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 Reid

John was educated at Hutchesons’ Grammar School and the University of Glasgow. A Chartered Accountant, John was a partner for 22 years with Deloitte, one of the world’s leading financial and consultancy advisory practices, specialising in corporate financial restructuring. Since retiring from Deloitte in 2106, John has acted as a consultant to a number of businesses and charitable organisations. A committed music lover, of all genres, John’s other passion is cricket and he is President of Watsonian Cricket Club. John is married with four children and lives in Edinburgh.

John Reid

Appointed to the Board

March 2019

Current Role


Board Committees

Finance & General Purposes Committee (Chair)
Fundraising & Marketing Committee


MA (Hons), FCA


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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