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




Monica Wilkinson

Passionate about enhancing the human condition through music education, Monica’s experience extends through instrumental teaching, primary classroom music, chamber music coaching and Dalcroze training for adults and children. She studied violin with Peter Cropper, and later with Catherine Yates. She is Lecturer in Dalcroze Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she trains undergraduate teachers and brings together students from all disciplines to learn and create together. She also leads a prizewinning Masters’ Module at RCS for qualified teachers called “Exploring Responsibility of All through Dalcroze Eurhythmics” which is funded by the Scottish Government.

In 2019 she joined the team at National Youth String Orchestra, specialising in using Dalcroze to train the members of the Intermediate orchestras. Recent international work has included teaching on Dalcroze Australia’s Summer School, and on String Camps in Ukraine.

Monica Wilkinson


MusB Hons, PGCE



Instrument & Classes


Other Responsibilities

Aural Programme
Performance Practice


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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