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




Friday & Saturday Music Classes

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We have taken the decision to move group classes to an online format for the Autumn term. We are confident that with our excellent teachers and our expertise in teaching online,  children will still be able to benefit hugely from this form of learning.
We are pleased to let you know that if you wish to take classes or group instrumental lessons virtually this coming term, the fees for this period will be reduced by 20% to reflect the inevitable inconveniences to you that online learning may have. 
Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

About our Music Classes for Children 

Our long established and very popular Friday and Saturday Music Classes for children aged 4 to 12 take place during term time at St Mary’s Music School.  In a safe and caring social environment, some 150 local children discover the wonders of music, helped by experienced staff, all highly qualified in working with children through the arts. The emphasis is on having fun, while engaging young children in the magic of music making. 

Families find St Mary’s Music School a vibrant and friendly place in which to spend time and catch up with friends. On Fridays our singing classes take place in the Song School at the Cathedral and parents are welcome to stay over a cup of tea or coffee. On Saturdays we run a café for parents during lessons.


Singing Classes and Choirs (Friday and Saturday)

We offer Singing Classes for children in Primary 1 to Primary 7. Classes will be fun and exciting for children, and every child will gain from the act of singing together.

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Dalcroze and Kodály Music Classes

For little ones, Dalcroze and Kodály classes begin for children in their final pre-school year and are offered up to Primary 5 (age 9 to 10), according to demand.  These classes encourage children's musicianship and listening skills, nurturing their enjoyment of music and building their confidence.

Musicianship is taught through Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Learning fundamental musical skills through movement is the basis of the Dalcroze Method. 

Learn more about Dalcroze and Kodály Music Classes

Group Instrumental Lessons and Theory Classes

By the age of 7, children can start beginner instrumental lessons and theory classes. Taster sessions are available to allow children to meet the teacher and try an instrument.

Learn more about Group Instrumental Lessons and Theory Classes

Information Sheet & Registration Form

Further information and a registration form can be downloaded here.

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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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St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.