The aim of this study is to examine the success of music students in asynchronous piano education during the distance learning process in the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year in the Covid-19 outbreak. Participants of the study consisted of 34 students studying at Giresun University, 37 students studying at Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University and 32 students studying at Kirikkale University. Various quantitative and qualitative research techniques were used depending on the aim and sub-problems of the study. Hence, this research was carried out with a mixed method. Besides, this research is an experimental study in one dimension. In order to collect the data of the research, the "track deciphering form" "track technical form" and "track acceleration and musicality form" developed by Yücetoker were used in the assessment of the play records received from the students, and the midterm and final grades of the students were received from the student information systems of the relevant universities. Findings obtained from qualitative data were analyzed by the arithmetic mean, and findings obtained from quantitative data were analyzed by the paired-samples t-test. In light of the findings, it was concluded that the students did not gain enough deciphering, technical study, and musicality behaviors in asynchronous piano education in distance education, and their distance education achievement scores were lower than the face-to-face education achievement scores. Various suggestions were given in light of these results.
Key words: Distance education, Covid-19, piano education, music education.
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