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




Susan Tomes

The success of Scotland's future depends on its being able to nurture and sustain excellence in all its forms. Having a specialist music school is an important example. Music is perhaps the world's favourite art form at the moment, and we need a constant supply of expert musicians to enable us to keep in touch with our musical heritage as well as to explore new directions. What could be better than a flagship music school standing proudly on a historic city centre site? It would be a wonderful proof that Scotland values music education, a showcase for talent nurtured in Scotland, and an inspiration to musicians and music-lovers visiting the city.

Susan Tomes, pianist and writer

Susan Tomes

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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