NEFI Founder, Artistic Director and Flute/Recorder/Chamber Ensemble Faculty

Yulia Berry is American flutist and teacher of Russian origin with D.M.A. degree (Doctor of Music Arts), and over 25 years of continuous performing and teaching experience, both in the US, Europe and Russia.

Yulia Berry is Founder and Artistic Director of New England Flute Institute, where traditions meet exploration. NEFI nurtures musical development, performance skills and inspires artistic excellence in all our students - from beginners to emerging professionals - by offering well-rounded music education, access to learning resources and opportunities to work closely with some of today’s leading Flute Artists. 

She has been residing in Boston, MA where she also manages her successful Yulia Berry’s Flute Studio

Her students actively participate in local festivals, play in various community orchestras of the Greater Boston and won placements in the New England Conservatory's Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble and Baroque Ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO), Junior and Senior Districts, All-State Festival, and the Longy School's Ensembles and Orchestras.

Yulia Berry along with renown Italian flutist Onorio Zaralli founded Web Flute Academy - an online institution, using best e-learning tools, blended with live webinars and offered worldwide and "The Babel Flute", International magazine & community. The Babel Flute publishes latest flute research, offers flute forum, classifieds, job board, flute quizzes and games, shop and more. All content is instantly translated to over 100 languages.

Yulia Berry is Co-Founder and Sponsor of the Annual Open Flute Competition "Young Virtuoso", held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia since 2012 and also supported by the Foundation of Maestro Yuri Temirkanov

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Since 2017 she has been an Editor of Chattoir Editorials - the Internet community, created for artists and musicians. On this platform she interviewed and promoted some of the best and brightest musicians of today.

Yulia Berry has fine computer and programming skills and created many websites, digital products and Mobile apps. She is also Creator and Developer of the popular free mobile app All About Flute.

Yulia Berry has earned the Doctor of Music Arts (D.M.A.) degree focused in Flute Performance, Pedagogy and Music Education from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov (Russia) and the Master of Music (M.M.) degree with Majors in Flute Performance, Music Education and Band Conducting with Honors  (Cum Laude) from The Saint-Petersburg State School of Music named after M.P. Mussorgsky in Russia.

She has regularly performed as Soloist and with chamber groups in many venues and festivals. She also performed, toured and appeared live on TV with the popular Russian ethno-rock group “Vermicelli Orchestra”. Her recent performances include Trio Russe concert in Boston.

Romanian-Canadian composer Marius Herea, Italian flutist and composer Onorio Zaralli and American composer Eugene Magalif dedicated their pieces to Yulia Berry.

ONORIO ZARALLI, Professor, Mentor, International Star Guest Teacher and Performance Coach (ITALY)

A winner of many National and International competitions, Onorio Zaralli has given solo concerts in France, Italy, Russia, South Korea, Australia and USA. His performances were broadcasted on radio and TV all over the world. He played with the Bucharest Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and the Accademia Nazionale Di S.Cecilia Symphony Orchestra.Onorio Zaralli is the author of many books, including MOZART, Concerti per flauto - Ypothekai, IN CONCERTO, Il controllo dell’ emotività nelle pubbliche esecuzioni - Concerto Italiano, SUONARE CON L’ ANIMA, Autocontrollo e sviluppo integrale, MULTIMEDIALITA' PER TUTTI - Argo, MUSICA IN JEANS - Bulgarini, and LEZIONI DIGITALI - Academia Universa Press.

Onorio Zaralli was the Artistic Director of the Concerto Italiano Music Festival, Italy (1986 - 1991) and the Italian Music Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia (1994), and the President of the International Music Festival and Competition, Italy (1997)

Onorio Zaralli gave master classes in Italy, Russia and USA. He has taught on faculty with the Conservatorio di Musica “S. Cecilia”, Roma and currently is the President and teacher at The Accademia Flautistica Veneta, Padova. 

Onorio Zaralli and Yulia Berry are Founders of Web Flute Academy and The Babel Flute.


Collaborative Pianist, Lecturer, Ensemble and Performance Coach

miles.jpgMiles Fellenberg, D.M.A. is regularly invited as a pianist, conductor, and educator throughout the United States and abroad. Known for his versatility and extensive repertoire, Fellenberg has led a multifaceted career and is highly sought after by singers, instrumentalists, and pianists. 

He is the Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of the New Jersey Young Artist Piano Competition, which offers gifted pre-college pianists the opportunity to attend a series of workshops, masterclasses, and compete for significant cash prizes. 

He has served as a staff pianist/accompanist for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Juilliard School, Aspen Music Festival & School, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Castleman Quartet Program, New York Summer Music Festival, Delaware Valley Opera, New Hampshire Opera, Oberlin-in-Italy Opera Program, and was a guest artist-in-residence at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Quito, Ecuador. 

Fellenberg was on the faculty at Church Street School for Music & Art (NYC), Brooklyn Musical Arts, National Youth Orchestra of the USA, InterHarmony International Music Festival (Italy), and the Rappahannock Summer Music Camp (VA). Fellenberg is a vocal coach at New England Conservatory, where he also teaches a graduate Ear Training class. He teaches piano and music theory privately in Quincy, Boston, and remotely.

ELIZABETH LEEHEY, Director of New England Chamber Music Institute

Clarinetist, chamber ensemble faculty, performance coach.


Clarinetist and teaching artist, Elizabeth Leehey brings passion and expertise to every lesson. As a music educator with more than thirty years of experience, Elizabeth has developed a style of teaching that both inspires and challenges students to develop individuality and expressiveness in their music making, along with a high level of technical ability on their instrument. Her students have been accepted to perform with many prestigious ensembles including the National Wind Ensemble, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Youth Wind Ensemble, and All-State Bands and Orchestras, and they have been frequent winners of concerto competitions, scholarships and awards.

Elizabeth has taught master classes at Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York City, Roosevelt International Academy in Providence, RI, and Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA and has served on the faculties of prominent music schools including Boston Conservatory, Rivers School Conservatory, Concord Conservatory and Walnut Hill School. She currently maintains an active private clarinet studio in Sharon, MA.