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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Developing transferable skills


Teaching is frequently part of a professional musician’s life. To help you build practical experience you can apply to work with the young children aged 4 to 12 who take part in our Saturday Music Classes. Our pupils find this work instructive and enjoyable.


Repertoire is frequently filmed and recorded, both for public dissemination on our YouTube and Vimeo channels and for submission to festivals and auditions.  You will also have the chance to broaden your own practical skills in this area.


Our exciting collaboration with Scottish Chamber Orchestra takes the form of regular academies open to young musicians across Scotland. As a St Mary’s Music School pupil, you may have the opportunity to become a peer mentor, working alongside and learning from the musicians of the SCO and providing support, guidance, and a friendly welcome to academy participants.



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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