The celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin founded his school in Surrey in 1963 to provide a place for musically gifted children from around the world to develop their talents to the highest level within a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, regardless of their economic background.
Today’s school provides a holistic education for 86 exceptional students aged from 8 to 19, with specialist tuition on the stringed instruments, piano and classical guitar. Our students split their time between their academic and musical studies, and are given many opportunities to perform in front of an audience. Concerts take place regularly in our own Menuhin Hall, but also in local schools, care homes and churches, carrying on Menuhin’s belief in the importance of giving back to the community.
Alongside their musical studies, students engage in a stimulating academic programme, and participate in a variety of sporting activities and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
What We Do
Our pupils lead busy and varied lives. Find out more about their musical studies and academic curriculum and how to apply to become a pupil at the School.
The Menuhin Hall
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2021 Summer Festival. We are currently putting together our next season of events and look forward to sharing those plans with you very shortly.
“The Yehudi Menuhin School nurtures exceptional musical talent with a world class education – realising students’ potential, shaping UK and international culture.”
Friends and partners who believe in our mission and share our vision for the future play a critical role in its delivery. Their fundraising supports our drive for excellence and ensures the School's continued impact in the world through music education.