Flute Education in Turkey in the Process of COVID-19 Pandemic
The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has caused education to be carried out through distance learning. Due to this situation, flute instructors faced many difficulties in instrument training, which had to be done remotely in professional music education institutions. A research was conducted to determine the training and examination processes of the instructors for flute education, their experiences, readiness for online education, negativities, and solutions during the pandemic process. Convergent parallel design, one of the mixed research methods, was used in the study. The study group consists of 22 flute instructors who work in different professional music education institutions in Turkey. An open- and close-ended questionnaire was used as a data collection tool. It was revealed that flute instructors conducted classes in different ways during the pandemic, they had to make their evaluations mostly individually, and they had many difficulties due to the internet and the applications used. As a result of the research in order for online flute training to be more effective, it was recommended that both instructor communication be more active and trainers receive training that will contribute to their professional development in online education.
Keywords: Flute training, Turkey, COVID-19, pandemic, online education
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