As one of the three main types of music education, amateur music education is an education that aims to obtain musical behaviors more interested and willingly not necessarily getting formal music education. The aim of this research is to examine and analyze the lesson durations, course contents and the problems that arise during and outside the classroom in the teacher education institutions affiliated to the Ministry of National Education in Sivas. This research aims to determine the opinions of educators who provide instrument education in amateur music education institutions. Qualitative research method was used as the research design. The study group of the research consists of educators working in four different amateur music education institutions within the borders of the Central District of Sivas province. In this study, a semi-structured interview form prepared by the researchers was used to determine the variables of the study. In the semi-structured interview form, a total of 12 questions, 2 of which were demographic and 10 of which were open-ended, were asked in order to determine the problems that the participants faced with the elaborate instrument training. The data obtained from the semi-structured interview form were analyzed through content analysis. In this study, in which 16 participants participated, it was concluded that it was preferred that the course duration was between 40-60 minutes. In addition, as a result of the research, it was concluded that there were problems such as absenteeism of students in instrument education lessons and not paying attention to instrument studies in the problems faced by educators. According to the results of the research, suggestions were made for instrument teaching methods and general education process in institutions that provide elaborate music education in Sivas.
Amateur music education, instrument education, science and art center.