The registration for the upcoming Academic year 2020/2021 is now open at https://www.flutelessons.
fun/Registration There will be a $35 annual registration fee, charged at the time of the registration. After you finish the registration process, I will contact you and confirm your day and time. The year needs to be prepaid by setting an autopay at your Student Portal or 5 or 10 post-dated checks or by a year payment by September 10 - everything is the same as the last year. All information is in the registration form.
The school year structure is staying the same - 40 lessons (32 private, 4 summer, 4 groups) and 2 recitals (in person or online - depending on the situation). We will start online first weekend after Labor Day and will monitor the situation with the Covid-19. I can't wait to go back in person and finally see everyone, but safety comes first. As soon as the situation allows, we will switch to the in-person lessons.
In the meanwhile, the online lessons have been going very strong. Everyone worked so hard during the Spring and most of you chose to continue the lessons during July and August and keep making progress. Of course, the biggest part I am missing in online lessons is seeing you and playing in ensembles, playing together, but the other parts of the lessons are being perfectly covered in the online format. Remember, the Covid-19 will pass, but we will keep the perfected flute skills and grow as musicians. In a chaotic time like this, it is important to give our children a sense of stability and a way to express themselves, which is what music does to us.
I am looking very much forward to seeing each of my students in the new school year!
Do you know about our incentive and reward program? Students get punch cards with their name and collect 10 punch holes. Then they get to choose a prize from the "Awesome Student" Treasure Box! Prizes include gift cards (Amazon, iTunes, Starbucks) and various music treasures.
Here at Yulia Berry's Flute Studio, your tuition pays for a lot more than just your weekly scheduled lesson time. Below are 10 things besides your exclusive lesson time that your tuition pays for.
1. Planning & Preparation
As instructor, Yulia Berry spends time planning your lessons and your program. She even does research browsing libraries and archives or newly published music, books and methods to see what would be perfect just for you! She will do everything she can to make your lesson time productive and fun.
Unlike other studios, we never invoice you for any materials. Books, music and print outs of music activitites, music theory and history are all included in your monthly tuition!
3. Recitals & Events
You get opportunity to perform regularly with a professional accompanist at beautiful venues. Recitals are concidered performance classes and are included in your monthly tuition. We handle paying for renting venues, the accompanist work on the recital day, designing and printing posters, programs and certificates, holding receptions, congratulating all students with flowers, souvenirs and awards. Take a look at pictures on our FB page or website of some of the amazing places our students play.
*What is not included in your tuition: piano rehearsals.
Piano rehearsals are necessary to prepare for a public performance or to keep growing as a musician and move to the next level.
The number and length of piano rehearsals is determined individually. It takes 1-3 rehearsals to prepare for an event and depends on the student level, progress, goal and the accompanist's availability.
The students will be billed for the rehearsals separately.
4. Lesson enrichment
Lessons and tuition include: Music Theory, Music History, Music Quizzes, Rhythm Developing Games, Ensembles, Incentives. These extras are only available at Yulia Berry's Flute Studio. She spends a lot of time, energy and finances, searching for, creating and planning this enrichment program to be included in your music curriculum.
Here are just some of the things the studio has to pay for in order to maintain a high quality environment for you: rent, insurance, bookkeeping, incentive programs, printing, new books, professional development and memberships, flute journals, video lesson software, website portal, etc
6. High quality instruction
Here at Yulia Berry's Flute Studio, you get access to a highly experienced instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience and two Master Degrees in Music, who is not only knowledgable, but is also fun, friendly, and can adapt to a variety of learning styles. You also get to work with professional and highly experienced accompanists. Together we will make sure that you always make best progress in growing as flutist and musician.
7. Professional Development
Your instructor at Yulia Berry's Flute Studio is a lifelong student as well! Some of the days the studio is closed, so your instructor can hone up her skills, learn the newest research on music education, participate in webinars, and find the most exciting new music for you!
So even though you have no lessons on certain days, you still benefit because your instructor is continually improving and learning how to serve you better!
8. Teacher/Parent/Student Portal
We use an amazing management program here at Yulia Berry's Flute Studio, called My Music Staff. We use it for practice assignments, scheduling, billing, teacher's lesson notes, and more.
9. An Exciting Experience
At Yulia Berry's Flute Studio, you aren’t just getting weekly lessons. You are part of a thriving group of musicians. We have periodic group classes, incorporated into the year curriculum, where students work together and encourage one another. Your instructor is dedicated to your success and passionate about music learning!
We also have fun receptions after recitals, where we love to socialize!
10. Benefits Beyond Music
There are numerous studies showing the amazing benefits of studying music, such as language skills, improved test scores, self-esteem, listening skills, math skills, making the brain work harder, relieving stress, creativity.
Interested in joining our studio? Click the link below to contact us!
Summer 2019 Session has started! I am happy that most students will continue lessons in the summer, despite busy schedules and traveling and welcome a few new students who decided that it is a great time to start the lessons!
If you are new and want to try flute or recorder in the summer, you still can inquire if Ms.Berry can fit you in the summer schedule (dont worry, it is flexible and we can work out the weeks you are available). Get more information and REGISTER for Summer!
We are growing and opening a second location in Sharon, MA - introducing the New England Flute Institute (NEFI). 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.
Yulia Berry is Founder and Artistic Director of the New England Flute Institute, where traditions meet exploration. NEFI nurtures musical developement, 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. NEFI is located in Sharon, MA.
THE BABEL FLUTE
Yulia Berry is Founder and Director of International magazine & community "The Babel Flute" with a goal to bring flutists from all continents together. The Babel Flute publishes latest flute research, offers flute forum, a job board, flute quizzes and games, a shop and more. All content is instantly translated to over 100 languages.
ALL ABOUT FLUTE
Yulia Berry is the creator and the developer of the web resource ALL about FLUTE. This is a must have for flute players of all skill levels and disciplines. With useful links, streamlining notifications, and informative articles, "ALL about FLUTE" serves as a gateway into the world of flute.
ONLINE PUBLISHER / EDITOR / INTERVIEWER
Yulia Berry is interviewer and editor at Chattoir Editorials - an exciting addition to the Internet community ChaTToir!, created for artists and musicians.
WEB FLUTE ACADEMY
Yulia Berry is co-founder, along with renowned Italian flutist Onorio Zaralli, of Web Flute Academy. Web Flute Academy (WFA) is an online institution, offering an innovative way to learn the flute by blending best e-learning tools and live video meetings, while using the most advanced computer and mobile technology, as of today. Web Flute Academy is for anyone, who wants to dramatically improve their flute and performing skills, while studying in the convenient place and time. Visit WFA at www.webfluteacademy.org