1-to-1 Music Scholarship and MAT Tutoring During COVID-19

What is the Music Aptitude Test?
What is the Music Aptitude Test?

Please note that due to UK schools currently being closed due to COVID-19, we are only able to offer 1-to-1 tutoring online. We are using a free video conferencing software called Zoom to administer online tutoring. We have used this method for several years as we are based in South London but have tutored children from different cities in the UK without them needing to travel a long distance to visit us. If you would like to book an online session, please see below.

These sessions are open to all students, not just our piano students. We have been successfully preparing musicians for scholarships for over a decade. Our head teacher publishes articles in Music Teacher magazine about the scholarship process each year and our team of teachers enrol new students each year specifically for Music Scholarship preparation as their own music teacher does not offer this service.

We are just adding new dates for 1-to-1 tutoring during the Easter Break and Summer Term that will appear online shortly. Please follow our Eventbrite page for latest information and to book the sessions directly when we release spaces. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/se22-piano-school-16475016451

Please note we do not offer phone or email consultations or support but we will answer all your questions about the scholarship process in the 60 minute lesson. 

Music Aptitude Test & Scholarship Preparation for 2021 Admissions

We are now preparing Year 5 students for September 2021 secondary school admissions on Music Scholarship places. We recommend booking a consultation lesson of 1 hour with our teacher who will make an assessment of your readiness for the scholarship and then advise accordingly on how many lessons will be required to prepare you for the auditions that usually take place in the Autumn term (September 2020 onwards, although many schools hold the auditions earlier).

A 1 hour consultation lesson with Mirna or Lorraine is £80 and available on Fridays or Saturdays at our studio on Pellatt Road, East Dulwich.

Email musicaptitudetests@gmail.com to book a session.

Music Scholarship & Aptitude Test training with Lorraine Liyanage at the SE22 Piano School

Book 1-to-1 Sessions with Lorraine on Eventbrite:


I am available on selected dates in September and October to prepare young musicians for the upcoming state secondary music scholarship assessments. We can either work on the general music audition for schools such as Kingsdale or the multiple choice Music Aptitude Test for schools such as Prendergast and Habs. For the latter, you will have completed at least 2 of the Music Aptitude Tests before attending this session. If you have not completed any multiple choice tests, please book a session with Mirna instead and she will take you through the basics of the MAT.

Do bring along two well-prepared pieces for instrument or voice to perform. If there is a backing track, please have the sound file available on your phone to play on the day. Alternatively you can bring the sheet music accompaniment with you.

The session will be tailored to your exact needs which will be discussed at the start of the lesson. Please note that no email support is offered before or after the session so please ensure you ask all your questions during the 1 hour session.

This session cannot be refunded or rescheduled if you cannot attend for any reason.

We are located at:

SE22 Piano School, 85 Pellatt Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 9JD

On-street parking available.