We believe that the whole process of learning to play a musical instrument, including taking grade exams, should be a positive and enjoyable one.
Our grades can be taken at any time without having to enter months in advance or accommodate exam periods and visiting examiner dates helping teachers to optimise a pupil’s rate of progress.
There is no need to travel to examination centres. You decide where to take the exam.
The wait to take an exam to accommodate exam periods and examiner visits can demotivate pupils as it is difficult to progress during this period and they can grow bored of playing the same music for months. Our exams can be taken as soon as you are ready.
Uniquely, Music Teachers’ Board exams are only marked by instrument specialists. Only a specialist cello teacher/player will mark a cello exam, a trombone specialist a trombone exam, a guitar specialist a guitar exam etc. Frequently, traditional methods mean the examiner is having to mark performances on instruments they cannot teach or play.
Music Teachers’ Board exams are 20%-30% cheaper than traditional exams.
Many people find music examinations extremely stressful, so I am delighted that MTB exams are addressing this concern without sacrificing musical standards.Jonathan Cohen / Television Presenter