GENIUS GENII (Genie + i = Genii) IS THE VISION OF FOUNDER GISELLE MINNS"When I left my music conservatoire in London, I thought I was ready for the world of performing and that they would be ready for me. I had received excellent training and was ready to begin my career. However I didn't know where to start. Did I need a manager or agent now? Where were auditions held and when? Did I need a biography? Photo's? A demo? There was a huge gap in the education system, and I am finding that this is still the case today. Genius Genii has been created so that every aspect of your career is covered, from your musical and performance education, to navigating the business side of the Music Industry. Instead of feeling that everything is so confusing, I will give you clarity. Many of the myths surrounding practicing and perfecting your art, performing and getting your music out there will be dispelled" HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE THIS? We have put together some excellent paths for you to choose from. There is one that focuses on everything, from music technique, song writing, performing, brain power, and business management. Then we have broken down the packages to suit your time and/or budget. Read more about Genius Genii paths here We have also created a magical retreat, where we will spend one week together on the Caribbean Island of Bonaire. Here we will focus on every aspect of music, as we do on the Superstar package, but on a daily rather than weekly basis. You will also get to interact with musicians from all over the world. Read more about Genius Genii retreats here
Giselle has spent over 15 years performing on stage across the world. She is also a multi-award winning performer and singer songwriter. In addition she is a singer/songwriter ensemble director at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, a Canadian JUNO Award jurist, and a FACTOR Jurist. Giselle has also been a successful manager and acquired her artist over $70,000 in grant money, saw through the whole process of releasing their debut album, placed them in front of high profile industry showcases and arranged meetings with the heads of A&R at Sony and Universal.
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TESTIMONIAL - Elle Anido "Giselle is a music teacher, mentor, and friend. When I started at Carleton, I had little confidence in myself and she helped me believe in myself and nurture those skills. She helped me develop my vocal skills, apply different techniques to my writing and stage performance, and supported my endeavours in and outside the classroom. She has a way of understanding your strengths and weaknesses to help you build on them and improve. She showed me different ways to use stylistic devices in my songwriting and helped me find ways to cope with the struggles I was facing as an artist. She made it easy to be myself around her, which established a trusting and understanding relationship. Being a student of Giselle's has been a blessing and has become a relationship that I will cherish forever, and anyone who is lucky enough to have her as a teacher will benefit greatly from having this special creature in their life. She is truly inspirational!"
TESTIMONIAL - Kurtis Adamus "Upon meeting Giselle for the first time I was immediately struck by her passion for helping musicians as well as her in depth knowledge of music, song writing and the music industry. Giselle believes in lifting her students up so that they may achieve their full potential. She develops her lesson to tailor individual needs but most importantly she listens to her students. As a mentor she has significantly improved many aspects of my musicianship. Whereas before I was very shy to perform I am now confidently able to stand in front of a crowd and play my own songs. This is due to the confidence she has helped me build up with her positive learning techniques. I can confidently say that I am a significantly better song writer and musician thanks to Giselle's teaching and mentorship." www.kurtisadamus.com