Sunday, June 30, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Flute Pedagogy Course

Our Flute Pedagogy Course, part 2 went great!

We worked with younger students on long tones, scales and pieces, learning how to structure lessons, give clear homework and directions on how to practice and get fast results, while motivating and encouraging beginner students.

Group lessons this weekend!

Saturday, June 29, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Group lessons

🌟🌟🌟 Group lessons weekend 🌟🌟🌟

We played "Escape the music room" games with 2 teams, music instrument bingo, World Instruments Jeopardy, and were introduced to playing modern music with elements of improvisation. 

Group lesson for Beginner-Intermediate group

Sunday, June 16, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Group Lessons

In this group lesson for the Beginner-Intermediate level, we reviewed the music history time line and conducted in-depth research on 12 composers. 

Following this, we enjoyed two rounds of Jeopardy focusing on orchestral instruments and composers. 

At the end we had one winner who received the main prize (a cool candle) and everyone else received prizes for active participation.

Group lessons are included in the year curriculum for all students and cover music history, theory, rhythm development and ensembles.

Summer 2024 Recital

Sunday, June 9, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Recital

Congratulations to all performers at our Summer Recital! Everyone did a wonderful job! 👏👏💐🌺

12 reasons why recitals are important

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Recital

Student recitals play a crucial role in the musical education process, offering numerous benefits beyond just musical skill development.

1. Recitals provide a tangible goal to work towards. In having a set date and a pre-planned performance selection, a flutist learns how to manage their practice time and what it feels like to polish and perfect a piece.

2. Recitals provide an opportunity to feel successful. Learning the flute requires many hours of solo practice and includes rehearsing with a pianist. Performing gives your child the recognition they deserve for their hard-work.

3. Recitals provide an opportunity for you to show your child that you value their involvement in music. Setting aside time in your busy life to attend a recital supports your children and their peers and shows your child that your family values music. 

4. Recitals provide a chance for your children (and you!) to reflect upon where they’ve “come from” when watching beginning students. Progress at the flute can sometimes feel slow, but watching beginners perform reminds your children of the gains they have made and motivates them to continue to progress.

5. Recitals provide a chance for your children (and you!) to see “where they’ll go” when watching more advanced students. There are few things more motivating to a flute student than watching their peers perform. They get to hear pieces that they will enjoy playing in the future, see more advanced technique first-hand and experience the pride that comes from becoming proficient at the flute.

6. Recitals provide a chance for your extended family to be involved in your child’s music education. Athletes get all the glory… everyone comes to watch soccer games but no one really heads over to watch a flute practice session! Involving grandparents and aunties and uncles in the recital audience gives your child an opportunity to share their hard work with the ones they love.

7. Recitals provide a chance for your child to experience nervousness… and to realize that those feelings are okay. We like to protect our children from feeling uncomfortable, but in “real life” these feelings are part-and-parcel of being human. Early experiences with successfully conquering nerves gives children confidence.

8. Recitals give you the opportunity to provide genuine and heart-felt praise. Bring on the photos and videos and big hugs and flushed-face smiles. Clap enthusiastically. Let your child know just how much you recognize their efforts and watch their commitment to flute lessons soar.

9. Recitals provide a chance for your child to practice public speaking and to gain confidence in front of a group; two skills that will serve your child well in many other areas of his or her life. Speaking and performing in a safe environment means that your child gains important experience in front of a crowd. The earlier these experiences happen, the easier it becomes for your child as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

10. Recitals provide an opportunity for your child to get to know his or her peers who are also taking lessons. Making these connections helps to build community within a studio and helps your child to feel as though he or she belongs which results in increased interest in lessons.

11. Recitals give your children the chance to hear live music. Students rarely attend a lot of live concerts… and flute recitals are a wonderful place for your child to hear a wide variety of music. Nothing can replace the “live music experience” and when your child is an active participant in the event it’s even more rewarding!

12. Recitals provide an opportunity for you to sit back and marvel at the pride-inducing sight of your own child making beautiful music! Flute practice is often done amongst a busy household with siblings, pets, vacuums, dishwashers and doorbells. It’s rare that you have the opportunity to focus only on your child and the music they are making. These moments do matter.

Enrollment for 2024/2025 Academic year is open now

Monday, June 3, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Registration

Dear students and families,

As we near the end of another successful academic year at Yulia Berry's Flute Studio & New England Flute Institute, I am thrilled to celebrate the remarkable progress and achievements of my students. 

With our upcoming recital scheduled for June 8th, followed by two more engaging group lessons later this month, I am excited to showcase the dedication and talent of all my wonderful flutists. 

And as I reflect on the highlights of this year, I look forward to the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

Registration for the Academic year 2024/2025 is now open for CURRENT students, who are given a priority.


* Enrollment will be open to students on the WAITING LIST on June 10

* If any availability is left, enrollment for all other new students will be open on June 24

* Sharon schedule is on Saturdays. Quincy schedule is on Sundays. Placements are limited.

* Scheduling is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

* All times and the studio calendar will be finalized and confirmed by July 1st.

I look very much forward to continuing to work with you, learning new music, performing, and continuing to study music theory and history!

Summer 2024 Recital

Friday, May 24, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Recital

Our upcoming Summer Recital will take place on June 8!

New England Chamber Music Summer Camp

Thursday, May 23, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Masterclasses

Some highlights and memories of the New England Chamber Music Summer Camp, led by Miles Fellenberg at NEC, Boston. Masterclass by Yulia Berry. 

Great program - Verdi/Hugues, Fantasia no.1 on Themes of "Aida" for 2 flutes and piano, Four Reflections on Japanese Tanka Poems by Klimek for 2 flutes, Debussy, Haydn, and more


Monday, May 6, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Awards

Congratulations to Aaron on being awarded a GOLD MEDAL at the 34th annual MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival 2024!


Spring Extravaganza of Flute Music - 2024

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 by Yulia Berry | Recital

Congratulations to all performers!

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