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




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We are introducing new ensembles at SMC. There will be beginner ensemble classes for all Year 1 Instrument Programme pupils, and more advanced ensembles according to demand. We strongly recommend these for any pupil who learns an instrument, and would encourage all of our pupils to join one of our ensembles from the second term of learning onwards. 

Playing in an ensemble is a rewarding and enriching musical experience, and a wonderful way to enhance learning an instrument. Ensembles foster a strong sense of community, which provides great motivation for learning and progress. 

Playing in ensembles helps children learn teamwork and co-operation, and develops musical skills, improving rhythm, intonation, and note reading. Children learn to listen attentively, blend their sound with others, and to follow a conductor. They gain exposure to different instruments, learn to appreciate the unique qualities of each, and develop a deeper understanding and love for music.

Our Ensembles:
String Ensemble (violin, viola, cello)
Woodwind Ensemble (recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone)
Mixed Instrument Ensemble (guitar, clarsach, accordion)



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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