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




Ruth Beauchamp

Ruth came from New Zealand on an ABRSM overseas scholarship and an award from the NZ Arts Council. After studying with Joan Dickson at the Royal College of Music and attending intensive teaching courses given by pioneering pedagogues Paul Rolland, Phyllis Young and the Szilvay brothers, Ruth went on to become Joan Dickson’s Teaching Assistant at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and, at her invitation, began teaching at St Mary’s Music School in 1977.

Since then she has had many students go on to successful professional careers including several who have done well in both national and international competitions.

Ruth Beauchamp


BA, DipMus, Cert Adv Stud RCM, ARCM, LRSM, LTCL





Additional Responsibilities

Chamber Music


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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