David Castagna


A private piano teacher in New York for 35 years. I have been recording instrumentally and full band, the music of Journey and Solo Steve Perry. Virtual Journey Band is a international collaborative recording band. I work with musicians from around the world.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

The feeling of working hard to prepare a piece of music and then recording it in my studio is so rewarding ...gives me inner peace and strength...always remember, “You have to make your own happiness”

What is your music dream?

To just continue what I’ve been doing for many years...just keep striving to become a better musician.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

World peace

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

1st song I ever heard from the band Kansas while flipping around the radio dial...hearing that violin in a progressive Rock band knocked my head off my shoulders..

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Kerry Livgren of Kansas was my biggest influence. The Masters of music like Chopin Bach, Mozart, Scriabin ,the list is many because I’ve studied all their music throughout the years.

What inspires you to make music?

It’s just in me...my father was a musician.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Just hope you enjoy it .

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Now a days it’s in front of my students..just in command.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The new artists have too many tricks available to them.

What do you think of Drooble?

Great so far..

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I feel every musician needs to have insecurities in order to keep moving forward...sometimes the little guy on our shoulders taps us on the head and says ....hey you lack this and you need to better yourself on that..that can be frustrating because there are times when these forces are pronounced and can play games with your head..