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Music Teaching in Ghana

Give talented musicians the opportunities they deserve by teaching music in Ghana.
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Volunteer As A Music Teacher in Ghana

Bring children the gift of music!
Music can help to bring comfort in the face of adversity as well as providing a potentially valuable skill to those who are able. Working alongside established musicians, Agape provides free music tuition to local street children. Although many of these children are very talented, few have the opportunity to formally develop their skills and gain the experience they need to make a living out of music. This is where you come in!

What will I be teaching?
Volunteers on our music programme can expect to be teaching music to small groups and individuals at a local centre and school for street children. You will be able to teach whatever instrument you feel most comfortable with, often in small classes arranged by age. Through previous work we have provided a number of instruments and a basic musical education, but many still require the kind of structured practice and environment required to really develop their skills.

Keyboard and basic music theory are often the cornerstones of the programme, but we welcome volunteers who play any instrument. Please note, however, that if you play something particularly unusual, you may need to bring this along yourself! Experience at teaching music is not required, but you should have a good working knowledge of at least one instrument.

If you'd like to find out more about teaching music in Ghana, apply now to hear from our specialist trip adviser.
Typical Week

Volunteers are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, before you start work. Mornings are often devoted to traditional school subjects, and you may be asked to help out with these. There will also be plenty of opportunity to work some music into the schedule. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff. In the afternoons you’ll be taking additional classes, usually broken up into short sessions.

You will generally finish your placement at around 5pm, though this will depend on the day. When you finish you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings. Weekends are also your own but there are always plenty of extra Adventures to do in Ghana!

Living With Agape

Most of our volunteers in Ghana live at the local centre for street-children which also acts as Agape’s base in Ghana. Set right on the beach, it’s a great place to live with plenty going on. You will most likely be sharing dorm-style rooms with other volunteers, and these are typically single-sex.

Beyond that you will have access to showers, toilets, and a kitchen, though food is provided. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy your host’s delicious Ghanaian cooking! The centre can be a very vibrant place, with a great mixture of volunteers and local team members, and the beach-side setting provides the opportunity for a host of unique activities.

Included Extras

All of Agape's volunteers in Ghana also get the opportunity to take part in a free tour during their stay in Ghana. This will typically be of Jamestown, an historic area of Accra which is now the site of a fishing village. You’ll be guided around the area, and get the chance to understand a little more of the country’s rich cultural history, as well as life in Ghana’s capital today.

Optional Extras

Agape Volunteers offers a variety of extra Adventures for volunteers in Ghana. There’s something for everyone, including jungle trekking, cultural excursions, and visits to a variety of National Parks and animal sanctuaries.

The Application Process

  • 1: Start Your Application

    Once you have chosen where you would like to volunteer and you will need to fill in some basic details about yourself as well about the programme you wish to participate in, so that we can get back to you with the relevant information.

    1: Start Your Application
  • 2: Your Own Trip Advisor

    Your own personal trip adviser should contact you within 48 hours after submitting your application. They will be responsible for your entire booking, including: answering any questions you have, helping you to source flights and giving you important safety.

    2: Your Own Trip Advisor
  • 3: Select Adventures

    Your trip advisor will provide you an adventures guide for the country you will be volunteering in. This includes some extra trips you can take on top of your volunteering; these vary from safaris, weekends at beach resorts to a hike up Kilimanjaro!

    3: Select Adventures
  • 4: Pay and Depart

    Your trip advisor will talk you through how to pay your programme fee and for any extra trips. Shortly before your departure we will be in contact to give you some information about airport pick ups and safety procedures, from there you are all set for your African adventure.

    4: Pay and Depart

Program Costs Explained

DurationTotal Costs
1 week£510
2 weeks£610
3 weeks£710
4 weeks£810
5 weeks£910
6 weeks£1010
7 weeks£1110
8 weeks£1210
9 weeks£1310
10 weeks£1410
11 weeks£1510
12 weeks£1610
4 months£1910
5 months£2210
6 months£2610
1 year£4610

What’s Included in your Costs

  • Accommodation
  • Two meals a day
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • All Agape registration and administration
  • Orientation
  • Donation to local projects
  • A tour of Jamestown
  • Travel Insurance with Agape Volunteers

  • What is not Included

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa
  • Flights
  • Spending money
  • Visa
  • Extra Adventures
  • Agape Adventures in Ghana

    Agape offers a range of incredible Adventure activities to add to your volunteer programme, so that you can make the most out of your time in Africa.

    Agape offers a range of incredible Adventure activities to add to your volunteer programme, so that you can make the most out of your time in Africa.

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