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




Sally Day

Sally Day studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where her teachers included Dame Thea King, Joy Farrall and Julian Farrell. During her studies she won the Clarinet and Saxophone Society’s Young Players’ Competition, the Leblanc Trophee de Paris, and was a finalist in the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition. She was awarded a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship, completing her studies at the GSMD with a masters degree in orchestral performance and performing with the Junges Stuttgarter Bach-Ensemble in Germany and the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. She has worked with orchestras including the BBC SSO, RSNO, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Opera and the RTE NSO of Ireland. As a chamber musician, she has worked for Live Music Now! and Music in Hospitals and, as a member of the Scottish Clarinet Quartet, has been responsible for the commissioning and performance of many new works for this genre.

Sally Day


BMus, MMus





Additional Responsibilities

Wind Ensemble
Clarinet Ensemble


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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