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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Music Summer Schools 2020

We are delighted to be offering two summer schools next year. Both take place in the beautiful environment of Coates Hall, our base in the heart of Edinburgh, and are taught by our specialist teaching staff. 

Piano Summer School

Our Piano Summer School 2020 will be held on August 9th to 14th, and coincides with the first week of the world-renowned Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is open to ages 13 to 19, Grade 6 and above or equivalent and is led by staff members Helena Buckmayer and John Cameron. There are just ten places available on this course. 

Find out more about the Piano Summer School 2020 and apply. 

Strings Summer School 

Our Strings Summer Course 2020 will be held from July 12th to 17th and is led by Artistic Director and Head of Strings, Will Conway, Francis Cummings and Ruth Beauchamp. It is open to cellists and violinists age 12 to 16. There are eight places for cellist and eight for violinists. 

Both courses are residential although day places are also available. 

More details about the Strings Summer School 2020 will be published shortly. In the meantime you can register your interest by emailing Mary Walls, Admissions Secretary on 


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 Limited is a charity No. SC014611
Registered Office: Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL.