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Music Technology Consultiung and private Piano, Pipe Organ & Electronic Keyboard/Synthesizer lessons
as well as Music Technology consulting for Apple programs on Laptops, iPads & iPhones!
NEW!  MusicTech Kids™

Professor David Musial is an award-winning
Performer, Composer, Producer and Instructor.
David’s students range form 5 to 75 years young! His motto in music:
“IF IT’S NOT FUN, DON’T DO IT!”

David believes that MUSIC is ART and should be enjoyable. He has had some horrible instructors that were knowledgeable, but boring! He has had many wonderful instructors. Theory of course is important, but so is feeling, and compassion. David plays Piano, Organ, Pipe Organ, Synthesizers and Harpsichord (when can be found!) David sings, but is not a “vocalist” or “soloist”. He sings the songs (hundreds) he composes and he has been an acclaimed professional song leader in churches, and has conducted a multitude of choirs over the years. David is an expert studio vocal producer and has worked on over 100 records, scored music for cartoons, TV commercials and shows, and produced an immeasurable amount of vocal sessions for music and broadcast.

David begun private lessons in 1967 at age 7, with the amazing Jane Liskiewicz-Pfeifer (Professional Pipe Organist in Buffalo), and then the late Carlos Annibale (Jazz Legend in Buffalo) and the late Bob Armstrong (NBC Radio Orchestra/Benny Goodman/Glenn Miller.) He studied Electronic Music on the Majestic “Monster” Moog at SUNY at Buffalo, (where he recorded his first album in 1979), and then went on the the fabulous SUNY @ Fredonia where he studied Music Theory, Classical Pipe Organ, Electronic Music and Record Producing. Musial then received a rare private sponsorship to conduct Doctoral Studies at the Juilliard School Of Music (Orchestration, Electronic Music & the Psychology of Music), and he also received the very first full-teaching fellowship for the new Masters in Music Technology program at New York University. He won “Instructor-Of-The Year” 3 times by the student government in the 1990’s! In 2004 David designed the Music Technology program at the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology and it won second place in 2012 as the “Most Innovative Changing The Industry” at the BestColleges.com organization. Musial’s students have one #1 Records on the Billboard Charts, work at major Record, Animation, TV & Radio companies & magazines in NYC and beyond. Musial has been featured on countless radio & TV interviews and in newspapers, as well as his favorite “KEYBOARD Magazine”, RECORDING, ROLAND & MODERN LITURGY Magazines. David has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES for excellence in Liturgical Music Technology. The U.S. Department of Justice presented Musial with an award for “Promoting Positive Messages Through Music” to the youth of our nation. He scored the theme for an anti-violence campaign for the U.S. Department of Education and it earned an Emmy Award for MTV.

 

Some Kind Quotes from Parents and Alumni


“God has blessed you with great and wonderful talents”
Most Rev. Edward D. Head, D.D., Bishop of Buffalo
“At one recent service, during a hymn a parishioner leaned over
and whispered loudly to the woman next to her,
‘IT SOUNDS LIKE ‘LES MIZ’ .
His electronic orchestra sounds as if it belongs in an ‘Andrew Lloyd Weber’ musical.
People are always saying
‘WHERE’S ALL THAT MUSIC FROM?’.”

NEW YORK TIMES 1995
December 10, 1995

"David Musial is a person of great promise and unusual giftedness. 

He has remarkable skills in the area of music, and in a most creative way.

He is able to listen to sounds and distinguish instruments readily,
decipher various tones and pitches and create moods in the way he uses music himself.

He is one of the most unusual persons I have met
in that he has a wholeness and a wholesomeness
rarely found in the masses of people."

Fr. Art Smith, President-CTNA: Catolic Telecommunications Network of America
& Director of Daybreak TV Productions 1987

 

"David integrates technology into teaching music which makes kids excited to learn and practice so even some - what often seem like boring drills (i.e. practicing scales) -turn out to be fun and totally doable!
David has a great approach and energy, is very creative and a total pleasure to be with."

Mom of the 6 to 7 year old son-Kamilla Dorota Mięsak
"I could never have imagined that my life would be changed so drastically
by such an incredibly intuitive professor!"
Brady Cudmore
Broadway/Carnegie Hall/Disney
"Mr. Musial is a wonderful music director, musician & composer." 

Very Rev. Canon Joseph Urban, Saint Anthony of Padua, Jersey City 2014

 

“David has a wonderful talent and style!

Rev. Alexander M. Santora, Pastor: Our Lady Of Grace, Hoboken, 2014

 

"David’s vision and enthusiasm motivated each one of us to participate fully and grow.
In addition to David’s skills as a teacher and a leader,

He is an incredible and gifted musician.
His his use of sophisticated technology to enhance the music program while never losing the personal, real-life quality of the music is quite impressive.  David’s confidence and optimism are contagious so we follow his lead and are frequently amazed with the results”

Mrs. Phyllis Spinelli, Choir Director, NYC Area

 

"David and the choir did one of the most beautiful MUSICAL Liturgies
I think I ever heard.

It (synthestration in church) was totally accepted here. it rought about a great response in participation.
The ehterial connotation that it gives you, the other-worldliness of it, prompts your to be aware of more than just yourself.
David brought a complete turnaround in the sound.
I really think that this is where the Church and Music are going.

Rev. C.J. Westfield, Music Director Audrey Coursen, Author Sue DiBianca
MODERL LITURGY MAGAZINE
April 1997

 

“Musial has written several songs to inspire young people to do the right thing--the first is called...
"TAKE A STAND" which earned and "EMMMY AWARD" for MTV
for the United States Department of Education. His song,
"WE, ARE, DRUG, FREE!" won 1st Place
for A PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG FREE AMERICA,
it was performed for the DARE International convention at
DISNEY WORLD.
His song, "IMPACT" was performed in the 'HALL OF HEROES" at the
PENTAGON!

Evelyn Bonilla, RIVERVIEW REPORTER
Jersey Gold Coast & NYC
May 2010

 

Prof Musial's MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY Bachelors Degree Curriculum won

2nd Place In The Industry
The Best Colleges Organization
2012
 
Prof Musial's compositions and videos won a very rare award for
PROMOTING POSITIVE MESSAGES THOUGH MUSIC
United States Departmet of Justice
October 2010
 

“David is a personable and warm man, who elicits the gifts of others.
He is open to listening and working with the comments and suggestions
of those with whom he works.

His musical talent is exceptional.
Brother Benjamin Evans, MGC, NYC Area
 
ABOUT DAVID...
FULL BIO HERE

David believes that MUSIC is ART and the lessons shound be ENJOYABLE.

     David has had some horrible instructors that were knowledgeable, but boring! He has had many wonderful instructors. Theory of course is important, but so is feeling, and compassion. David plays congregational Piano, Organ, Pipe Organ, Synthesizers and Harpsichord (when can be found!) David sings, but is not a “vocalist” or “soloist”. He sings the songs (hundreds) he composes and he has been an acclaimed professional song leader in churches, and has conducted a multitude of choirs over the years. David is an expert studio vocal producer and has worked on over 100 records, scored music for cartoons, TV commercials and shows, and produced an immeasurable amount of vocal sessions for music and broadcast. The manager of Sam Ash Professional in NYC hired David in 1990 to teach their most challenging client the late "Joseph Brooks", composer of the mega hit "You light Up My Life" with Debboe Boone and also the Director of the Broadway Musical. Mr. Brooks had an extereme stutttering problem. David had extreme knowledge and PATIENCE and successfully taught him Music Technology skills. David was also selected to be a music Technology consultant for many artists including the "BEACH BOYS" from Sam Ash Music as well!

     David begun private lessons in 1967 at age 7, with the amazing Jane Liskiewicz-Pfeifer (Professional Pipe Organist in Buffalo), and then the late Carlos Annibale (Jazz Legend in Buffalo) and the late Bob Armstrong (NBC Radio Orchestra/Benny Goodman/Glenn Miller.) He studied Electronic Music on the Majestic “Monster” Moog at SUNY at Buffalo, (where he recorded his first album in 1979), and then went on the the fabulous SUNY @ Fredonia where he studied Music Theory, Classical Pipe Organ, Electronic Music and Record Producing. Musial then received a rare private sponsorship to conduct Doctoral Studies at the Juilliard School Of Music (Orchestration, Electronic Music & the Psychology of Music), and he also received the very first full-teaching fellowship for the new Masters in Music Technology program at New York University. He won “Instructor-Of-The Year” 3 times by the student government in the 1990’s! In 2004 David designed the Music Technology program at the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology and it won second place in 2012 as the “Most Innovative Changing The Industry” at the BestColleges.com organization. Musial’s students have one #1 Records on the Billboard Charts, work at major Record, Animation, TV & Radio companies & magazines in NYC and beyond. Musial has been featured on countless radio & TV interviews and in newspapers, as well as his favorite “KEYBOARD magazine,” RECORDING, ROLAND & MODERN LITURGY Magazines. David has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES for excellence in Liturgical Music Technology. The U.S. Department of Justice presented Musial with an award for “Promoting Positive Messages Through Music” to the youth of our nation. He scored the theme for an anti-violence campaign for the U.S. Department of Education and it earned an Emmy Award for MTV.

 

POLICY & FEES
MUSIC & VOCAL COACH INSTRUCTION

30 Minute Lessons, up to 3 per week: 12 and under
(all minors must be accompanied by an adult.)

60 Minute Lessons up to 2 per week: 13 and above
RATES:
Local standard $1/min at my studio, double if I travel to your home
(up to 30 mins plus transport fees.)
POLICY:
100% in advance for each month, non-refundable,
1 week advanc notice for change and the fee will be moved.

Technology & Sheet Music:
student pays for supplies
Apple iPad with a "mic" stand & clamp (camera is used for lessons),
printer, headphones, mic and laptop speakers are desirable
Personal account at MusicNotes.com for music and note reading instruction assistance

HOURS:
Mon to Thurs 10 AM to 9 PM, Fri 10 AM-4 PM Weekends by apt.
LOCATION:
SkyRoom Studio, 45-3503 River Drive South, Newport-Jersey City, NJ 07310
 
Anticipated outcomes:
basic to intermediate music reading/playing & theory skills including sight singing

Recital opportunities:

There will be a FUN Spring, Fall & Summer Recital TBA

 
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING
RATES: $125/hr
POLICY:
100% in advance for each session four hour minimum
non-refundable, 1 week advanc notice for change and the fee will be moved.
HOURS: Flexible
LOCATION:
SkyRoom Studio, 45-3503 River Drive South, Newport-Jersey City, NJ 07310