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. Teachers can now also conduct the exam remotely over webcam.
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 cheaper than traditional exams.
The whole experience was brilliant - all the stress taken away. All recorded on the app and uploaded in our own time. The results were super quick and so brilliant to be marked by a specialist examiner (singer). I will definitely be doing MTB exams again in the future.Rebecca Hardie / Music Teacher