We are accepting applications for boarding and day places for Autumn 2020 entry. 

If you would like to find out more, including information about the Aided Places Scheme, please email admissions@st-marys-music-school.co.uk




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Instrumentalist Taster Day

Sunday 30th October 11am - 3.45pm

Our taster days are designed to give young people with a passion and talent for music an insight into what it is like to be a pupil here.  We hope that everyone will play an active role in sessions but we understand some may prefer to watch and listen. 

Format of the day

The day begins at 11am and will finish at 3.45pm. It includes:

  • Interpretation & Improvisation
  • Instrumental Coaching
  • Performance Class
  • String Ensemble
  • Aural Kahoot!

Age and stage

The Instrumentalist Taster Day is open to young musicians aged 9 to 16 who play any instrument and who love music.  No specific music grade level is required but we do require that young people have a level of musical knowledge and ability sufficient for them to follow basic instructions. 

Places are FREE, but limited. Parents are welcome to attend for part of the day. 




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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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St Mary's Music School Trust Ltd, Registered No: 54504
St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.