The overall objective of this study is the determantion of students’opinions about playing a musical instrument in general music education in Turkey. The study was designed according to the descriptive scanning model. İn order to achieve the objectives of the research a quastionnaire which contains expert opinions has been prepared. The pretreatment was apllied to 300 students and the contenet validity of the quastionnaire was taken. Working gruops have been prefered for research. These groups consist of schools which administared by national education directorate in central Denizli. The working groups contains 413 male and 409 female students. Total 822 students. The developed survey was apliied to 822 students in the working group. According to the data obtained from the research it was determinet that most if students want to play the guitar in music lessons. With regard to gender the majority of both girls an boys prefer to play the guitar. The study concluded that there are significant differences between the type of music they listen and their genders, and between the type of music they listen and the instrument in which they want to be trained. Suggestions were made relating to the reached conclusions in the study.
Keywords: Education ofthe Recorder, Education of İnstruments, General Music Education