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



International Piano Summer School 2021

International Piano Summer School

St Mary's Music School

Sunday August 8th to Friday August 13th, 2021

We are delighted that our International Piano School returns in 2021 and we look forward to opening our doors once again to young musicians from around the world.  

The Piano Summer School is an intensive week designed to help you improve your technique and develop your confidence and playing ability whilst also having fun. It is led by Helena Buckmayer and  John Cameron, both experts in helping young musicians build their skills in way that is best suited to each individual. They are supported by alumni of St Mary’s Music School and emerging artists at the start of their professional careers. 

It was a great experience in every respect. Apart from the interesting and educative masterclasses and piano lessons, I also enjoyed enormously all those innovative courses, like the performance classes, yoga (the best way to start each day!) and Alexander technique. It' s rare to find so many high-level classes in one academy!! 




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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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