Distant Violin Education in the First Outbreak of the Pandemic: Exploring Perceptions of the Instructors in Turkey

Sakaryaa G., İnalb İ., Şendururc Y., Zahald O.

Pegem Egitim ve Ogretim Dergisi, vol.13, no.1, pp.292-300, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.47750/pegegog.13.01.32
  • Journal Name: Pegem Egitim ve Ogretim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.292-300
  • Keywords: Violin education, distant education, violin instructors, COVID-19, pandemic, thematic analysis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022,Pegem Egitim ve Ogretim Dergisi. All Rights Reserved.This study examined the period in depth by taking the instructors’ perceptions on distant violin education practices in the first semester when the pandemic first hit. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews were held with 29 instructors working in 16 among 26 music education departments. Thus, by making a maximum variation, a significant part of the music teaching departments in Turkey was taken as a sample (65%). The data were collected via Google Meet and Zoom interviews and analysed thematically with MAXQDA software. As a result of the research, it has been determined that the instructors think distance violin education is unsuitable for violin education in many aspects, especially the inability to give immediate feedback, physical intervention, motivation, communication, and technical problems. However, some instructors also point out that distance violin education has positive aspects in terms of self-control, self-development, rewatching the courses, meticulous work for the course recordings, and repetition.