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Kathy Hartley

As a viola player, Kathy worked with professional orchestras in London and then in Australia.  Her Quartet regularly performs around the country and provides weekly workshops in wide-spread primary schools, funded by Youth Music Initiative. She is also busy with teaching and coaching in Fife schools. Bringing this wide performing experience with her, Kathy has been teaching recorder at SMC for over 10 years.

Kathy Hartley


Saturday Music Classes



Additional Responsibilties

Recorder Ensemble


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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