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




John Kenny

John has performed and broadcast in over 50 nations. Internationally acclaimed for his interpretation of contemporary music, he also works extensively with improvisation and early music and is particularly active in collaborations with dance and theatre. He has received many prestigious commissions in the UK and abroad, including from international festivals in USA, France, Norway and Poland. John is also professor at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has lectured and performed at many of the world’s leading institutions, including Juilliard and Mannes College New York, and the conservatoires of Paris, Angers, Angouleme, Bordeaux, Perpignan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Moscow, Helsinki, Tromso, Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Hanover, Sofia, Athens, Madrid, Seville, Porto, Tokyo and Osaka.

Since 1983 John has been musical director of Munich based TNT Theatre Company, and is also the first person to perform and record on the 2,000 year old Celtic warn horn, the Carnyx.


John Kenny







Additional Responsibilities

Brass Ensemble


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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