Summer should be fun and enjoyable! Ms.Berry offers online lessons in the summer with a focus on fun pieces, using different techniques, supplemented by rhythm developing games, ear training, music activities and quizzes!
BENEFITS OF SUMMER LESSONS: - When students take the summer off, they typically need all of September to return to their previous level. If lessons are sustained, students benefit from not spending time playing catch-up. - Less school work means better focus. With a lighter school load, and fewer extra-curriculars and sports commitments, students’ brains are primed for focus! - Summer is an opportunity to enjoy making music and learning more in a concentrated-but-fun practice sessions.
The summer session should feel fun and exciting to the student, and focus on an area they don’t have time to explore during the school year. Teacher and student can devise one or two big goals to explore during their time together, and then the student can work at their own pace throughout the summer.
Regardless, summer can provide an interesting shift from the regular routine of music lessons. A student can always benefit from a change of pace, which in turn leads to renewed energy in the Fall.
New England Flute Institute & Yulia Berry's Flute Studio moved all flute and recorder lessons online. Continuous music lessons give our students the sense of stabilitity and balance in this unprecedented time. Students keep making progress and are motivated more than ever.
The lessons are interactive and offered worldwide to all ages and levels by Yulia Berry, a highly experienced teacher with a DMA degree.
Yulia Berry also offers interactive online group music lessons on music history and theory for all ages and levels.
New students are welcome and will be accepted through www.newenglandfluteinstitute.com or www.flutelessons.fun
The school year is about to start, and with every new year, students are getting busier and busier! They do so many after-school activities that sometimes, it seems it's impossible to attend them all!
I understand how busy my students' lives are. That is why part of my teaching approach is helping students understand not only the importance of practicing, but how to efficiently practice so that no time is wasted when practicing at home. I also understand when other commitments arise and a student must miss a regularly scheduled lesson.
While many private instructors have a strict “no refunds, no make-ups, ever” policy (in fact, that seems to be the norm when looking at various private studio policies online), I recognize that there may be times when a student might need to reschedule. That is why I offer one make-up lesson per semester, built into the studio calendar and I always try to make up more lessons, as long as my schedule allows it and a reason for a missed lesson is a sickness or an emergency situation.
However, I recommend that students and parents of students read this article: Make-up Lessons From An Economist’s Point of View. I think it will spill some light on how missed lessons affect the teachers' life and schedule.
The article is written by the parent of a young violin student, who also happens to be an economist. The author describes what make-up lessons mean to her, and also what they mean for the teacher in terms of time and income sacrificed.
It’s a great read, and I highly recommend everyone enrolling in private music lessons read through it!
I pay for all the teachings from this beautiful artistic discipline: responsibility, commitment, self confidence, conviviality, etc.
I could go on, but just to summarize I’ll tell you that I don’t pay for ballet classes, I pay for the opportunities that this discipline offers her to develop skills that will become quite useful all along her life and that will give her an opportunity to treasure life.
During the COVID-19 Pandemia we switched to Online Learning. All students are having regular private lessons. We also added Online Group Lessons on Music History, Theory and various music activities twice a week.
We offer online lessons and coaching for distance learning students. Available Worldwide.
We are accepting registrations at the New England Flute Institute, our location in Sharon, MA. (towns - Sharon, Canton, Easton, Stoughton, Dedham, Norwood, Westwood, Randolph, Mansfield, Medfield, Wrentham, Holbrook, etc)
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.
MOBILE APP CREATOR / DEVELOPER
Yulia Berry is the creator and the developer of ALL about FLUTE, a FREE Mobile app, available for iPhones and Androids. 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 playing.
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