Sustainable Environmental Awareness in the Making of Steinway & Sons Pianos and Opinions of Lecturers on Sustainable Environmental Literacy in Piano Making

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The majority of the pieces that make up the structures of the piano are wooden products. Large piano brands provide resources for the materials. They use various forest products or they create their own forests. Respecting life, biodiversity together with protecting nature and our world are important elements for sustainable environmental awareness. The sustainable environmental awareness is developing by ensuring that current needs are met and transferred to future generations with controlled consumption without destroying natural resources. In this study, it was aimed to examine the knowledge levels of the piano educators regarding the sustainable environmental studies of the piano producer Steinway & Sons brand, and also the production of the Steinway & Sons brand with sustainable environmental awareness. The research is limited to the Steinway & Sons brand. The lecturers in Turkey constitute the scope of the study and the ones who are conveniently reached make up the participants of the study. Qualitative research methods are used in the study. The data are obtained by document review method, content analysis and questionnaire. The results showed that; majority of the lecturers do not have any knowledge about the dimensions of sustainability in piano production, such as energy use, material use, recycling and responsible forestry.


Steinway&Sons, Sustainable Environment Awareness, Piano Making, Sustainable Environmental literacy

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