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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Jamie Parker

Jamie attended Stevenson College, Edinburgh then Edinburgh Napier University, studying with Scottish virtuoso guitarist Simon Thacker. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree. Jamie then undertook postgraduate study with Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey for his Masters degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. Jamie is an established teacher with over ten years’ experience. He has taught for the Royal Blind School and Edinburgh City Council.  He also teaches at Edinburgh University and George Watson’s College.

Jamie Parker


BMus Hons, MMus


Folk & Traditional Music
Saturday Music Classes



Additional Responsibilities

Guitar Ensembles
Performance Class


Friday and Saturday Music Classes Staff

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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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St Mary's Music School Trust Ltd, Registered No: 54504
St Mary's Music School Trust Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.