The School buildings are now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak; all teaching activites have moved on-line for the remainder of term.

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Tom Hunter

Tom lives in Edinburgh and performs regularly with all the Scottish professional orchestras. He is a percussionist with Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, the Red Note Ensemble, performing in their many concerts, collaborations, tours, theatrical scenarios and Red Note's recent CD recordings for the Delphian label. From 2005 to 2009, Tom was Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway and was a founder member of the Bergen Pipe Band. Tom has worked with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Tom is a percussion tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is an ambassador for eStaccato music lessons online.

Tom Hunter


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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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St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
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