In this study, it was aimed to determine the opinions of music teacher candidates about distance education during the COVID-19 outbreak. The study group of the study consisted of 39 students studying in the Department of Music Education at the Marmara University Atatürk Education Faculty Fine Arts Education Department. Case study method, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the research. The data of the research was collected by a semi-structured interview form prepared by the researcher and consisted of 11 questions and was evaluated by content analysis. As a result of the research, most of the music teacher candidates stated that they attended live courses within the scope of distance education and that the material they prefer to use the most is the live course. Recording the courses and watching them later is one of the positive aspects according to the opinions of students while internet connection problem is one of the negative aspects. It has been observed that the majority of music teacher candidates do not find it efficient to conduct practice courses online, and that distance education can be a useful alternative method by solving the connection and synchronization problems with a good technological infrastructure and organizing the program. Based on the results of the research, recommendations regarding the process and future work are presented.
Music education, music teacher candidates, distance education, COVID-19 outbreak.