Some Reflections on the Future of Music Therapy in Nigeria
This paper examines the present state of music therapy in Nigeria. In doing this, it discusses music therapy, the scope of operation and competence of the therapists, their trainings and dispositions. In the same vein, it examines the critical needs of the Nigerian music therapist in consonance with the people's beliefs. As a result of this, it advocates that the training of Nigerian music therapists should incorporate cultural realities of the people; that researches should be intensified, taken to higher heights; and that for their activities to be felt in Nigeria, they must function under a known and registered body. Whether music can really heal is not in doubt but convincing strides should be taken demonstrate it.
Key words: Music Therapy, Illness, Aetiology and disease