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




Claire Telford

Claire Telford graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2003 under Professors Natalia Boyarsky and Andriy Viytovych. As an ABRSM Scholar, Claire gained PGDip (Dist) and BMus(Hons-1st Class) and went on to perform as a regular guest with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House -Covent Garden and London Chamber Orchestra as well as regular solo and chamber recitals. In 2001, Claire was invited to join the staff of the world renowned Yehudi Menuhin School where she taught Violin and Viola until 2013. Several of her students have gained scholarships to study at RCM, GSMD and Cambridge University.

Claire now lives in Perth with her young family and is delighted to be working at St Mary's Music School.

Claire Telford


BMus, PGDip






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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