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 Crouch

Ruth studied with Emanuel Hurwitz at the Royal Academy of Music, after which she won scholarships to study with Max Rostal in Switzerland. On her return to London she joined the contemporary music group Lontano with which she toured extensively, appearing at the Proms and making numerous BBC recordings and CDs. Ruth has played with the Nash Ensemble, Schubert Ensemble and London Sinfonietta, which she has led and played with as soloist on several occasions. She has made solo appearances with the London Bach Orchestra and Tilford Bach Orchestra, as well as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and been guest leader with John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and with Flemish Opera in Antwerp. Since moving to Edinburgh as Assistant Leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ruth has continued to guest lead with orchestras including BBCs Symphony Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia. She is an active chamber musician, both within the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and with ensembles including the Edinburgh Quartet and Red Note. Ruth is also is a dedicated teacher, with students at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh University & the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Ruth Crouch


PerfCert RAM, ARAM





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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