In instrument education, it is aimed to give learners a love of music in the most general framework and to create a desire to play an instrument. Various teaching methods have been developed to achieve these goals. Among these developed methods, there are music teaching/learning approaches that have proven their validity all over the world, such as Orff, Kodaly Dalcroze and Suzuki. Among these approaches, it is thought that the Suzuki method, which brings a new approach to music education with the method of love and mother tongue, has an important place. Japanese pedagogue and violinist Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) introduced a new method for instrument teaching by developing the mother tongue method-talent training method in instrument education. This research is a qualitative study aiming to examine the postgraduate theses about the Suzuki approach/method. Document analysis was used as a research model. The study group of this research consists of 20 postgraduate theses written on the Suzuki approach/method in the National Thesis Center of the Council of Higher Education. The 20 theses included in the research were classified according to the university, institute, year of writing, type and research techniques used, and were tabulated by specifying their percentages and frequencies. The postgraduate theses included in the research were examined according to universities, years, institutes, research methods, data collection tools and subjects, and the data were analyzed by frequency (f), percentage (%) method. As a result of the research, it was concluded that 19 master’s and 1 doctoral theses were written about the Suzuki approach/method, and the proficiency in art thesis was not written, 36.84% of the theses were written within Gazi University and 26.34% were written within Dokuz Eylül University, and the most qualitative research method was used as the research method.


Suzuki approach, postgraduate theses, Suzuki method