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




Adrian Bornet

Adrian started musical life as a cathedral chorister and lay clerk, picked up piano, double bass, tuba, photography, caving and long distance motorcycling along the way, read theology, and farmed. Two years were spent at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Adrian Beers and Rodney Slatford.

He freelanced in London and was choirmaster at St Giles Cripplegate before joining the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is involved in teaching, youth orchestra training and music education, and is co-founder of the Scottish Bass Trust.

Adrian Bornet






Double Bass


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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