Music Aptitude Tests 2020 State School Entry

Our new and updated training materials consists of 4 sets of 60 questions of four types: Pitch, Melody, Texture and Rhythm. We have also included supplementary questions (1 test) covering Shape, Volume, Length, Speed & Instruments including Graphic Scores similar in style to tests used by Ashmole Academy. The enhanced test also covers the style of tests used by Haberdashers and Marylebone. 

The training tests are indicative of the style of MAT used in the UK but please note that there may be some variation with the test that each school uses.

Here is a video showing samples of each section of our 4-part test:

If you are experiencing any issues with our online payment system, please email and we will be able to assist you. Ensure you backup the files as there is an admin charge of £5 for resending the files.

Once you purchase the files, you will receive a link to download the files. If you do not receive the email, check your Junk Mail folder as occasionally the download link goes here. If you do not receive the files, please email us ASAP and we will send these to you (usually within the hour if not sooner).

The files will come as a zipped folder containing 4 complete tests & 1 enhanced test, the answer sheets and a blank test sheet to fill in. Please save onto your desktop computer and extract the contents to access the files. Use a desktop computer or laptop to download these files. An iPhone or iPad will not download and unzip the files correctly. 

Here is a video tutorial on how to unzip a folder. These are MP3 sound files and will open in iTunes or Windows Media player.

Please note the MAT is for personal use, not commercial use. We can create custom tests for schools.


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Author: Lorraine Liyanage

Owner of the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich. Founder and Director of the Dulwich Music Festival. Piano teacher based in East Dulwich since 2007.