1-to-1 Music Aptitude Test & Scholarship Online Lessons

We are receiving more enquiries for assistance with the Music Aptitude Tests and Scholarships than we can handle so we have asked local music teacher Curtis to join the team at the SE22 Piano School. Curtis will be offering Zoom lessons during the May/June half-term on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May and June 2nd- 4th. All these dates can be booked on Eventbrite and we cover all UK schools by tailoring the lesson to the exact needs of your particular school. We ask you to specify your musical experience and chosen schools at the time of booking a ticket.

Music Scholarship & Aptitude Test Lessons

Wherever you are based in the UK we can assist you with online lessons via Zoom. Schools covered include:

Abraham Darby Academy
Archbishop Blanch School
Ashmole Academy
Brentwood Ursuline Convent
Bristol Cathedral Choir School
Bushey Meads
Camden Girls
Cardinal Vaughan
Chancellor’s
Chelsea Academy
Clement Danes
Coopers Coborn
Crayford Academy
Dame Alice Owen’s
Ealing Fields
Enfield Grammar
Gilberd School
Haberdashers’ Aske’s
Hatcham College
Hertfordshire & Essex High School
Hockerill Anglo-European
King David & St. Edwards College
Kingsdale Foundation School
Leventhorpe School
Marylebone
Mill Hill County
Old Swinford
Ongar Academy
Ousedale School
Parmiter’s
Prendergast
Queen’s School Bushey
Rickmansworth
Shenfield
St Mary’s and St John’s CE
St Marylebone CofE
St Paul’s Way Trust
St Cecilia’s
SW Herts Consortium
Twyford
Watford Grammar
West London Free
Woodlands School

Music Aptitude Test Tip of the Day: Picking the Perfect Audition Pieces

At your first music lesson of term, make sure you pick one or two pieces that you can already play quite well and ask your teacher to come up with a plan of action to get these perfect by the end of the month.

The new term is an exciting time for music scholars!

My top tip for choosing the right repertoire would be to go for something fun, funky and memorable. Choose a piece that’s not in the graded exam book as most musicians will turn up clutching the latest exam book so the audition panel will hear the same pieces over and over again.

Go for something with a catchy title that will be an interesting discussion point with the audition panel. Make sure you have asked your teacher how to pronounce the composer’s name. See if you can find out an interesting fact about the composer that you can throw into the conversation. A quick search online should reveal plenty of information as a starting point.

We offer 1-to-1 lessons at our studio in East Dulwich to help students prepare for the Music Scholarship & Aptitude Test. These sessions are open to all musicians from any area. Email to enquire about availability.

Keep an eye out for our new article in the 2020 Scholarships supplement publication from Music Teacher Magazine all about the Music Aptitude Test and State School Scholarships. Released on 1st September.

Summer Piano Lessons & MAT Aptitude Test training in East Dulwich

Please find a list of times available that can be used for Music Aptitude Test training or piano and theory lessons at our studio in East Dulwich.

Email mirnalfonsina@gmail.com for updated availability and also check our Eventbrite page for MAT and scholarship training

Saturday 27th July from 9am to 7pm.

Saturday 3rd August from 9am to 7pm

Monday 5th to Friday 9th, between 9am and 5pm.

Monday 12th to Friday 16th August, between 9am and 5pm.

Thursday 22nd August, 2pm to 7pm

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August,  from 9am until 7pm.