19 nov 2014


Reviews on my Music Books: "Jazz & Pop Piano Paradise" (Volumes 1-5)

“This is a wonderful new publication. Fishel Pustilnik has a knack for writing accessible pieces for students in the styles that they enjoy playing. These pieces offer much appeal for the young pianist and excellent choice for a supplementary book for students from Grade 3 to 8”.

Lore Ruschiensky, Editor, (from review in “The Canadian Music Teacher”)

"Yesterday I spent at least two pleasure filled hours playing through your imaginatively inventive compositions. Congratulations! I trust students will decide to program your well crafted and entertaining works on recitals and examinations."

Dr. Jack Behrens, B.Sc. (Julliard), PH.D (Harvard), Director of Academic Studies, The Glenn Gould School

"I thought the books were excellent, most of all their variety of styles, clearly written, strong melodies and all in all perfect for someone progressing with the piano and looking to diversity repertoire."

Paul Harris, famous English piano performer

"I liked this book the best so far. Great work! You have a gift for melody and your arrangements are very playable. Congratulations on the 3rd Volume.

Regarding your arrangements: Many books come across my desk each week (Hal Leonard publishes more than 10,000 different publications, over 2,000 of which are new each year) and some of them are "outside" books which we finish production of, or joint ventures, such as with Yamaha and Roland, which we just distribute but don't "work" on (either production or editorial).   A Roland book just came through, and it's basically the same as our MIDI Play-Along series, so I pulled out the floppy disk, put it into my computer and listened through a few songs, playing along with the music a little, but mostly just listening.   I've got to tell you, Fishel, your MIDI arrangements are far superior to any of these in this Roland book. Far superior. My hat is off to you, sir. You're doing a great job and it shows. This is now the third example of MIDI arrangements I've heard (other than yours) and not one of them comes up to those you're creating for us.   Thank you for the outstanding work!"

Mark Carlstein, Hal Leonard, Keyboard Publications Editor

“Thank you for sending your books for our festival.  I have just now had time to play through them.  They are wonderful.  I really enjoyed myself.  If music teaching falls through, maybe I could just play your songs at a night club or something.  Have you thought of sending them to Hollywood as movie themes?  The a minor  reminded me of love story and one of the others reminded me of a film”.

Beth Cruickshank, Music Chairperson, Midwestern Ontario Rotary Music Festival

“I like your style of composition and  hope to use your pieces often for students who need a "Canadian Composer.”

Review from Della Letkeman, Piano Teacher

"I am actually making a promotion of your music in my class,and the reaction of my students is very good.I will also talk to the other teachers in my school, (I work in the Conservatoire de musique de Genève and also Conservatoire de l'Ouest  Vaudois )".

Best  regards.
Hin Keong LAM


"Aloha! I love your music, so are my students!! In fact, six of them are already practicing your pieces to perform at our upcoming Annual Recital!! I had performed your music for a private party with the Hawaii State’s Lt. Governor two days ago!!  They were well received!! I always think of you fondly and your music are wonderful!"


Winnie Chan

Winnie Chan Piano Studio, Hawaii

"I just can't stop playing your music. It is so beautiful, it's unreal".

Vera Monaco, BA


"Thank you very much for your music. I enjoy your way of playing, your style, the quality of your tone. Your music creates great feeling of positive energy. I like to listen to it when I need some inspiration to go thru the day.
Thank you again".

Garry Ioffe,



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