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




Early Music

Guided by Baroque Violinist Hilary Michael, pupils have well-organised access to the styles, playing methods and resources appropriate to the execution of Historical Music. 

Edinburgh has one of the UK’s richest collections of organs,  both old and new. St Cecilia’s Hall has an incredibly valuable collection of early instruments of all kinds, and boasts the largest collection of clarinets to be found anywhere in the world!

  Our performance spaces

The English Baroque Soloists - John Eliot Gardiner, Susan Hamilton

  Bach Fuga in Eb played by Director of Music Paul Stubbings



Hilary Michael


Early Music Staff

Early Music Tutors:

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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