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




Paul Stubbings

Director of Music

Paul Stubbings was educated at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester University and at the Amsterdam Conservatoire. His career began at the Royal Parish Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields where as Master of the Music he presided over one of the most vibrant choral and concert programmes in the UK. Later whilst Director of Music at St Lawrence College he maintained an international profile as a recitalist, playing throughout Europe and in Australia and Canada. In 2012 he played a cycle of the complete organ music of J S Bach; 2017 brought his first US tour, as well as an appearance in Moscow.

Paul has been Director of Music at St Mary's Music School since 2012.

Paul Stubbings


MusB Hons, Prix d'Excellence (Amsterdam)


Academic Music


Academic Music


Senior Choir

Additional Responsibilities

Director of Music
Health & Safety Representative


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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