Piano & Keyboard instructor
Mustafa was born and raised in Newark, NJ. Daniels first began to discover andplay piano at the tender age of nine years old, under the direction of Lanie Turner at Belmont Runyon Elementary School in Newark, NJ. From then he went on to receive numerous music and performance awards throughout his grade school years such, as the Connie Woodruff Jazz Competion Award in 2001 and the Star Ledger Performing Arts Scholarship in 2002. He is a proud and distinguished alumnus of Arts High School in Newark, NJ. He is accredited for participating in Arts High School’s Jazz Band, Male Chorus, Advanced Chorus, Gospel Choir, and lead role in the 2001 Arts High School Production of Guys and Dolls. Mustafa Daniels also had the pleasure and honor to perform at the 2001 VH1 televised Save the Music foundation concert in the company of India.Arie, Mariah Carey, and former President Bill Clinton. Mustafa Daniels was an active member in the United States Marine Corp Band where he held an E3 rank of Lance Corporal. He spent three and a half years traveling and performing with the Corp as their pianist before he made his way back to New Jersey. Mustafa Daniels worked as a Music Consultant for Newark Public Schools for six years. He was also very active in community activities such as Newark Idol and the Lincoln Park Summer Series. Mustafa Daniels works as a music producer, songwriter, composer, and director. He specializes in gospel and R&B music. He is the current Minister of Music for Unity Freedom Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. He has held that title for nine years. In August of 2013, Daniels independently released his first gospel EP, Sounds of Praise and Worship that featured songs: God Made Me a Promise, Lord I Give My All to You, and Don’t Hold Back. In January of 2014, Daniels independently released his second gospel EP that featured songs: Seek First, Are You Ready?, and Simply Beautiful. In 2014 Daniels began to offer piano and music theory lessons to family, church members, and friends of all ages. Mustafa Daniels would ultimately like to advance in his music career as a songwriter, producer and instructor of great music to uplift and bring people closer to God and each other.