Dame Alice Owens Music Aptitude Test dates for 2019 Admissions

Dame Alice Owen’s School has announced the dates for the Music Aptitude Tests for 2019 secondary school admissions: 16th May 2018 – Online Registration forms available via the DAO school web site. Tuesday 4th September 2018 –  Musical Aptitude Test – First Round.     Our Music Aptitude Test training materials cover the 4 sections tested by… Continue reading Dame Alice Owens Music Aptitude Test dates for 2019 Admissions

Proposed Music Aptitude Tests for Abraham Darby Academy – Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation

Announcing a new school for the 2019 Secondary School Admissions process: Abraham Darby Academy offers 10% of the places available to applicants who show an aptitude in music. It is preferable that students are either working towards or have achieved grade 1 ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) or Trinity Guildhall standard.… Continue reading Proposed Music Aptitude Tests for Abraham Darby Academy – Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation

West London Free School: Tips for the Music Aptitude Test

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

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

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?