Teachers reach out by video to keep music students learning, engaged

Many area music lessons have gone virtual since the COVID-19 outbreak, with some schools using Zoom, Facetime and other video-conferencing tools to give lessons remotely. Almost all of the 125 students at West Bend Music in Dennis Port, for example, were moved online in the first week, giving students a chance to keep up with their skills while staying inside.

Many area music lessons have gone virtual since the COVID-19 outbreak, with some schools using Zoom, Facetime and other video-conferencing tools to give lessons remotely. Almost all of the 125 students at West Bend Music in Dennis Port, for example, were moved online in the first week, giving students a chance to keep up with their skills while staying inside.

While our physical location is closed in response to the coronavirus we will be moving all lessons online via Skype, Google Hangout or FaceTime. Your instructor will reach out with steps for online lessons. West Bend Music teachers are working from home throughout the closing so please be assured that we will return your calls and email expeditiously. To lighten the mood, the teachers of West Bend Music will be competing in a mustache growing contest form now until schools re-open.”

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Celtic Roots featured with the Cape Cod Symphony's Holiday Pops 2018.

Celtic Roots featured with the Cape Cod Symphony's Holiday Pops 2018.

MUSIC AROUND THE BEND

Cape Cod Magazine interviews the owners of West Bend Music.

Photo by MICHAEL AND SUZ KARCHMER

Cape Cod Magazine interviews the owners of West Bend Music.

Photo by MICHAEL AND SUZ KARCHMER

The instructor-owners at Dennis Port’s West Bend Music bring a passion for music to their students and the community.

By Lisa Cavanaugh | Photography by Michael and Suz Karchmer

On any given day, amid the bustle of Dennis Port’s main Route 28 drag, pleasing notes of piano, guitar, violin, ukulele, mandolin and even an Irish whistle emanate from the storefront of West Bend Music. The four musician-instructor owners, Monica Rizzio, Demetrius Becrelis, Alex Becrelis and Clayton March run a thriving music education business here—while still finding time to perform their own songs and sounds. 

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Welcome

West Bend Music prides itself in its diversity in teaching students of all ages. Recent research has found that music uses both sides of the brain, a fact that makes it valuable in all areas of development. Music affects the growth of a child’s brain academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  Learning an instrument helps keep the mind and body active for older adults as well. Our goal at West Bend Music is to bring a community closer together thru the gift of music.  All ages are encouraged, it is never too early or too late to chime in. Come join us in the celebration of music that is the human experience.

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