The aim of this research was to determine the self-control levels of music teacher candidates and to analyze this based on their gender, individual instruments and the individual instrument exam scores they have entered recently. The study group was composed of 66 music teacher candidates who are studying at Marmara University, Atatürk Faculty of Education Department of Fine Arts Education. The data were collected using personal details form prepared by the researchers and Self-Control Scale developed by Rosenbaum (1980) and adapted to Turkish by Duyan, Gülen, and Gelbal (2012). The scale is composed of three dimensions: experiential self-control, reformative self-control, redressive self-control. In the analysis of the data, Independent group T-test, one-way analysis of variance, Tukey b Test technique and the Shapiro-Wilk Test were used. At the end of the study, it was found that the self-control levels of music teacher candidates did not differ regarding gender and individual instrument variables. However, there was a significant difference between the self-control levels of the music teacher candidates and the last individual instrument exam score (t64=-3,12, p<,003). The dissemination of studies in the field of self-control and music education and the use of results in education faculty programs are essential for the training of qualified music teachers.

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Self-control, music teacher candidates, music education, individual instrument.