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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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Circle of Patrons

Supporting the next generation of musicians

We are delighted to launch the St Mary’s Music School’s Circle of Patrons, a new way for music enthusiasts and philanthropists to support the School and empower the next generation of professional musicians. 

Our Patrons make an annual donation of £1,000 or more and enjoy a programme of bespoke Patron Circle events, offering unique opportunities to meet and hear our pupils, Alumni and staff perform and gain insight into the life of the School.  

It is thanks to the support of our Patrons that the School is able to provide the very highest calibre of music teaching to out talented young pupils and offer such a diverse range of musical experiences and performance opportunities. 

If you are passionate about music then help us to nurture the musicians of tomorrow by becoming a Patron of St Mary’s Music School.    

To find out how to join the Circle, please see below.

How our Patrons make a difference

Our Patrons’ generosity is crucial to the future of St Mary’s Music School, providing vital support to all aspects of the specialist music education we offer, including:  

  • unique musical experiences and inspiring Masterclasses 
  • a remarkable and varied range of performance opportunities 
  • providing pupils with high quality instruments as their musical skills grow and develop 
  • financial support for pupils through our Bursary Fund

How we thank our Patrons  

By joining our Patrons Circle you will become a central part of the School’s close-knit community and enjoy invitations to events and performances throughout the year, including: 

  • our programme of bespoke Patron Circle events
  • invitations to termly School concerts and recitals 
  • regular updates on the impact our Patrons have on the School and our plans for the future
  • recognition of your Patron membership in the School’s Annual Review and on our website, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.   

Join our Circle Of Patrons

To become a Patron and support our talented young musicians, please choose your preferred donation level and frequency:

An annual donation of £1,000 or more

A monthly donation of £84 or more

A one-off donation of £1,000 or more

To find out more about becoming a Patron or to discuss a particular area of interest, please get in touch with Caroline Libberton, Development Manager on 0131 538 7766, at clibberton@smms.uk or reach her at: St Mary’s Music School Coates Hall, 25 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5EL  

Thank you for your interest and support.



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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.