Atinuke Adenike Layade (PhD)


Among the 21st-century female music educators, Prof. Young-Sook Onyiuke stands out as the prime example of a pianist and a violinist who ascribed a feminine ideal to the teaching of music at the Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Female scholars in music are members of a class that definitely existed but have not been adequately defined in terms of their duties as teachers in the Nigerian Music institutions and their contributions towards the advancement of music education. Thus it poses a partial viewpoint on bibliographical documents on female scholars in Nigeria, suggesting an intense confirmation for further research. The study is laid on the narrative research design under qualitative methodology. The narrative approach was considered suitable for the study because it entails the researcher examining the contributions of this individual to scholarship. This will be done by asking Prof. Young-Sook Onyiuke to provide information about her life experience as a teacher. Creswell and Creswell (2018) affirm that “data collected for construal research are often reiterated or re-storied by the investigator into a narrative sequence of events”. Hence, this study offers a descriptive perception of the person of Prof. Young-Sook Onyiuke. The findings reveal that it is apparent that Prof. Young-Sook Onyiuke has paid her dues as a teacher and a diligent, articulate pianist and violinist and that her scholarly works express carefully her ability and passion for teaching. The study concludes that Prof. Young-Sook Onyiuke carries out her academic duties with thoroughness and amazing creativity as a lecturer and External Examiner of undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Keywords: Female Music-educator, advancement, articulate-pianist


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