Monica Logani trained in classical piano throughout her youth but didn’t come back to the instrument till well into adulthood. A chance encounter when she was given an antique player piano coupled with a lifelong dream to play by ear and the 2008 financial crisis created the perfect storm. This prompted her to enroll in the Village East Conservatory of Music in New Jersey where she studied composition, harmony, theory and the related sciences. Her dream to play by ear turned into a love for composition and the release of two New Age albums — Secret Garden, which hit the top 20 in the Zone New Age Charts in 2016, and her recent album, The Long Road, which debuted at #5 on the Zone charts the month it released.
GREGG ZUBOWICZ – PRODUCER
Gregg Zubowicz is an in-demand producer, session musician, and private mentor whose music has been on radio, television, film, charts and playlists around the world. He is also the Founder of The Village East Conservatory of Music, a top private music school known for training and launching many chart-topping composers and performers who have shared the stage with the biggest names in music. Previous students include top video/film composer Kevin Riepl, and Country singer/songwriter/producer Gordon Brown of William’s Honor.
CORIN NELSEN – ENGINEER
Corin Nelsen is a Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and music producer. He is best known for his work with William Ackerman, the Grammy award-winning founder of Windham Hill Records, and as Chief Engineer at Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. Nelsen won a Grammy for his role as Co-Producer and Engineer on Ackerman’s album Returning, in the Best New Age Album category in 2004.