The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the constructivist approach in the current Turkish music curriculum was used effectively in classroom settings to develop the musical creativity of students. For this purpose, ten randomly-selected primary school music teachers and three music education professors were interviewed during summer of 2009. Content analysis method was used for the data analysis. The results showed that the constructivist approach in music education was a new concept for the majority of music teachers in Turkey, and they indicated that they experienced having difficulties administering the new curriculum in classroom settings because they were not knowledgeable about this new approach. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.