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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Singing Classes & Choirs

Pre-School, Primary 1 and 2

In each singing class the young singers will be encouraged to pitch match in a range suitable for their age and stage. Kodály hand signs will be used to practise early musicianship. Rhythm and listening skills will be developed.

Primary 3 and 4

Children will extend their range and be encouraged to make a lovely sound. Skills in listening, concentrating and memory will be practised. Early aural skills will be encouraged.

Kodály hand signs continue to help musicianship.

Primary 5 to 7

Children will be introduced to part singing. Kodály signing will be used. There will be opportunities to sing individually if wished. Early notation, posture, breathing and sound production will be practised.

Pupils will sing regularly in 2 or 3 parts. Music notation will be used and recognised choral repertoire will be covered. Aural skills will be practised.


Singing Class in action


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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