Musical instruments made by small hands: A multifunctional activity at preschools in Turkey


3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership (WCLTA), Brussels, Belgium, 25 - 28 October 2012, vol.93, pp.1879-1884 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 93
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.133
  • City: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.1879-1884
  • Keywords: preschool music, hand-making musical instruments, Turkey
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Hand-making musical instruments with children is a widespread crafts activity, and also a strategy to overcome the shortage of musical materials in preschools in Turkey. In this paper, hand-making musical instruments in preschools in Turkey is investigated as alternative to ready-made musical instruments in terms of their strengths and weaknesses, by gathering opinions and insights of 10 preschool educators as experts through semi-structured interviews about the making and using phases of handmade musical instruments. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.