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




Percussion Academy

Sunday 7th March, 14th March - 4pm - 5.15pm 

Open to school-age timpani, tuned percussion, other orchestral percussion players and drum kit players with orchestral experience. 

Our partnership with Scottish Chamber Orchestra is going from strength to strength and we are pleased that this year we are able to add an opportunity for young percussion players to join our Academy series. Work with SCO percussionist Louise Goodwin to explore practice techniques and get insights into what it is like to play in a chamber orchestra.

Who can apply?

The SCO Percussion Academy welcomes timpani, tuned percussion, and other orchestral percussion players who have reached at least Grade 5 standard. Drum kit players who have some experience playing in an orchestra are also encouraged to apply. 

If you do not have a percussion instrument at home then you can still join us for discussions and advice. 


Preparation 21 February - practice materials provided
Week 1 Sunday 7 March | 4pm – 5.15pm
Week 2 Sunday 14 March | 4pm – 5.15pm


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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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