Coming from a lineage of musical scholars, Mark Melni is the second in his family to produce an album. Born in Springfield, New Jersey, Mark was raised in Santa Barbara, California, where he attended private lessons from Helen Groutes and Reginald Stuart through the Acadamy of the West. He has raised his family in Twin Falls, Idaho. There he has continued to compose music and organize some of his life's work for this album, with the endless support of his wife, Mary. After refining his music with the help of Kelly Yost and including the artistic talents of his oldest son, Paul, he has presented a great compilation of Lost Art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.