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Monica Rizzio -  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 twelve years teaching voice, violin, piano ukulele, guitar and music theory.  Monica teaches kids group classes in fiddle, ukulele and mixed instruments. She has performed with the Cape Cod Symphony, Tom Rush at Symphony Hall, and has supported artists such as: Diana Krall, Boz Skaggs, Chris Botti, Joan Osborne, Hunter Hayes and more. Monica released her solo album, "Washashore Cowgirl" in 2016 which was nominated for Country Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. Monica performed with the folk pop group Tripping Lily for the past 10 years and currently has an active touring schedule when she is not teaching. You can check her website at www.monicarizzio.com. 

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Monica Rizzio -  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 twelve years teaching voice, violin, piano ukulele, guitar and music theory.  Monica teaches kids group classes in fiddle, ukulele and mixed instruments. She has performed with the Cape Cod Symphony, Tom Rush at Symphony Hall, and has supported artists such as: Diana Krall, Boz Skaggs, Chris Botti, Joan Osborne, Hunter Hayes and more. Monica released her solo album, "Washashore Cowgirl" in 2016 which was nominated for Country Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. Monica performed with the folk pop group Tripping Lily for the past 10 years and currently has an active touring schedule when she is not teaching. You can check her website at www.monicarizzio.com

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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 five 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.  Demetrius has studied voice under the direction of Renee Grant Williams  who has taught Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Keith Urban.  Demetrius teaches ukulele, guitar, voice, songwriting and piano.  Currently Demetrius 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. Demetrius currently performs and tours with the pop-folk group Tripping Lily.

Photo by MICHAEL and SUZ KARCHMER

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 five 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.  Demetrius has studied voice under the direction of Renee Grant Williams  who has taught Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Keith Urban.  Demetrius teaches ukulele, guitar, voice, songwriting and piano.  Currently Demetrius 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. Demetrius currently performs and tours with the pop-folk group Tripping Lily.

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Clayton March leads a dual musical life as a clarinetist and an Irish fiddler.  After graduating from New England Conservatory Clayton began to explore beyond classical music and realized his love of the clarinet music from Eastern Europe and the Fiddle tunes of Ireland.  On clarinet he performs with the highly energetic and sometimes zany Polka Dan’s Beet Box Band.  He has recorded with Polka Dan as well as with The Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group.  In 2012 Clayton recorded In Klezmer with Pianist Jacqueline Schwab.  

As a fiddler Clayton leads Irish sessions across the region and is a sought after teacher.  He is a founder of West Bend Music in Dennis Port where he maintains a large teaching studio.

Photo by JACK MARCH

Clayton March leads a dual musical life as a clarinetist and an Irish fiddler.  After graduating from New England Conservatory Clayton began to explore beyond classical music and realized his love of the clarinet music from Eastern Europe and the Fiddle tunes of Ireland.  On clarinet he performs with the highly energetic and sometimes zany Polka Dan’s Beet Box Band.  He has recorded with Polka Dan as well as with The Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group.  In 2012 Clayton recorded In Klezmer with Pianist Jacqueline Schwab.  

As a fiddler Clayton leads Irish sessions across the region and is a sought after teacher.  He is a founder of West Bend Music in Dennis Port where he maintains a large teaching studio.

Photo Credit by MARILYN BECRELIS 

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.

Photo Credit by MARILYN BECRELIS

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.

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Nicole Gowan -  is a native Cape Codder who has been playing, writing and performing music for over 10 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Lesley University in Elementary Education, and is passionate about combining teaching with music  to help others nurture their creative instincts, learn, and grow. Nicole is trained in piano, guitar, voice and ukulele and can still be found performing original music on the Cape alongside her husband as their folk-pop duet, The Summer.

Photo by NICOLE GOWAN

Nicole Gowan -  is a native Cape Codder who has been playing, writing and performing music for over 10 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Lesley University in Elementary Education, and is passionate about combining teaching with music  to help others nurture their creative instincts, learn, and grow. Nicole is trained in piano, guitar, voice and ukulele and can still be found performing original music on the Cape alongside her husband as their folk-pop duet, The Summer.

Jake Bautista is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jake attended Berklee College of Music from 2011-2012. During this time he formed Mad Blackbirds, a trio that played an eclectic brand of indie rock. In 2014, Bautista moved back to Los Angeles. There he spent a year playing as a solo artist, and in the folk-rock group Black Birch Dogs. In 2015, he moved to Harwich, Massachusetts. Since then, he has been gigging as a solo artist and teaching around Cape Cod and the greater New England area.

Jake Bautista is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jake attended Berklee College of Music from 2011-2012. During this time he formed Mad Blackbirds, a trio that played an eclectic brand of indie rock. In 2014, Bautista moved back to Los Angeles. There he spent a year playing as a solo artist, and in the folk-rock group Black Birch Dogs. In 2015, he moved to Harwich, Massachusetts. Since then, he has been gigging as a solo artist and teaching around Cape Cod and the greater New England area.

Mariellen Sears – (BA and MM UMass/Lowell) has enjoyed a great career as a public school music educator for the Nauset Public Schools. Mariellen currently performs with the Cape Symphony Orchestra, Trio Vivo and the Scorton Chamber Ensemble. She has toured the United States with the American Wind Symphony and has performed in Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the Metropolitan Festival Flute Orchestra. She is a certified Suzuki Flute Instructor and has training in the Kinderflute Method.

Mariellen Sears – (BA and MM UMass/Lowell) has enjoyed a great career as a public school music educator for the Nauset Public Schools. Mariellen currently performs with the Cape Symphony Orchestra, Trio Vivo and the Scorton Chamber Ensemble. She has toured the United States with the American Wind Symphony and has performed in Austria, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the Metropolitan Festival Flute Orchestra. She is a certified Suzuki Flute Instructor and has training in the Kinderflute Method.

Beverly DiPaolo (BA Moravian College and MA Montclair State University) has been teaching music for over 35 years. Currently she is choral director and classroom music teacher at Nauset Regional Middle School, and performs with the Harwich Town Band and the Cape Community Orchestra as a flutist and oboist. 

Beverly DiPaolo (BA Moravian College and MA Montclair State University) has been teaching music for over 35 years. Currently she is choral director and classroom music teacher at Nauset Regional Middle School, and performs with the Harwich Town Band and the Cape Community Orchestra as a flutist and oboist.