Music Department
Holloway Hall

Welcome to PRESTO

Preparatory School of Music at Salisbury University

 PRESTO Student Recital
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:00pm
  Great Hall, in Holloway Hall

     Performances are free
     and the public is invited.

Registration For Summer Lessons until May 23

*****  Lessons begin week of July 14th  *****
*****  Registration for Fall Session begins August 4  *****

*****  Fall lessons begin week of September 8  *****


                           Spring 2014 Schedule of Lessons

New! Suzuki Violin Class
for ages 3-6 years old
Instructor: Bethany Freesen

Private Lessons for Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass), Piano, Voice, Guitar and most Orchestral and Band Instruments. Group Lessons in Suzuki Violin.
Scheduled on weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Specific days and times are decided upon between instructor and parent/student.

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The preparatory division of music at Salisbury University offers quality music 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 SU Music Department’s facilities, faculty expertise and students. Private lessons in strings, piano, voice, guitar and most orchestral and band instruments are available. All professional teachers are experienced and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music. All student teacher interns have been approved by the Department of Music.


Class Options

Private 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 obtaining their own instruments

Group Lessons (available only in Suzuki violin)

  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 50 minute classes
  • Ages 3-6 years


Attendance:  Regular attendance is expected of all students.  Exceptions include instructor absence and school closings. If SU is closed, there will be no lessons. Students are allowed one excused absence per term which will be made up during the last week of the term or at the instructor's convenience.  In order to be considered an excused absence the instructor must receive notice 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time.

Payment: Students must pay at least 50% of the tuition plus the $10 registration fee before lessons begin. By the end of the 4th lesson, payment is due for the rest of the 12 week term.


  • 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.

 Fee Schedule

(costs are per lesson)*
12 weekly lessons per semester*
Private Lessons

30 min


45 min.


60 min.


Student Teachers / Interns

30 min


*registration for the entire semester is required.
**plus a $10 registration fee per semester that includes the administration, recital, and activity fees.

Limited income based scholarships are available.

Board of Directors

  • Music Department Chair
  • Head of Piano Studies
  • Concertmaster of Salisbury Symphony
  • Presto Administrator

Contact Information

          Dr. Sachi Murasugi * 410-677-0253
          Mrs. Helene English  *410-548-2985