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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Saturday Music Classes Term Dates 2023-24

Autumn Term 2023

16 September – 16 December (12 weeks)

Half Term Break: 14 & 21 October

Spring Term 2024

13 January – 23 March (9 weeks)

Half Term Break: 10 & 17 February

Summer Term 2024

20 April – 22 June (9 weeks)

Half Term Break: 18 May

Fees 2023/24


SMC Fees 2023 - 24

Term 1
(12 weeks)

Term 2
(9 weeks)

Term 3
(9 weeks)

Year 1 Package (first term)
Instrumental Group Lesson, Kodaly, Singing
£240.00 £180.00 £180.00
Year 1 Package (subsequent terms)
Instrumental Group Lesson, Kodaly, Singing, Ensemble
n/a £213.75 £213.75
Year 2 or 3 Package (all terms)
Instrumental Group Lesson, Kodaly, Singing, Ensemble
£329.40 £247.05 £247.05
Year 4 Package (all terms)
Individual Instrumental Lesson, Kodaly, Singing, Ensemble
£491.40 £368.55 £368.55
Kodály and Singing (Pre-school) 
Theory Classes (all levels)
String Ensemble
- 30 minutes
£90.00 £67.50 £67.50
Kodály (Primary 1 - 7)   
Singing/Choir (Primary 1 - 7)
- 45 minutes
£134.40 £100.80 £100.80
Instrumental Group Lessons
(owned or hired instruments required)
- 30 minutes
£150.00 £112.50 £112.50
Instrument Hire (violin, cello, clarsach).
Cost per term.
£40.00 £40.00 £40.00

Individual Lessons 

30 minute lessons can be offered after
3 years of group tuition, subject to approval. 

£312.00 £234.00 £234.00


Assistance with fees

Reduced fees are available according to need.  If you would like to apply for fee assistance, please contact us here. Please note that this is means-tested and you will be asked to provide evidence of family income to the School Bursar.  Fee assistance applications are for the full year.


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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.