Good luck to all the Year 5 students sitting their Music Aptitude Test for Claremont High School Academy on the 10th of June 2023!
Remember, the SE22 Piano School tutors are here to help prepare you for the upcoming test. Although time is running out to book a 1-to-1 lesson, don’t worry, as SE22 Piano School also offers digital downloads that you can use with your teacher. These resources are designed to familiarize you with the style of test you will hear on the day.
Embrace this opportunity, practice with dedication, and know that you have the support and resources needed to perform your best. Wishing you all the success in your music aptitude test!
Claremont High School Academy will admit 10 percent of new intake places for students who have an aptitude in Music. The Music Aptitude Test will be held on Saturday, 10th June 2023 at 9am.
You can download and practice the specimen MAT Training Materials online so that you know what kind of tests to expect. Use these with your teacher or we offer 1-to-1 lessons on Zoom and have a few slots available just before the Claremont test on 10 June.
The written test consists of questions involving three areas of music, namely PITCH, MELODY, and TEXTURE.
Pitch: For example candidates listen to two sounds and have to indicate whether the second sound is the same as the first, or whether it is higher or lower.
Melody: For example candidates listen to two tunes consisting of five notes. Candidates have to decide whether the second tune is the same as the first or if one of the notes has been altered. If there is a change, candidates will be expected to identify which note has been altered by giving the note number.
Texture: For these questions candidates listen to a number of extracts containing multiple instruments or sounds. Candidates need to comment on the amount of instruments and compare any differences between examples.
In addition to the written aptitude test, Candidates will be required to complete a musical performance aptitude test. Each child will be allocated a 5 minute slot to perform their chosen piece of vocal or instrumental music. Their aptitude for music will be further assessed from this performance and, as there is a free choice of piece, this will allow candidates of all cultures an equal chance to succeed. An accompanist will be provided. Students can bring their own CD backing track.