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




Joanna MacGregor OBE

My career as a performing musician has given me the opportunity to travel worldwide.  I can think of no better use for the architecturally renowned former Royal High School building in Edinburgh than to become the new home of St Mary’s Music School.  The move would represent a tremendous prospect for the school and would place it on the international stage as one the world’s leading music schools.  It would broaden the educational opportunities already provided for St Mary’s Music School’s current pupils as well as allowing expansion to assist more extraordinary young musicians to develop their talent.

The new concert hall and the other resources planned at the site are exciting and will boost the provision for the arts in Scotland.

Joanna MacGregor OBE, Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School and Festival

Joanna MacGregor OBE

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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