Monica Rizzio-Fasano -  has enjoyed a richly diverse musical career as  both a performer and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  Monica has maintained a private teaching studio for the past eleven years teaching voice, violin, piano ukulele, flute, guitar and music theory.  She is certified in the O’Connor Violin Method which teaches students the development of learning by ear.  Monica holds a fiddle ensemble class every Thursday and also holds a Kids Jamboree Band once a month where students of various instruments learn how to play in a band setting. She performed with the folk pop group Tripping Lily for the past 10 years and currently has embarked on a solo career as Monica Rizzio and Old Kings Highway. currently performs and tours with the pop-folk group Tripping Lily as well as solo and presently maintains an active performance calendar, singing in various venues both locally and nationally.



Clayton March - a freelance musician, is a fiddler, mandolinist, and classically trained clarinetist.  He is a founding member of the Irish traditional group The Forest Beach Ceili.  The past president of the Cape Cod Celtic Society, he leads Irish sessions and Irish music learners groups and teaches private and group instrumental music lessons.  Clayton holds a bachelor’s of music from The New England Conservatory of Music.  Before moving to Cape Cod, Clayton lived in Japan for 8 years working at a language services company as a teacher trainer and personnel manager. 



Demetrius Becrelis - is a diverse musician in styles that range from pop and rock, to classical, jazz, celtic and bluegrass.  He has maintained a private teaching studio for the past eight years. Before moving back to Cape Cod, Demetrius was involved in the Nashville music scene as a singer songwriter, recording artist, producer and session player.  His song “Alone” performed by Tripping Lily was featured on Showtime’s series “The Big C.” Demetrius teaches ukulele, guitar, voice, song-writing, piano and artist development.  Currently he is realizing his dream of starting Cape Cod's first ukulele ensemble and feels it is never too late or early to pick up an instrument. He currently performs and tours with the pop-folk group Tripping Lily.



Alex Becrelis - has been playing mandolin, guitar, piano, writing songs and singing for over 20  years.  Alex brings a unique perspective to these instruments and has been a private instructor for several years teaching instrumentalist of all backgrounds and ages.  Alex is also a member of the pop-folk group Tripping Lily.




Catie Flynn -Catie Flynn is a singer songwriter born and raised on Cape Cod. She holds a Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston where she studied vocal performance and music business. Upon graduating from Berklee Catie lived in Nashville, Tennessee where she refined her songwriting skills and toured with her former group “The Fireman’s Daughter.” Now back on the Cape, Catie can be seen playing locally and around the northeast region.




Mariellen Sears has enjoyed a great career as a public school music educator and comes to West Bend Music as a flute specialist.  She is a member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Scorton Chamber Ensemble and the Silver Winds Flute Quartet.. She has toured the United States with the American Wind Symphony and has performed in Austria, Germany and Slovakia with the Metropolitan Festival Flute Orchestra.  She holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Music and is a certified Suzuki Flute Instructor.




Ben Kushigian is a Cape Cod native who has played music for most of his life. Beginning with saxophone in the 5th grade and switching to viola two years later, Ben did not fall in love with music until he first picked up a guitar at the age of 14.  In the intervening years he has played around the country and studied different genres beginning with blues and bluegrass and eventually moving into swing and jazz. In recent years he has played with Nicki Parrot of the Les Paul Trio, Vinny Raniolo, world renowed Gypsy Jazz guitarists Olli Soikkeli and has opened for Bucky Pizzarelli and Lou Pallo.  Ben currently plays in a variety of projects, including collaborations with Monica Rizzio and Catie Flynn. You can also catch Ben around Cape Cod Community College where he is pursing a degree in Mathematics.




Abigail Field

Abigail Fields is a classically trained pianist, and has been playing for over 25 years.  She won the Ezra Rachlin award for excellence in High School at the Rockport Opera House in Maine.  Abby performs as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, most recently being a member of the Vienna Piano Trio in Maine, before moving to Cape Cod.  Abby has maintained a private teaching studio for the past 12 years, and has taught music at two private schools, as well as accompanying singers.