Music Aptitude Test training for secondary state school admissions

Half-term is over and we’re thinking ahead to this Autumn when many students will sit the Music Aptitude Tests for schools such as Habs, Kingsdale and Prendergast in South London. Further afield, there are many schools throughout the UK also using this system.

Join us for a 1-to-1 session to help Year 4, 5 and 6 musicians prepare for the upcoming Music Scholarships for 2019 state secondary admissions.

The session will focus on Music Aptitude Test training that is the first round of the selective music intake process.

If you would like to focus on Round Two, do bring your instrument (if possible) and we will listen to your audition piece(s) and give advice on performance as well as prep the interview questions with you. We have a piano available for your use as well as an accompanist so please both music parts if accompanied.

This is an individual group training session lasting 1 hour.

April/May Timetable for Piano Lessons

Welcome to new students Ava, Azizan, Viva, Anne, Edie and Hannah.

2021 Term Dates:
22 February to 27 March (5 lessons)
19 April – 29 May (6 lessons)
Nb. No lesson on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May

Monday (Lorraine) 
4.00 Amelie
4.30 Caitlin
5.00 William
5.30 Alessio
6.00 Rowan
6.30 Colm

Monday (Alexandra) 
3.45 Agnes
4.15 Alex W
4.45 Scarlett 
5.15 Zara 
5.45 Eva J
6.15 Zoe 
6.45 Isabelle 
7.15 Bonnie 
7.45 Alex B

Tuesday (Lorraine) 
4.45 Lewis 
5.15 TBC
5.45 Samson 
6.15 Mara
6.45 Arthur

Tuesday (Alexandra)
3.45 Ania
4.15 Ella B 
4.45 Jaya  
5.15 Raphaelle
5.45 Luca
6.15 Thomas 
6.45 Bella

Wednesday (Alex) 
3.20 Anais
3.50 Margot W
4.20 Anthony  
4.50 Max S
5.20 Danny
5.50 Ella L
6.20 Orla 
6.50 Joe L
7.20 Anne x 1

Rachael’s students. Thursday to move to Wednesday from 17 May. Wednesday times below (nb. usual Thursday timetable applies until then. Please check with Rachael if unsure)
3.15 Steve (45 mins) 
4.00 Felix
4.30 Eve
5.00 Aram (45 mins) 
5.45 Alfred (45 mins)
6.30 Susannah

Friday (Mirna)
3.30 Viva x 1
4.00 Fred Hoy
4.30 Ollie Hoy
5.00 Nina
5.30 Edward
6.00 Darcy
6.30 Zachary
7.15 Viviana 

Friday (Lorraine)
3.30 Edie G x 1
4.00 Hannah H x 1
5.00 Scholarship Lesson (23 Apr)

Saturday (Alex) 
09.15 Charlie Harry
10.00 Gabriel
10.30 Reuben
11.00 Alice
11.30 Evie
12.00 Raleigh
12.30 Kanishna
13.00 Bill
13.30 Azizan x 1

Saturday (Mirna) 
10.00 Sophie
10.30 Diya
11.00 Reggie
11.30 William
12.00 Clara G
12.30 Alexandra
1.00 Zach B
1.30 Ava
2.00 Break
2.30 Atlas
3.00 Francesca
3.30 Aran 
4.00 Eva
4.30 Joe (1 hour)
5.30 Alex A

Welcome to the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich

Piano Lesson Vacancies for Children & Adults:

Music Aptitude Test Training for Secondary School Admissions:

Training Test Downloads for Music Aptitude Tests:

New Starter Pack for Piano Lessons:

Starting Piano Lessons at the SE22 Piano School in East Dulwich

Welcome to the SE22 Piano School.

We are delighted to have you on board! Please watch our welcome video from our Head Teacher Lorraine:

At your first lesson your teacher will go through the Terms and Conditions for lessons with you. Your lesson includes time to discuss progress with the teacher so please ask any queries you have at the beginning of the lesson, not the end.

Covid Update for Reopening on April 19th 2021 —-Only the student will be admitted to the building. Parents must remain outside . Hands to be washed on arrival. Students age 11+ to wear masks during the lesson unless exempt.

We are located at 85 Pellatt Road SE229JD. 

Please sign up to our mailing list and agree to the terms and conditions for lessons before attending your first lesson. You will also then receive all the group emails so it’s vital all students opt-in to the mailing list as we cannot add you to it for GDPR data consent reasons. (Mailing list link provided by email).

Term Dates are listed on your invoice and on our website. We are unable to respond to emails asking for term dates. Please check the web site first.

Nb. We cannot swap or refund missed lessons as our timetable is heavily booked without any breaks and your teacher only works set days. Your lesson time is your weekly slot and cannot be altered so please look after it carefully! 

Late payments incur an admin fee of £10. This is automatically added to your next invoice should you pay late. For the smooth running of the piano school, we rely on your cooperation to settle all invoices no later than 5pm on the last Monday of each half term. 

Recommended Books for Beginner Pianists (Children).

Theory Books ~ and Theory Drills ~

Me & My Piano ~

Get Set Piano ~

Digital Piano Recommendations:

Terms and Conditions for Lessons:

  1. We do not reschedule or refund missed lessons
  2. Your lesson time remains the same for the academic year
  3. A supply teacher will be used if your teacher is not available 
  4. One term’s written notice is required to terminate lessons.
  5. In the case of lockdown, lessons will be online. No refund or carrying over of lessons is allowed so please ensure you are able to attend Zoom lessons before you enrol for lessons.
  6. Late payment of an invoice incurs at £10 administration charge.

Payment is by online banking only on the last Monday of each half-term for the next block of lessons. We do not offer lessons during the school holidays and no charge is made for lessons during this period. 

How to Contact The Piano School

Please note we do not have a full-time administrator and your teacher will be able to answer all questions about progress, purchasing books, exams and any other music-related queries you may have. Our administrator primarily focusses on issuing invoices and chasing late payments. If you have asked your teacher a question and they cannot answer they will ask our administrator to assist you. The only way to contact the Administrator is the se22pianoschool [ at] address. Remove the [at].