The purpose of this study is to investigate Music Teacher candidates’ self-efficacy perceptions towards traditional Turkish music lessons which included at music educatio ndepartment programmes (Traditional Turkish art music and traditional Turkish folk music) whether the were differed based on various demographic variables. The datas were collected by survey model from 4th grade, 248 music teacher candidates who studied at music education departments of 10 universities in Turkey. Personal Information Form that is created by the researcher and Self-Efficacy Perception Scale Regarding Traditional Turkish Music Classes that is developed by Çelenk ve Şen (2016) have been used to reach demographic information of the music teacher candidates. According to the findings in the research, it is determined that meaningful differences exist between the music teacher candidates' self-efficacy perceptions towards Traditional Turkish Music classes and the variables of "the colleges in which they get an education, individual instrument and instrumental ensembles, class performance and study periods". It is thought that this research is important to improve the methods that apllied in teacher education and to contribute to the limited number of studies on traditional Turkish music education.
Music Education, Music Teacher Candidates, Traditional Turkish Music, Self-Efficacy.