Be a Chorister Afternoon - for children P3 to P5.

Find out what it's like to be a chorister and part of the award-winning Choir of St Mary's Cathedral. 

Friday 15th November, 2pm to 6pm. Free. Booking essential. 

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Summer School 2020

Piano Summer School - 9 to 14 August 2020

Following the success of our Piano Summer School in August 2019, we are delighted to be running a similar programme next year. 

Open to pianists age 13 to 19, Grade 6 and above, on a residential or day basis, this intensive week is designed to improve technique, confidence and playing ability whilst also having fun. It is run by our Keyboard Faculty. 

It includes: 

  • Yoga
  • Alexander Technique
  • One-to-one Lessons
  • Performance Classes
  • Duo Coaching with another instrumentalist 
  • Lesson Observation
  • Evening out to see a concert at the Edinburgh International Festival 
  • Food and Accomodation 

and more... To make sure you receive updates on dates and courses for 2020 Register your interest here.

View of the City of Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh

 “Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful and stimulating cities in the world and a capital of music and culture. What better way to spend a week developing your technique, making new friends and having fun than in the beautiful surroundings of St Mary’s Music School? “ John Cameron, Workshop Leader


"Edinburgh - The most beautiful of all the capitals of Europe” Sir John Betjeman

A perfect place for family and friends

Did you know? Edinburgh's Festivals peak during August with more than 25,000 artists and entertainers with over 1,000 shows per day. And St Mary’s Music School is right in the heart of it all. So while you’re hard at your study why not bring along parents and friends and let them discover what’s on offer?


The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Christmas in Edinburgh


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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