
We launch the new spaces at our summer party on Sunday 10th July and I'm really pleased that Guy Hughes, our longest standing therapy client will be cutting the ribbon to officially open the facility. Guy has been attending Coda since a road accident left him paralysed and, over the years has raised lots of funds to enable others to benefit from music therapy. We are really pleased to have him with us on this special occasion.
The transformation of the old stables is stunning thanks to our brilliant builders Smith & Rowsell, and we are really excited about showing everyone around. The launch takes place at 2pm and Susan and Owain from the team will be on hand to talk about their work and demonstrate some of the equipment used.
Throughout the week of the 11th July we will be hosting a series of free workshops and taster session for people with disabilities so please get in touch or check out the news pages for more information.
Look out also for more pics of the buildings at the Facebook site shortly.
Get ready for Coda's annual summer party
This years summer party takes place on Sunday 10th July from 11.30am. It's a chance to celebrate all that you have learnt through the year, showcase your skills to friends and family and play music together.
It's free of course and the day will feature performances from all our Young Music Makers, our Baby Ballet groups, the Coda Folk Orchestra, Wind and String Bands and players, young musicians from The Music Cauldron programme, all the Coda Choirs and singers, Soloists, and piano workshops.
From the start you can try delicious food from our BBQ, cream teas, cakes and drinks, and win prizes on the Tombola, or pick something useful up at the Musical Jumble Stall. There will be lots to do, so please bring your family and friends and celebrate your music together! Everyone is welcome.
For more information please ask at the office.