Download our Music Aptitude Test (MAT) training test materials now

4 complete training tests of 60 questions each are available to download instantly from our web site here: http://www.se22piano.co.uk/downloads/music-aptitude-tests/   What is the Music Aptitude Test? (MAT) The MAT is a test used by state Secondary Schools to select around 10% of their intake of students on a music scholarship program. We have been successfully… Continue reading Download our Music Aptitude Test (MAT) training test materials now

West London Free School: Tips for the Music Aptitude Test Thursday 19 October 2017

Very best of luck to all students sitting the West London Free School Music Aptitude Test. The test assesses pitch perception and sense of rhythm/pulse. Candidates will not be asked to prepare anything or bring an instrument as the test is all completed vocally. It is not a test of vocal quality. With the pulse section,… Continue reading West London Free School: Tips for the Music Aptitude Test Thursday 19 October 2017

Free Piano Recital: Saturday 14 October

We will be at a free piano recital this Saturday hosted by the Dulwich Music Festival featuring pianist Emmanuel Vass performing the music of black composers. This event is sponsored by Southwark Council as part of Black History Month 2017. Full event information: https://billetto.co.uk/e/black-history-month-piano-recital-emmanuel-vass-tickets-215011 Here is a link to a video of Emmanuel playing Scott Joplin… Continue reading Free Piano Recital: Saturday 14 October

Habs / Prendergast Round 2 Audition: What To Expect

All of our students have successfully passed the Round One Music Aptitude Test selection process for Haberdashers’ Aske’s and Prendergast Hilly Fields school. The Round Two auditions are taking place this week. Two of our students have already sat an audition and have given some feedback that I thought would be useful for anyone sitting… Continue reading Habs / Prendergast Round 2 Audition: What To Expect

Guidance Notes for the Music Aptitude Test

We advise trying one test on your own, then try at least one test with your music teacher to work through sections you are finding difficult. Here are our tips for each section. Nb. not all schools use all of the sections listed below so make sure you check which sections you have to answer.… Continue reading Guidance Notes for the Music Aptitude Test

The Inside Scoop To Independent Schools

KIDSORTED has teamed up with Leyla daCosta from Bespoke Consultant to host an evening for parents considering private schooling for their children. Enjoy a talk that will address the most frequently asked questions regarding prep and secondary school choices. You will be able to ask questions at the end of the session. There is a… Continue reading The Inside Scoop To Independent Schools

Habs & Prendergast Music Aptitude Test: Is the Instrument the same or different?

In the Music Aptitude Test  for Prendergast and Haberdashers, you will have to listen to two differing notes of music and identify whether the second instrument is from the same music family or different. This section of the test is relatively simple once you know all the different sounds of instruments, so have a good… Continue reading Habs & Prendergast Music Aptitude Test: Is the Instrument the same or different?