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The Yehudi Menuhin School

Stoke d'Abernon

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Lord Menuhin had seen, during thirty years of travelling the world, the difficulties which children often face when studying music and having to attend normal schooling. He recognised the need to provide musically gifted children with excellent instrumental teachers, adequate time for practice, frequent opportunities for performance, ensemble work with other gifted children, a broad range of other music study and activity, together with a stimulating and creative academic programme. All this was to be undertaken within a family community in which every individual could fully develop musical, intellectual, artistic and social skills.Since 1963 the School has expanded and now educates more than sixty musically gifted boys and girls between 8 and 19.In 1973 the School was accorded special status as a Centre of Excellence for the Performing Arts, and since then has been supported by the Department for Education. All UK pupils are supported by the Music and Dance Scheme and parents pay a contribution to the cost of their child's education according to their ability to pay.For over forty years the Yehudi Menuhin School has been providing a very special education for exceptionally gifted young string players and pianists. During that time the School has grown and developed into the world class institution it is today.Over 95% of the graduates of the School are in the music profession, and although we celebrate the breadth of the pupils' achievements, those who come to study with us have a passion for music and the dream of communicating that love to as many audiences as possible.With over two hundred and fifty concerts every year, the pupils certainly gain many opportunities to practise their art and it is therefore hardly surprising that such a large proportion of the pupils wish to continue their studies at Music College when they leave the school.
Lord Menuhin had seen, during thirty years of travelling the world, the difficulties which children often face when studying music and having to attend normal schooling. He recognised the need to provide musically gifted children with excellent instrumental teachers, adequate time for practice, frequent opportunities for performance, ensemble work with other gifted children, a broad range of...
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Stoke d'Abernon

The Yehudi Menuhin School

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