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




Nicolas Zekulin

I am delighted support the proposal to restore the Royal High School as a new home for St Mary’s Music School. Not only would this be a respectful rejuvenation of an iconic building, but it would provide a modern, fit-for-purpose home for one of Scotland’s cultural and educational jewels. Scotland’s extraordinary cultural landscape is greatly strengthened by offering a world class specialist music education, and St Mary’s allows our most gifted young people to develop their talents and ambitions in this country.

I would urge the City of Edinburgh to support your vision to develop a music education centre suitable for the 21st century, and that will be a meaningful contributor to Scotland’s vibrant culture for many generations to come.

Nicolas Zekulin, Chief Executive & Artistic Director at the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland

Nicolas Zekulin

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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