With over ten years of experience in the educational field, Gisèle regularly creates projects and initiatives that encourage music among children and youths. In the UK, she trained and worked as a performing artist specialist with Artis which saw her stimulating creativity and excellence in children. This opened up opportunities for her to regularly deliver holistic workshops and projects incorporating music with drama and movement. Her passion for teaching led Gisèle to follow courses which reinforce and enhance musical concepts. At the RNCM (Manchester) she took up modules in Educational Outreach and Dalcroze Eurythmics, obtaining a Distinction in both.
In Malta, Gisèle has worked as a full time Music Teacher in both private and state schools, where her responsibilities have included coordinating school concerts and delivering music lessons which focus on the expression of creativity through music and the performing arts. Her work in schools was recognised in 2011 when Gisèle was appointed on the MATSEC panel for the newly devised syllabus of Music at Ordinary Level. She is currently responsible for teaching music to Middle School students at Verdala International School, Pembroke, Malta.
In 2014, Gisèle founded the TS Children’s Choir, an on-going ensemble initiative which encourages, motivates and inspires children through music and singing. More recently she set up the TS Children’s Chamber group which offers children the opportunity to engage in ensemble instrumental playing. Currently a Board Director at Teatru Salesjan, Gisèle also holds position as Education Coordinator.
Gisèle is equally dedicated to teaching piano practice, theory and musicianship. Her pedagogic methods allow her to give full attention to each pupil where lessons are delivered on a one-to-one basis and tailored to suit the pupils’ individual needs. She considers instrumental teaching as an opportunity to impart her learning and performance experiences to students. Gisèle is an enthusiastic music educator and believes in music as a pioneering source of inspiration for children and adults of all ages. She has been honoured to undertake position as Trustee for the Ian Tomlin Napier/Malta Scholarship where she will continue to support the aspirations of local music students.
Gisèle currently works as a freelance music and piano tutor, accompanist and performer.