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




Friday & Saturday Music Classes Term Dates 2020-21

Autumn Term 2020 

12 September – 12 December (12 weeks)

Half Term Break: 17 & 24 October

Spring Term 2021

16 January – 27 March (9 weeks)

Half Term Break: 6 & 13 February

Summer Term 2021

24 April – 26 June (9 weeks)

Half Term Break: 22 May (revised)

Fees 2020/21

We strongly recommend that all children learning an instrument should attend Singing and Theory classes to support the work going on in the instrumental class.

In order to encourage pupils to start a complete musical training, we offer a 10% discount to pupils learning an instrument who also attend Singing and Theory classes.

Fees for on-line group classes and group instrumental lessons have been discounted by 20% for the 2020-21 session.

SMC Fees 2020 - 21

Term 1 (12 weeks)

Term 2
(9 weeks)

Term 3
(9 weeks)

Kodály (Pre-school) 
Theory Classes (all levels)
- 30 minutes, on-line classes
£64.32 £48.24 £48.24
Kodály (Primary 1 - 5 )   
Singing/Choir (Friday & Saturday, all levels)
- 45 minutes, on-line classes
£96.00 £72.00 £72.00
Instrumental Group Lessons
(owned or hired instruments required)
- 45 minutes, on-line classes
£163.20 £122.40 £122.40
Instrument Hire (violin, cello, clarsach).
Cost per term.
£42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Individual Lessons 

Individual lessons can be offered after 3 years of group tuition, subject to approval.  Class are offered on-line.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
One hour £684.00 £513.00 £513.00
45 minutes £513.00 £384.75 £384.75
30 minutes £342.00 £256.50 £256.50


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.  The deadline for receipt of requests for fee assistance is Friday 28 August 2020.



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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