What is the Music Aptitude Test? Also known at the MAT, the Music Aptitude Test is used by state secondary schools in the UK to select a percentage of their intake on a full or half Music Scholarship system. The tests are quite unusual in that some schools use test with electronically generated beeps, graphic scores and other unfamiliar topics to students that are already learning a musical instrument. We have designed materials that will give you a flavour of the kinds of tests you will hear on the day.
We have been using these test materials successfully with our students for nearly a decade and regularly have success stories of entry to local schools such as Kingsdale, Haberdashers and Prendergast. We also receive feedback each year of successful entry to Ashmole Academy, Coopers Coborn, Dame Alice Owen and many other UK schools.
Our Music Aptitude Test training exercises are available to download as MP3s via Paypal. We will also send you the answers and the blank test sheet as PDF documents.
The answer and blank tests PDFs documents are also available for free download in the ‘Answers‘ section of the site.
How it works
Upon receipt of payment by Paypal, you will be emailed a link to download the MP3 files immediately. Please download as soon as you pay for the tests as the download link will expire.
We publish regular videos and blog posts with tips for mastering the Music Aptitude Test: