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Welcome to PRESTO

Drop-In Office Hours for Fall 2016

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Monday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm*
Wednesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm*
Friday: 11:00 am - 1:00pm

Located in Fulton Hall PH14

*University House

Contact & Forms

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PRESTO office contact:
Director: Dr. Sachi Murasugi
Manager: Casandra Raefski

Instructors & Staff

Presto Brochure & Registration Form

Lesson Schedule

Presto Scholarship Application

Presto Financial Aid Form

Announcements / Schedule

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Fall PRESTO Student Recital
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

5:00 pm & 7:00 pm
 Great Hall, in Holloway Hall

Performances are free
and the public is invited

 Fall 2016 Recital Album

Performing Arts Education Outreach at Salisbury University

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What is PRESTO?

PRESTO is the performing arts education outreach program at Salisbury University. PRESTO offers quality instruction to students of all ages, levels and abilities in the Salisbury community and surrounding areas. It is housed in Fulton Hall, where participating students and their parents have the opportunity to access its facilities, faculty expertise and students. Individual lessons in piano, strings, voice, guitar and most band and orchestral instruments, theatre, and musical theatre are available. Various classes for pre-college students and adults are also offered.

Spring 2017 Registration Begins January 2, 2017

  • Registration ends Feburary 11, 2017

Scholarship and Financial Aid applications due:

  • January 15th, 2017 (Spring Deadline - if available) 

*Application and information can be found on the sidebar.

Please contact office ( before registering to ensure instructor availability
**Registration and Payment due before lessons begin.**

Classes will begin the week of Feburary 13, 2017. Online registration is under contruction.


Individual Lessons offered for Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass), Piano, Voice, Guitar, and most Orchestral and Band Instruments. Group Lessons in Children and Adult Piano.

Scheduled on weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Specific days and times are decided upon between instructor and parent/student.

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Class Options:

Individual Lessons
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • Half hour; forty-five minutes; or one hour lessons
  • Instruction in strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass), piano, voice, guitar, and most orchestral and band instruments.
  • Except for piano, students are responsible for providing their own instruments for lessons and practice.
Group Lessons and Classes*:
*Check for availability. Not offered every semester.

Adult Group Piano

  • Two 6-week sessions per semester
  • 50 minute classes


Attendance: Regular attendance is expected of all students. Exceptions include instructor absence and school closings. If SU is closed, there will be no lessons or classes.

Lesson Scheduling: Lessons are on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Specific times are decided between instructor and parent/student. Students are allowed one excused absence per term, which will be made up during the last week of the term or at the teacher's convenience. The teacher must receive notice of the absence at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time in order to be considered an excused absence. Instructors are not required to make up additional absences. Please contact the PRESTO office before registering to ensure instructor availability.

Supervision: The supervision of any PRESTO student who is a minor (17 years of age or younger) is the responsibility of the parent or guardian while in the Fulton School or on Salisbury University campus.

Payment: Students must submit registration form and payment before lessons begin. Payment may be made in 3 ways: online, by mail, or in person at the Cashier's Office (Holloway Hall 219). Personal checks, credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) and cash are accepted. DISCOVER CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.


  • 10% Multiple Sibling Discount: Available for families registering more than one sibling. Students must register at the same time and for the full session to receive the discount.
  • 10% Multiple Class of Multiple Lesson Type Discount: Available for students registering for one or more classes or lessons in multiple instruments/voice. Students must register for classes or lessons at the same and for the full session to receive the discount.


  • All make up lessons for student illness will be forfeited upon early withdrawal from the school.
  • Refunds will not be given for withdrawal during the last 3 weeks of the term.
  • All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee


  • All students are required to provide their own instrument for lessons and practice (unless otherwise notified by the instructor).


Fee Schedule

Group Lessons and Classes (All 50 minutes)
6 weeks session 1 $132.00
6 weeks session 2 $132.00
12 weeks $264.00
Individual Lessons (Student Teachers / Interns)
12 weekly lessons per semester

30 min.


45 min. $396.00
60 min. $528.00
Individual Lessons (Professional Teachers)
12 weekly lessons per semester
30 min. $330.00
45 min. $495.00
60 min. $660.00

*registration for the entire semester is required.

Limited financial assistance and scholarships are available.

PRESTO Administration

  • PRESTO Director: Mary-Angela Baker
  • PRESTO Manager: Casandra Raefski 

PRESTO Committee

  • Co - Chair of Music, Theatre and Dance Department
  • Co - Chair of Music, Theatre and Dance Department
  • Head of Piano Studies

Contact Information:

PRESTO office contact: Manager Casandra Raefski 

Director: Mary-Angela Baker

Updated: 9/20/2016

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