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





Edinburgh has one of the best collections of organs in the UK. Within walking distance can be found fine examples of the work of Father Willis, TC Lewis, Hope-Jones, Rieger, Flentrop, Walker, Ahrend, Gern, Harrison & Harrison, Walcker & Cie, Matthew Copley, Mander, Brindley & Foster, Lammermuir Pipe Organs, some of which the school has occasional access to.

On the doorstep are Palmerston Place Church (II/29 Wells-Kennedy Partnership, 1992), St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral (IV/58 Fr Willis,1878) and the Song School (II/P Fr Willis, 1887) all of which are available to organ pupils of the school. The School itself owns a fine three-manual mechanical action chamber organ by Peter Collins (2001).

Bourdon 16
Bass Flute 8
Octave 4
Fagotto 16
Chimney Flute    8
Principal 4
Fifteenth 2
Trumpet 8
Stopt Diapason  8
Flute 4
Quinte 1 1/3

Manual III is a coupler manual

Organ and Choral scholarships may be available at the city’s churches and cathedrals. St Cecilia’s Hall has an incredibly valuable collection of early keyboard instruments.


Organ Staff


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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