MUSICIAN and singer Teddyson John recently commenced his school initiative “Ignite That Passion” throughout the island’s secondary schools. In recent visits to the Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Convent, TJ’s message is clear: choose to live a passionate life.
The programme will continue throughout the school year and is specifically targeted at music students throughout the island’s secondary school. Through these sessions, John has one-on-one interactions with the students through a range of open and thought-provoking discussions. Some of the topics include pursuing a professional music career, types of careers in music, the importance of discipline to the art but most importantly, finding passion and pursuing it. In recognizing the uncertainly with which children leave school about career choices TJ encourages students to not fall victim to the status quo and conventional jobs, but rather embark on a fulfilling career but more so, a fulfilling life .
On commenting on his decision to embark on this journey with students, John said: “There is so much talent among our young people and I wanted to encourage them to channel their energies into something positive and to not hold back on what they have to share with the world.”
As TJ and his team continue to work towards 2015, fans and supporters can expect a plethora of high quality music, more philanthropic work and community involvement and of course an explosive concert.