Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Article in Press

An Examination in the Context of the Pre-School Period for Piano Education in Institutions Training Music Teachers

Akgül Alper

  •  Received: 26 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 21 April 2021
In pre-school education, music education and in this context piano education attract attention all over the world. Teacher candidates at music teaching departments in Turkey take two compulsory and four elective piano courses during their undergraduate education. The content of these courses is mainly focused on technical development and performance. The prospective teachers in these programs do not take any lessons on how to teach the instrument. However, the teacher candidates are required to take courses that include methods and techniques for teaching instruments related to their profession. There is not a course in the curriculum of music education undergraduate program of the Higher Education Council. Regarding this situation, the researcher offers some suggestions by discussing the importance of the subject based on the literature in this study.

Keywords: Music Education, Pre-school Music Education, Piano Education in the Preschool Stage