Music and Drama

Music, drama and dance at ESMS

Music, drama and dance are all wonderful springboards for your child's creativity, and the Junior School's rich cultural life provides no end of opportunity for experimentation and fun. Unique experiences provide our young people with enjoyable ways to develop their skills and confidence.

  • Our extensive Music and Drama programme earned us the 2023 Independent Schools of the Year Award in the Performing Arts, Music and Drama category
  • Children from the schools have appeared as the official The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Choir for the sixth year in 2018
  • Over 600 ESMS Junior School children were actively involved on a regular basis in one or more of our many choirs, orchestras, ensembles and bands
  • Almost 300 specialist instrumental lessons are provided each week on 29 different instruments
  • Children from the Junior School have performed nearly 800 times in professional West End touring musicals and international operas

We have first class facilities for music and the performing arts including our state-of-the-art Tom Fleming Centre as well as professional teachers and specialists who help our children to tackle demanding pieces of music, plays and shows.

All of these opportunities help our boys and girls grow in confidence, both on and off the stage.