Lessons are given at the studio in Millersville, MD (21108). The teaching year is comprised of 3 semesters: Fall semester, Spring semester, and Summer semester. The schedule for Summer semesters are slightly different than Fall and Spring. Scheduling for Fall and Spring occurs a month prior to the start of each semester. Please read on for more information. Rates are subject to change from semester to semester; please contact to confirm the listed below are the current rates.
Fall & Spring Semesters
Fall and Spring semesters includes 18 individual lessons each, and at least two recitals. Rolling admissions. Breaks for major federal and school holidays are taken into account when we schedule for the upcoming year. Tuition is amortized over the months in the semester.
Summer semesters have 10 total weeks of lessons. You are not required to come to all 10, but if more than 5 are missed, your family will lose priority when scheduling the Fall and Spring semester timeslots. It is courteous to lock in your schedule before the summer semester begins; your teacher will start scheduling for the summer a month prior. Each package includes the number of lessons you will attend; additional fees may be required for extracurricular activities. Tuition may be amortized over the summer months if your schedule is locked in. The option for a pay-as-you-go format is available during the summer semester only, for an additional fee.
Tuition is due by the first lesson of each month. Five payment plan options are available for families to choose from. Personal checks (preferred method) or cash is accepted only. Checks should be made payable to ‘Yee-Ning Soong’ or to ‘Studio Musica Vita.’ This lesson fee does not include books and materials, which the student/parents are expected to purchase. When needed, for no additional charge, extra lessons or rehearsals may be needed to prepare for upcoming student activities. Please contact the studio (via phone or e-mail) to confirm current rates.
30-Minute Package: $144/month ($720/semester)
45-Minute Package: $198/month ($990/semester)
60-Minute Package: $252/month ($1260/semester)
**Daytime Discount – Please ask about the daytime discount offered to those of you who take lessons before 3:00pm on weekdays. This is applied only during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Termination of Lessons
Lessons may be terminated by either the teacher or the student but 30 days notice must be given by either party. This allows time for the spot to be filled and gives closure to the student and teacher. If you must leave the program unexpectedly for any reason, one month of tuition is still due.