Ig­nite That Pas­sion – TJ Starts School Move­ment

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Mu­si­cian and singing sen­sa­tion 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 was clear: Choose to live a pas­sion­ate life!

The pro­gramme will con­tinue through­out the school year and is specif­i­cally tar­geted at mu­sic stu­dents. In th­ese ses­sions, Ted­dyson has one-onone 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.

On the topic of ‘Pas­sion’ the mes­sage goes fur­ther as TJ ex­plains to stu­dents that “You don’t need to tie pas­sion to one sin­gle ac­tiv­ity or thing. Pas­sion is a form of en­ergy inside of you, and you can choose to bring it out at any point in time. You just need to fig­ure out how. And once you do that it all falls into place almost mag­i­cally.”

On com­ment­ing on his decision to em­bark on this jour­ney: “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.”

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. Un­doubt­edly, the brand of ‘Love. Pas­sion. Mu­sic.’ is in­creas­ingly be­com­ing in­fec­tious not just in the realm of the mu­sic world, but in the com­mu­nity at large.

Ted­dyson John ad­dress­ing St. Joseph’s

Con­vent stu­dents.

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