Announcing a new school for the Music Aptitude Tests: Abraham Darby Academy

Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby Academy in Telford has proposed the use of the Music Aptitude Tests for selecting 10% of their 2019 intake into Year 7.

Read more about this on the Music Aptitude Test web site:

We offer individual and group training for the Music Aptitude Tests at our studio in South London. Skype lessons may also be possible for students that cannot attend our studio. Details of our next session can be found here:

Music Aptitude Tests for 2015 Secondary School intake

This half-term sees many schools such as the Chancellor’s School, Chelsea Academy, Leventhorpe School and many more holding their Music Aptitude Test for September 2015 entry. A list of some schools and the MAT dates are to be found below.

Help prepare for the Music Aptitude Test by trying our specimen tests to give you an idea of the 4 sections on which you will be tested. You can order the tests online for instant download via your desktop computer. You can also make payment by online banking.

Buy The Music Aptitude Test

The test consists of 60 questions of four types: Pitch, Melody, Texture and Rhythm.

Watch this sample video of Section 1, Pitch

Watch this sample video of Section 3, Texture.

Preparing for the Music Aptitude Tests for State Secondary School admissions

It’s never too early to start preparing for the Music Aptitude Tests for students that are currently in Year 5 and will be applying for secondary schools to start in September of the following year.

Music Aptitude Test training

The musical aptitude test (MAT) allows state schools to select 10% of their intake on a music scholarship place. Not all schools use the test. You can find a list here. Please note that the list is exhaustive and please check validity as some schools vary the entry procedures from year to year.

The MAT is in two parts. All students who apply under this criterion will be invited to sit a written aptitude test in music. The test does not require any formal knowledge of musical theory and it is a listening test with multiple choice answers. Candidates successfully passing this test then proceed to the audition round which is Phase Two.

You can find out plenty of information about the MAT and preparation for the MAT here:

Here is a sample video of one of the sections of the test, Section 3: Texture