Rhythm is the most fundamental element of music. The foundation of music education is based on rhythm education. Special teaching methods have been developed by music educators in order to enable students to develop their rhythm skills. These methods are spelling-based, number-based and lexical or sentential based teaching methods. The aim of the study, which is based on a descriptive model, is to reveal music teachers’ experiences about rhythm teaching methods, their opinions, study strategies and their knowledge on the methods in the literature. In line with this purpose, semi-structured opinion form was prepared and the form was examined by 10 experts. The revised form was applied to 91 teachers via Google Forms and the data obtained were evaluated and interpreted. Research results show that the most well-known methods are the domestic (Traditional, Dümeteke, Gümegüme, Pofuduk Tavşan) methods. Teachers have suggested that rhythm teaching should be taught by play and drama, body percussion and rhythm instruments.
Music, Music Teaching, Rhythm, Rhythm Teaching