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Monica Wilkinson

Passionate about music education, Monica’s experience extends through instrumental teaching, primary classroom music, chamber music coaching and Dalcroze training for adults and children. She studied violin with Peter Cropper, and later with Catherine Yates. She worked in the string department at St Mary’s Music School from 1991-2003 until she decided to spread her wings.

She completed her PGCE in 2007 and was awarded a Dalcroze Licence in 2012. Monica leads Dalcroze workshops for a diverse range of clients including local authorities, Big Noise, University of St Andrews, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Mull Music Makers, Pro Corda and amateur music groups.

Monica Wilkinson


MusB Hons, PGCE


Saturday Music Classes

Instrument & Classes


Other Responsibilities

Aural Programme
Performance Practice


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
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