“The choice of ‘Realize Your Greatness’ as a description for Toby and his work is really, quite perfect. I had no idea what I was in for a year ago when I worked with him in person for the first time. Toby has the ability to shift perspective and encourage growth and change in a playful, fun way. Don’t let that engaging smile fool you though because this man will make you work to bring out your best.”
Lisa Lorius, Healthcare Professional, Howell, Michigan
“Toby and I met in Nashville several years ago. We reconnected and started playing some music together. I had an idea for a song, the lyrics were clear but the melody and feeling of the song were not. I sent the lyrics to Toby and the song he created was perfect. The soulfulness and heart in our song, Masquerade, are better than I ever expected. Toby has a gift of connecting to the energy of a song and bringing the best out in the music. I highly recommend trusting him with your songs.”
Chad Font, Contractor — Lexington, Tennessee
“As executive director of the non-profit NGO FinalCycles.org, I know that impactful messaging is critical to accomplishing our mission. Working with Toby and The GeniusLab Studio has been not only a fun, highly energized, inspirational experience but has also taken the visibility of our projects to a whole new level.
To date, Toby has co-written and produced 14 songs focused on the global plastic waste crisis that is being incorporated into a musical documentary for an international audience. He has also created the theme song for a children’s educational TV series about the consequences of mismanaged plastic waste on the biosphere. His ability to develop an overall concept and then create music that communicates with accuracy, emotion, and clarity demonstrates his remarkable skill set.
On several occasions, I sent a series of random thoughts and in no time a powerful song was delivered far exceeding my expectations. We are grateful for the contribution of talent and creativity that Toby and The GeniusLab Studio team have provided Final Cycles.
Toby is a masterful creator with the utmost integrity and is a pleasure to work with. He and his organization receive my highest recommendation.”
Norman E. Vaux, II, Co-founder & Director of Research, Final Cycles NGO
The GeniusLab was absolutely awesome! Toby had the highest quality equipment and helped us through everything. I can’t wait to come back and make some more music in the lab!!
Spencer Singh, Investment Banker, Cleveland Ohio
“I had the opportunity to visit Toby’s GeniusLab studio in October. I had never been in a studio environment and was very nervous. Walking into his studio and Toby’s easy-going manner, I immediately felt at ease. We went right to work and was willing to print out lyrics, and set up the studio in the way it was comfortable for me. The nerves I felt walking down the stairs turned to excitement.
He has the ability to accentuate your strengths and build on your weaknesses. I highly recommend a visit to the GeniusLab studio! With Toby’s guidance you can find your voice and as he says, realize your greatness!”
Dr. Janell Royster, Owner, Safe Haven Therapeutic Options, Virginia Beach, Virginia
“Recording in your studio was a joy Toby! Your array of top-shelf equipment and instruments made it a musical playground… and your chops on drums is definitely an added bonus both because you understand tempo AND you can jump on the traps and add percussion tracks when needed. I loved producing songs for my last CD with you and look forward to our next sessions!”
Francesco Garripoli, Recording Artist, Ashville, North Carolina
“Music can be a powerful method for expressing oneself, and as a hobbyist songwriter I know the feeling of having songs clamoring to get out of one’s mind and into the world. But the barriers to sharing one’s own music can daunting. There are so many talented musicians out there – why should I try to compete? I don’t have a home recording studio or a record deal – where would I even start? I think I believe in myself but what if no one believes in me? These are precisely the barriers broken down by GeniusLab Studios. Toby is quite likely the most positive person you will ever meet. Despite being a talented musician in his own right, he centers every encounter on your greatness, and he can see greatness in anyone. He and CJ have the tools and savvy of seasoned music industry professionals, but unlike typical commercial studios who want to find the next superstar from among the masses of ordinary musicians, they want to growthe superstar within everyone. Sound trite or exaggerated? I hadn’t played guitar for 25 years when Toby asked me to write and record a song for his charity. I have now recorded multiple songs in several genres and released my first album. He awakened a long dormant passion and set it free. Take a step into GeniusLab Studios. When you come out exhilarated, you’ll know I’m not exaggerating.”
Dr. Roger Cornwall, Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Cincinnati, Ohio