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




Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter is a percussionist and timpanist based in Scotland, performing with top orchestras and playing new music as soloist and chamber musician.

Tom is percussionist for the Red Note Ensemble specialising in contemporary music. Giving solo and chamber music performances in concerts, collaborations, international tours and recordings.

In his orchestral career Tom performs regularly with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra on timpani and percussion. He has also worked with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Tom was appointed Assistant Principal Timpanist 2005-2009 with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Norway and was a founder member of the Bergen Pipe Band, training up their first drum corps.

Tom graduated from RSAMD in 2002, where he won the Governors’ Recital Prize for Percussion and performed in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2000 percussion final.

Tom is a percussion tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as at St Mary’s Music School.


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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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