The intensive social development of the society increases demands on the development of
an active and creative personality. These demands bring to the forefront research on
such problems that relate to processes which encourage an individual to be the subject of
one’s own existence and activity, constantly stimulating perspectives of one’s
development and ways and means of its implementation.
The skill of evaluating the results of one’s activities, or self-evaluation, is an important
factor of a student’s learning activity. At introducing the concept of “self-evaluation”,
James (2003) acknowledged that the skill of self-evaluation influences the effectiveness
of human’s activity. The acquisition of self-evaluation skills encompasses not only the
assessment of the quality of one’s knowledge and skills, but allows to rationally construct
one’s learning activities on the whole. The necessity to possess such skills is especially
obvious in case piano playing is mastered in the form of distance learning. Distance
learning, having both its plusses and minuses, allows expanding the range of methods for
mastering the piano playing under various conditions.
This paper focuses on the process of mastering piano playing within the context of the
axiological approach by using criteria, indicators and levels.
Key words: student’s self-evaluation, mastering piano playing, distance learning,