MTB Exams are recorded in either audio or video. The examination can be overseen by the teacher/centre or with just the candidate present and can be taken at any time to suit the teacher/learner. To oversee/verify an MTB exam the teacher must be signed up as an individual music teacher or be part of a signed up organisation.
You will need an accompanist (where relevant) and it is acceptable for the teacher to accompany their own student if they would like to do so. Recorded accompaniments may also be used for the exam. As part of our reasonable adjustments policy we have made accompaniments optional for all instruments during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Before beginning the exam please check you have the following:
- A phone/tablet with the MTB App installed.
- Your exam front cover, either digitally or printed (available on your exam portal).
- Any music/recordings you may need in order to deliver the Recital, Technical & Musicianship sections of the assessment.
If the exam is being conducted by the teacher/centre remotely through webcam please state this at the start of the exam recording. Please ensure that the recording device is in the room with the candidate, as recording playback from speakers will lead to a reduced audio/video quality. This in turn may lead to delays processing the exam or possible rejection of the recording.
For detailed guidance on how to record your exam please click here.
We have also produced a helpful guidance document for parents and learners on MTB exams which is available to download here: MTB Parent & Learner Guide
To see an example of a teacher led MTB audio exam conducted over webcam please watch our video demonstration below.
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