Professor Imafidon tweeted, "George Michael's death is devastating, adding that his musical talent and works have left an indelible mark in entertainment and more importantly in music. His music, message teach everyone a BIG lesson."
OXFORD, U.K. - Dec. 27, 2016 - PRLog -- Professor Chris Imafidon, chair of the ExcellenceinEducation.org.uk (EIE) programme, has paid tribute to the legendary musician, George Michael. He said this death provoked both sadness and shock. Prof Imafidon tweeted, "George Michael's musical talent and works have left an indelible mark in the entertainment field and more importantly in the field of music." The EIE programme works with schools, charities and other inner-city groups including north London where George Michael was born about 53 years ago.
Professor Imafidon, world renowned adviser to government, monarchs and president, paying tribute, said, "There are lessons to be learnt from the man, his music and message. Music is a great communication vehicle and a uniting force and should be taught properly in all our schools, and not just the privileged few. Music should never be taught as an optional extra or treated as an extra-curricular subject."
He added, "Talent (music) must always be nurtured very early in the lives of our children, while character is developed to go with extraordinary talent. He was only 17 years old when he wrote his most famous or best song (Careless Whisper). His talent and contribution to music has left an indelible mark in the entertainment industry and more importantly in the field of music. His music was enjoyed by everyone and his talent taught every student a lesson."
NOTES TO EDITORS
The Excellence in Education programme believes that music is core to the development of every child and runs seminars, webinars and workshop sessions for parents, schools, and other institutions interested in the educational advancements of learners particularly those from disadvantaged areas, including north London where George Michael was born. (http://www.excellenceineducation.org.uk/)
IMAFIDON FAMILY & ASSOCIATED FOUNDATIONS
The family website of the Imafidons (http://www.imafidons.com/) gives free information and resources to encourage learning, teaching and research into Music and learning. Professor Chris Imafidon and the family are available for keynote speaking, teaching and media interviews during some months of the year.
Hannah Rivers, MA (Oxon)
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December 27, 2016 at 12:53 PM EST