The arts of a country constitute its people`s historical and cultural heritage handed down for generations. In order to firmly establish the spirit of its national identity heretofore largely neglected, the ources of our music education should be revaluated and sought from the people`s folk songs and other forms of their indegenous music carried down from generation to generation. The reasons for the need of paying due regards to the traditional music which is our national heritage are two folds: First, it can become an important source of creating a new tradition; Second, it can furnish encellent possibilities of developing our national music consonant to modern trends. Accordingly, it is thought that the future music curriculum as well as the current curriculum should include more materials drawn from our traditional music. Placing more importance to our native music does not mean that we should preserve it as it is. it is to rediscover our people`s artistic creative obility and develop it as our forefathers have don when then received foreign culture in the past.