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




Margaret Wakeford

Margaret studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music with George Rogers and accompaniment with John Streets, eventually acting as an official accompanist. After moving to Glasgow under the tutelage of Lawrence Glover, she gained a Scottish Arts Council Award to study with Gordon Green in London. Since then her musical career involved a number of years working for the BBC which included solo recitals, accompaniment, chamber music and orchestral pianist with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; combined with this was an extended period on the keyboard staff at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and also at the City of Edinburgh Music School. Margaret is in regular demand as teacher, accompanist, lecture-recitalist and adjudicator.

Margaret Wakeford







Additional Responsibilities

Performance Coaching
Chamber Music


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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