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




Robin St Clair

After studying music at Chetham’s School of Music and then Aberdeen University, Rob went on to train as an Alexander Technique teacher between 1990 and 1993.  Since then he has worked in Edinburgh running a full time private teaching practice, as well as teaching at St Mary’s Music School since 1994.  He works with a wide range of people who come to Alexander lessons for a great variety of reasons, and particularly enjoys working with performers of all genres. His own background as a musician helps him to understand the sort of issues the pupils experience and also to bring a very practical approach to learning the Alexander Technique in the area of music and performing.

Robin St Clair



Additional Responsibilities

Alexander Technnique


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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