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Open Music Masterclasses 

Throughout the year, supported by the generosity of our donors,  we hold a number of masterclasses with world-class musicians. We are delighted that we can open these to pupils and teachers from other schools as well as members of the public, depending on the capacity of the venue. 

Our next event is: 

Strings Day with the Maxwell Quartet

Tuesday 10th December, 2019

This interactive and participative day is open to strings players and their teachers and takes place at Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh.

Read more about the event here. 



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Previous Music Masterclasses 

In 2019 we are delighted to have welcomed the following musicians to take part in music masterclasses on behalf of St Mary's Music School: 

  • Francois Leleux, oboeist and conductor
  • Pascal Rogé, pianist 
  • Iain Burnside, pianist and broadcaster
  • Roderick Williams, baritone 
  • Simon Smith, pianist
  • Seven Osborne, pianist
  • Susan Tomes, pianist 
  • Alan Benzie Trio, jazz
  • Colin Currie, percussionist 
  • Adam Walker, flautist




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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St Mary's Music School Trust Ltd, Registered No: 54504
St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.