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




Destinations and Alumni

Many former pupils are now pursuing music careers all over the world and have enjoyed success in prestigious national and international competitions. Our alumni include guitarist Paul Galbraith, pianists Steven Osborne and Simon Smith, composers Helen Grime and David Horne, jazz pianist Alan Benzie, soprano Susan Hamilton, mezzo-soprano Monica Brett-Crowther, cellists Philip Higham and Duncan Strachan, violinist Daniel Roberts, and conductor Garry Walker. Comedian, actor and presenter Alexander Armstrong was a chorister at the school.

Almost all our pupils go on to Higher Education. Most choose to study music at a conservatoire whilst others choose to study for a music degree at university; Oxford and Cambridge as well as Russell Group universities are popular choices. Some pupils choose to study an alternative discipline at university and recent choices have included Physics, Maths and Medicine. 

Our dedicated Careers Teacher liaises with conservatoires, music colleges and universities and with academic and instrumental staff to identify the best prospects for each leaver.

See what some of our Chorister pupils have gone on to do


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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