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



Zoë Beyers Celebrity 6

Celebrity 6 - Zoë Beyers

Friday 12th March, 3.30pm - 4.30pm



‘a tour de force for violinist Zoë Beyers, whose opening unaccompanied solo, hauntingly soulful, contrasted magically with some of her excitingly exuberant sections later on. This was virtuoso playing of the highest order, dazzling in its tonal beauty, emotional connection and technical power’

(David Hart, Birmingham Post)


South-African born Zoë Beyers has established a reputation as one of the finest and most versatile violinists based in the UK, and performs worldwide as soloist, chamber musician, director and orchestral leader. In 2020 she was appointed Leader of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Zoë appears regularly as guest leader of the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, the CBSO, the Philharmonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de España at the invitation of Maestro Juanjo Mena.

Since 2017, Zoë has been the concertmaster of the English Symphony Orchestra, collaborating closely with them as director and soloist. As a chamber musician Zoë appears with the Hebrides Ensemble, Nash Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the London Sinfonietta. She has recently joined the renowned Dante Quartet as their first violinist. Zoë has a passionate interest in education, teaching at the Birmingham Conservatoire and coaching violinists and ensembles at the start of their careers. She is proud to be involved in ARCO, a distance learning collaboration between Birmingham Conservatoire and students in deprived areas of South Africa. 

Read an interview with Zoë





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Zoomtunes singing classes for children P3 & P4

12 February 2021 - 2 April 2021


For children P3 & P4 who love to sing - FREE Celebrate the start of the weekend with Zoomtunes, half an hour of fun and frolics led by expert singing teacher Libby Crabtree. No experience needed. Read More >

SCO String Academy musicians

7 March 2021 - 21 March 2021

SCO String Academy - Spring

Following the success of the online SCO String Academy in the autumn, we are delighted to be launching the next free opportunity for school-aged string musicians who have achieved Grade 6 or above and who are able to commit to a series of sessions. Read More >

SCO Wind Academy participant

7 March 2021 - 14 March 2021

SCO Wind and Brass Academy - Spring

The SCO Wind and Brass Academy is open to school-aged flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba players and is a free opportunity for you to work with expert Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) musicians over two Sunday afternoons. Read More >

SCO Percussion Academy

7 March 2021 - 14 March 2021

SCO Percussion Academy - Spring

The SCO Percussion Academy is a free opportunity open to school-aged timpani, tuned percussion, other orchestral percussion players and drum-kit players with orchestral experience. If you don't have your instrument at home you can still take part. Read More >

Zoë Beyers Celebrity 6

12 March 2021

Celebrity 6 - Zoë Beyers

We welcome violinist Zoë Beyers to our Celebrity 6 Series. Zoë is Leader of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and appears regularly as guest leader of the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras amongst others. Read More >


18 March 2021

Baroque Composers Flute Masterclass

Following the success of our workshops on breathing and phrasing techniques held last month, our 'How to Be a Better Flute Player' series continues with a masterclass on 18th March based around Bach and Telemann. Read More >

Malcolm Martineau Celebrity 6

19 March 2021

Celebrity 6 - Malcolm Martineau

Leading piano accompanist Malcolm Martineau joins us for our Celebrity 6 Series 2 programme. Read More >

Tabea Zimmermann Celebrity 6

26 March 2021

Celebrity 6 - Tabea Zimmermann

We are delighted to welcome Tabea Zimmermann, one of the most popular and renowned artists of our time who considers herself "a musician who happens to play the viola”. Read More >

International Woodwind Summer School ad

1 August 2021 - 6 August 2021

International Woodwind Summer School

For flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon players aged 14 to 17, Grade 7 and above. Read More >

Strings Summer School 2021

1 August 2021 - 6 August 2021

International Strings Summer School

This Strings Summer School is supported by members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and is for violin, viola, and cello students aged 11 to 15, grade 7 standard and above. Read More >

International Piano Summer School 2021

8 August 2021 - 13 August 2021

International Piano Summer School

For pianists age 13 to 17, Grade 7 or above (ABRSM or Trinity) Read More >

Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes


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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