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




Felix Tanner

Felix attended St Mary's Music SChool studying with James Durrant, going on to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with John White and Martin Outram. 

He was a member of the Badke Quartet & Brodowski Quartet with whom he won the Royal Overseas League Competition and the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition in Italy. They held a residency at Bristol University and were also holders of the Richard Carne Fellowship for Chamber Ensembles at Trinity College of Music, as well as the Bulldog Scholarship for String Quartet. The Quartet played at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and many festivals throughout the UK and abroad. 

Felix has worked with many of the major orchestras in the UK and was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He moved to Edinburgh to take up the sub-principal viola position with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2016.

Felix Tanner


BMus (Hons), PG Dip, LRAM,  ARAM






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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