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




Kenneth Taylor

Dr Kenneth Taylor took up his appointment as Headteacher of St Mary’s Music School in April 2013, succeeding Jennifer Rimer, who spent 17 years as Headteacher.

Educated at Dulwich College and the University of Edinburgh, Dr Taylor has a strong academic background in university science research and education and for the previous 15 years held teaching and management posts in a wide range of Scottish schools. He combines his enthusiasm for the education of children with his love of music and is a keen singer and instrumentalist, playing the viola, piano and organ.

Kenneth Taylor


BSc Hons, PhD, PGCE, PG Dip





Additional Responsibilites

Running Club


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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