a selection of completed projects

“Dave was great to work with … and produced a product that was exactly what we were looking for, couldn’t be happier!”

Val Y.

“Dave is great at what he does, and is a pleasure to work with!”

Matt W.

“Dave has made each of my projects sound better. He has a great combination of good skills, is collaborative, and a patient partnership.”

Anthony C.

“I was super pleased with Dave’s professionalism and audio skillset. He had a quick turnaround and delivered an awesome product.”

Jodi R.

“Dave was great to work with. He completed the work quickly and made sure I was happy with everything. Very responsive to messages and I am thrilled with the final product. Definitely recommend!”

Sarah D.

” … an amazing talent for music.”

Jeremy S.

Very good experience. Good partnership, communication, and good end product. I hope we get to do more together.

Anthony C.

“Dave did a great job in a short amount of time putting together the piano music for our musical! Thanks!”

Nicholas Q.

“You are amazing, Dave!”

Mary P.

“Great production, wonderful communication, I’m happy with his work.”

Brandon D.

“Dave is amazing!”

Eric S.

“Dave is a huge talent. The things he can do musically are astounding.”


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Audio Repair Example

Below are two short audio clips. The “before” clip is the audio as it was received, containing excessive and annoying clicks and crackles that distract from the message. The “after” clip is the audio after it was repaired; the clicks have effectively been removed or reduced to an unintelligible level. (Only audio repair results are demonstrated here. No other processing was applied to this audio example.)


A Better Place

No matter who you are—what religion, race, caste or gender—no matter where you live, each one of us has the right to live in freedom, dignity and peace.

“A Better Place” by Playing for Change was released on International Human Rights Day in 2012. This arrangement was written for United Methodist Churches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire and bring peace to the world through music. Learn more at Playing for Change at playingforchange.com.

Download the lead sheet (PDF)


Bread of Life

Dave says, “This song and arrangement reminds me of the Israelites on their journey from Egypt. It’s a wonderful song to use for Holy Communion.” Pianists take note: the right hand is played one octave lower than notated, as indicated by the score. Written for Piano/Guitar/Vocal with Optional Descant.

Visit the composer’s website at www.sueyoungmusic.com

Words and Music Copyright © 1993 Sue Young. Arrangement Copyright © Dave Merkel. All Rights Reserved.

Download Piano/Guitar/Vocal with Optional Descant (PDF)


May the Peace of the Lord Christ Go with You

This song is a Celtic blessing. The wonderful Northumbria Community allowed Dave to share his arrangement, available in Piano/Guitar/Vocal and Piano/SATB.

Copyright © The Blessing in Morning Prayer from Northumbria Community’s Celtic Daily Prayer.

Download Piano/Guitar/Vocal sheet music (PDF)

Download Piano/SATB music (PDF)