Our Team

Our Team Of Professional Musicians

Connor Olney

Voice/Piano

Elena Karpoff

Piano/Voice

Tony Garza

Guitar/Bass/Uke/Special Needs

Gabe Stallman

Guitar/Bass/Ukulele

Mike Malatino

Drums/Studio

Cailin Schneider

General Manager

Michaela O’Donnell

Administrative Assistant

Paul Benedetti began his career in music more than 30 years ago. He started out playing saxophone for 9 years, added guitar in high school along with a little singing and took piano as well. Realizing his true calling was as a lead vocalist, he studied classical voice with various teachers for many years throughout high school, college and beyond. He then began to teach others in the rock/pop field using an applied song based method just like what Modern Day Music does today. Paul played in a local rock band in the 80's, often opening up for various national bands including the classic rock group Foghat. During that time he also honed his skills as a producer/engineer in the studio, as well as doing live sound engineering for hundreds of bands. Paul has since been very fortunate to work with some incredible artists. He recorded and mixed projects from the 70's southern rock group, the Outlaws, to numerous CDs for hardcore favorites One King Down and Stigmata, all the way to engineering the CD, On My Way To You, for the legendary Tony and Emmy award winning star Leslie Uggams. Paul has also engineered cast albums for the Tony nominated broadway musical, Anna Karenina and the off broadway musical, Thunder Knocking On The Door with music by Grammy award winning artist Keb' Mo'. In addition to working with hundreds of musicians, Paul has also done editing, mixing, and mastering for independent films such as, The Last Round, featuring X-Files star William B. Davis, Hobo Heyseus starring Raymond Turturro and Kenneth John McGregor, and many others... Paul opened Max Trax Recording Studios located in Albany, NY, in June of 1994 and it soon became one of the areas premier music studios. He has since produced, engineered and mixed projects for hundreds of up-and-coming musicians and voiceover artists, including NBC's The Voice Top 20 contestant, Moriah Formica and American Idol's 3rd place, Madison Vandenburg. Paul is a respected veteran of the music industry and is known for getting the best sound out of the people he produces, records, and mixes. His experience and talent are essential to the quality of our operations and to the support of our studio. Paul's main objective for Modern Day Music, as it is with all ventures he is involved with, is to provide unparalleled value, education and ongoing support.

Marilu Benedetti: Financial Administrator

Marilu Benedetti, wife of owner Paul Benedetti, handles all financial related tasks for MDM. Marilu has many years experience running a multi-million dollar company. Retired from her full time management position to raise her children, she then came to Voices For All to oversee and assist with all things behind the scenes. Now she does the same for MDM. Marilu is fastidious in all that she does and is very conscientious of not only our team members and the company as a whole, but also of each and every vendor we work with. Everyone is very appreciative of Marilu's attention to detail and her quest to do things in the most ethical way. It is so great to have her as a part of the MDM family.