Membership and Sponsorship

UK Friend £35 / Joint Friend £70
  • Priority booking for concerts and events in The Menuhin Hall (2 tickets for single members or 4 tickets for joint members during booking period)
  • Twice-yearly mailing of The Menuhin Hall brochure
  • Invitations to pre-concert drinks receptions
  • Termly mailing including news and information about the School
  • Discounts offered by local businesses
  • Invitations to Friends-only events

Best Friend £110
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Summer Festival concert and an invitation to the pre-concert reception as part of the Summer Festival
  • Priority booking for 4 tickets during booking period for concerts and events in The Menuhin Hall
  • Priority invitations to pre-concert receptions
  • Twice yearly mailing of The Menuhin Hall brochure
  • Termly mailing including news and information about the School
  • Exclusive Best Friend pin badge
  • Discounts offered by local businesses
  • Invitations to Friends-only events

International Friend £20

If you do not live in the UK but would still like to support the School and follow the progress of our students, our International membership provides you with:

  • Termly mailing including news and information about the School
  • The opportunity to receive an annual musical highlights DVD
  • Information about student concerts and events nearer to you

Gift Membership

Giving the gift of membership is a unique present for any music lover. You may choose from any of our Friends memberships.

Showcase Concert Sponsorship - £1,000

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to sponsor a Showcase Concert and host a post-concert reception with up to 20 of your guests. Some of the pupils who performed that evening will also join you.

One concert a term will be available for sponsorship. The cost of sponsorship includes wine, soft drinks, canapés and four complimentary tickets to the concert. Up to 16 additional tickets can also be purchased.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Showcase Concert please contact Sarah McDonald on 01932 584 791.

How to become a Friend

Download the Friends Application form and return to the address below with your payment.
Payment can be made by cheque or direct debit:

Cheque: made payable to ‘Friends of the Yehudi Menuhin School’
Direct Debit: Paying by direct debit helps to keep our administrative costs low and also ensures that renewals happen automatically every year. If you would like to pay by direct debit please download and complete the Direct Debit form.

Please note: the charge will appear on your bank statement as 'FYMS'.

Please return Membership forms to Friends of The Yehudi Menuhin School, The Yehudi Menuhin School, Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3QQ.

For assistance or more information, please contact Amy Mitchell on 01932 584409 or

How your membership supports our pupils

Student Bursaries

We are very grateful that the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme provides many of our pupils with the financial support they need to study at the School. Unfortunately, overseas pupils do not qualify for this funding until they have been at the School for two years, resulting in those pupils struggling to fund this period of study themselves. Help from the Friends is critical in supporting our students during this time.

Student Aid
Student Aid provides our pupils with occasional help, unrelated to bursary funding, which enables them to take advantage of opportunities outside of the School term. Our pupils greatly benefit from holiday courses with specialist teachers and often require funding towards the cost of travel and tuition.

Student Life
The Friends also raise money for projects, both large and small, which directly benefit the life of our students. These may enhance their musical life (previous gifts include the Steinway grand piano and chamber organ in The Menuhin Hall), their academic studies, or their day-to-day experience around the School – from swings to minibuses to audio visual equipment. The Friends have recently raised sufficient funds to sponsor one of the practice rooms within the new Music Studios.