MTB Practical Grades test your proficiency in your chosen instrument and assess a broad array of technical and musical skills. They comprise of a Recital section, Technical section and in most cases a Musicianship section.
These exams are effectively our online equivalent to the face-to-face graded exams offered by other Boards, including the performance of pieces plus all the technical and musicianship elements you would expect to find in these. MTB’s Technical and Musicianship resources are free to download from our website.
MTB Practical Grades are Ofqual regulated to the same standard as Grades from the other main boards and provide the same number of UCAS points for Grades 6-8.
To view the specific requirements for each grade and instrument visit our syllabuses page below:
MTB Performance Grades: MTB also offer Performance Grades which provide a different route to achieve the equivalent qualification level by assessing your ability to present a recital programme. The exam consists of a performance of 4-5 pieces with a target duration. To learn more about our Performance Grades click here.