Although the use of extended piano techniques were relatively uncommon in the common practice period (c. 1600 - 1900), the use of extended skills became more common in modern classical music since 1900. Composers in modern Turkey also use these techniques in their works. This study analyzed the role of extended-technique piano repertoire in the pedagogical approaches of instructors at conservatoires. Results indicated that these techniques were not widely taught and the repertoire was not widely performed. The most prominent challenges in the teaching of this repertoire were found to emerge at the phase of application. Thus, the study analyzed applications and problems observed in conservatoires in Turkey regarding the use of extended piano techniques, and it investigated how these problems can be resolved. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.