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




Hugh Macdonald

As an  RHS pupil in the old school building during the 1960s, I benefited greatly from the school's strong commiment to education in the arts, unrivalled in Edinburgh, especially in music and literature. I fervently hope that this magnificent building can once again be a beacon for enlightenment values and artistic excellence as a new home for St Mary's Music School.

Hugh Macdonald, co-Artistic Director, Lammermuir Festival and former Director, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Hugh Macdonald

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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