Anthony Yaw Nyamful


Philosophers, priests, medical men, scientists, educationist, psychologists and musicians have observed and sometimes made use of the healing power of music. However, the practice of music therapy with trained personnel (the music therapist) who has acquired the necessary skill and knowledge is a modern phenomenon. Music therapy is used to improve social interaction and communication. It is also known to develop and improve the attention span and the ability to follow directions. It aids in the development of senses by improving sensory functions such as self-awareness, textures, spatial awareness, orientation, and body sensations. The object of this paper is to sensitize educators in Ghanaian tertiary institutions to consider the establishment of music therapy as a rational discipline which can add to music, a new dimension in the school environment, and open job avenues for the youth in Ghana. It is however refreshing to note that the Methodist University College Ghana, is preparing to commence a reflexology center which will combine the practice of music therapy and body massage. Considering the immense contribution of music therapy to physical, emotional, and mental health; it becomes imperative that tertiary institutions in Ghana consider it as one of their course structures. Furthermore, it can open more job avenues for the youth and add new dimensions to the study of music in Ghana.

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The Editorial Correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Globus, Journal of Methodist University College Ghana, P.O. Box DC 940, Dansoman – Accra, Ghana.  ISSN: 2026-5530