Grade 4


MTB (Music Teacher's Board) is a relative newcomer. Exams are recorded in video or audio and submitted through their app. So exams can be sat at home, when the candidate is ready with complete flexibility over the date. The list of pieces covers a broad range of styles and doesn't go out of date: new pieces may be added (bi-annually) but 'old' pieces remain as options.

The 6 booklet pieces




Burgmüller, Friedrich

Ballade, no.15 from 25 Progressive Studies, op.100

Clementi, Muzio

Rondo (extract), from Sonatina in G, op.36 no.5


Gade, Niels

Merry-go-round, from Christmas Pieces, op.36

Maikapar, Samuel

Chèz le forgeron, no.5 from Little Novelettes op.8

Schmoll, Anton

Saltarello, no.19 from Les étrennes du jeune pianiste, op.50

Mitchell, Chris

The Promise of Peace


Ballade - Friedrich Burgmüller
no.15 from 25 Etudes progressives, op.100 (1851)



The original metronome mark is a scarily quick 104bpm, though MTB suggests a more steady tempo of 72bpm.


Rondo - Muzio Clementi
part of the final movement of Sonatina in G, op.36, no.5


Merry-go-round - Niels Gade
from Christmas Pieces, op.36


Chèz le forgeron  - Samuel Maikapar
no.5 from Little Novelettes, op.8


Saltarello - Anton Schmoll
no.19 from Les étrennes du jeune pianiste, op.50


A Saltarello is a quick, jumpy dance in triple metre. 


The Promise of Peace - Chris Mitchell


Toccatina - Dmitri Kabalevsky
no.12 from 30 Children's Pieces, op.27

Sorry, one of my older videos ...awaiting an update I think!


Sonatina - Dmitri Kabalevsky
no.18 from 30 Children's Pieces, op.27