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I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.

- Yehudi Menuhin

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I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.

- Yehudi Menuhin

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I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being - a birthright. Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.

- Yehudi Menuhin

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Welcome to The Menuhin Foundation!

We are dedicated to bringing the art of stringed instrument playing to Bermuda.

SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Primary 4 Programme

Bursary Programme

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LESSONS

Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

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ORCHESTRA

First Orchestra

Intermediate Orchestra

Youth Orchestra

Adult Orchestra

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Donations can be made to support:

School Programmes

Bursary Programme

Instrument Rentals

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Announcements & Events

 

The Menuhin Annual Concert - A Resounding Success

The children were phenomenal at this year 's Annual Concert.  Read all about it on Bernews!

 

What's Next After the Primary P4 Programme?

Register for individual lessons or even share a lesson with a friend! We teach at the Bermuda High School (BHS) on Tuesdays to Fridays from 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9.00 am.  Saturday orchestra is also held at BHS on Saturday's in the primary music room.  See registration information below.

 

Registration Open:   2024/2025 School Year

We are asking ALL STUDENTS to complete and submit our online registration form for the 2024-2025 school year. This will ensure that we have the most up-to-date information on file and will allow you to indicate your preferred class days and times to assist teachers with scheduling. 

Once your registration form is submitted, we will send out an early invoice in June for Term 1 2024-25. Teachers will schedule lessons in the first week of July in the order in which payments are received, including payment of any outstanding balances.

If you have forgotten to inform us that you will not be returning in September, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

Bursary Application Deadline June 15, 2024 (for the 2024/2025 school term)

The Menuhin Foundation and our supporters provide bursaries to successful applicants based on financial need and dedication. Bursary recipients receive subsidies of up to 50% of lesson fees and waived orchestra fees.  Download the application form HERE.  Please complete the form and submit to trustees@menuhin.bm.

 

The Menuhin Foundation Newsletters

Read the Term 2 Newsletter - HERE

Read the Term 1 Newsletter - HERE

Our History, Purpose, Vision and Mission

In 1976, the world famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin performed at the inaugural Bermuda Festival. We are lucky that whilst here he took such an interest in the island, and took the initiative to fill a void in the lives of Bermuda's children by finding and bringing a string quartet to the island to teach in the schools across the island. He even helped with its initial funding by donating the proceeds of a special concert and by lending his name to The Menuhin Foundation which was formed by an Act of Parliament.  On his return to London, Yehudi Menuhin interviewed and recruited the Heller Quartet to come to Bermuda in August 1976, and they began giving concerts and visiting schools to give group lessons. The Heller Quartet were followed by a series of quartets over the early years and then more emphasis was placed on recruiting teachers for their abilities to continue working with schools and the community at large.

 

Research shows that learning to play a stringed instrument enhances academic learning and helps to develop discipline and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives, and contribute to the development of diverse and healthy communities.

 

Our vision is that all children will have access to the unique social, emotional and intellectual benefits of learning to play a stringed instrument, and develop a lifelong appreciation for music.  Our mission is to provide opportunities for learning, performance and access to instruments regardless of background and resources. Our programmes are delivered by professional teaching staff who are committed to excellence as defined by internationally recognised standards.

 

Through the commitment and dedication of our Board of Trustees, professional teaching staff and donors, The Menuhin Foundation has made music lessons accessible to thousands of Bermuda’s school children since 1976. We are dedicated to ensuring that future generations of children will continue to receive the gift of playing a stringed instrument and experience the joy and sense of accomplishment in learning how to make music.

 

You can find out more about our history by watching the following video documentary here

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