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




Jamie Parker

Jamie attended Edinburgh Napier University, studying with Scottish virtuoso guitarist Simon Thacker where he graduated with  First Class Honours. Jamie then undertook postgraduate study with Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey for his Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. Jamie is an established teacher with over ten years’ experience. He currently teaches at St Mary's Music School, George Watson's College and George Heriot's School. 

Jamie Parker


BMus Hons, MMus


Folk & Traditional Music
Saturday Music Classes



Additional Responsibilities

Guitar Ensembles
Performance Class


Jazz Staff

Head of Jazz Programme:
Jazz Piano:
Jazz Saxophone:
Jazz Guitar:
Jazz Violin:
Jazz Clarinet:


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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