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




Dame Evelyn Glennie

The plan to relocate St Mary’s Music School to site of the former Royal High School on Calton Hill is a wonderful opportunity for musical young people to enjoy the very best teaching, rehearsal and practice facilities in an iconic setting at the heart of Scotland’s capital city.

The proposed capital investment represents an unheralded chance to combine specialist music education, wider musical engagement and performance within a building of great historic significance. The project would be a fantastic boost for the arts in Scotland at a time where funding can be difficult to attract. I warmly commend the plans of the RHSPT and St Mary’s Music School and hope that a way can be found which will allow the young people of Scotland to benefit from the plans sooner rather than later! 

Dame Evelyn Glennie

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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