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




Richard Beauchamp

Richard joined the staff of St Mary’s Music School in 1977 where he was Head of Keyboard and, for a time, Chamber Music, until his semi-retirement in 2014.

Prior to leaving New Zealand to continue his studies in London with Kendall Taylor and Peter Wallfisch at the RCM, he studied with former Godowsky pupil Ernest Empson and was an established recitalist and concerto soloist with the NZSO. 

His performing schedule has included chamber music, duo recitals, solo recitals and many concertos as well as premieres of contemporary music both here and abroad. He is a visiting examiner and competition adjudicator and his lifelong interest in biomechanics in relation to piano playing and musicians’ health has led to lectures at conferences organized by the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, the RNCM and EPTA. 


Richard Beauchamp







Additional Responsibilities

Performance Coaching
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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