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




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Instrumental Lessons

A typical chorister will have a love of singing and of reading, but will generally also play an orchestral instrument and/or the piano. There is no minimum standard required to make an application.

Choristers starting at St Mary’s Music School learn one instrument, provided for during the school timetable, and as they progress up the school a second instrument may be taken up in the first year of the Senior School. 

Regular singing lessons are provided and all choristers are taught music theory and composition and given performing opportunities both in and out of school. A weekly Performance Class allows opportunities to try out instrumental repertoire.

Music lessons,  ensembles and classes are timetabled within the school day, as is a certain amount of private practice each week. Practice Supervisors are often on hand to help with all musical matters.

Chorister with 'cello


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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