Welcome to PRESTO!

PRESTO offers learners of all ages individual (and some small group lessons) in piano, strings, voice, guitar, percussion, theatre and most wind and brass instruments. We work closely with the Music and Theatre Department faculty and students.


Lessons are taught by professionals – either faculty or vetted regional musicians – OR by trained and gifted Salisbury University students. SU Student Instructors are selected by faculty advisors to whom they may consult concerning pedagogy or repertoire.

After enrolling online, a student is assigned an instructor. The instructor will call the student/parent to create a customized weekly lesson schedule for late afternoon, evening or Saturday morning. All lessons are held on the campus of Salisbury University.

As a division of the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning, PRESTO is dedicated to enriching the lives of all our students.

Registration for PRESTO January 2020 Four-week Session

  • RETURNING students ONLY

Register for January 2020 Session

PRESTO Fall Recitals - December 10, 2019, 5:00 and 7:00pm 

Students taking lessons through Salisbury University’s PRESTO performing arts outreach program will share their talents during recitals at 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

The students range in age from 6 to adult and in ability from beginner to advanced. They perform piano, violin, viola, cello, theatre, guitar, and voice works. Selections will include Adoration by Felix Borowski, Concerto 23 by Viotti, Concertino in Hungarian Style by Oskar Rieding among others.

PRESTO instructors include faculty members Dr. Linda Cockey, Dr. Danielle Cumming, Dr. Sachi Murasugi, and Dr. Nan Richerson; professional teachers are Maggie Jones, Martha Mancuso, Dr. Matt Michaud, Martha Pfeiffer, Bobbie Thamert, and Mary-Tyler Upshaw; and Salisbury University student teachers include Anna Avrick, Katie Bobele, Geneque Garrison, Patrick Gover, Hunter Lupro, Christopher Sajadi and Dylan Williams.

The PRESTO recitals offer a unique performance by musicians with varied levels of ability as well as the chance to learn more about the PRESTO program from present students and teachers. Audience members are invited to attend an open reception with light refreshments after both recitals to mingle and ask questions about the program.

Sponsored by the SU Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning, admission to the recitals is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2985.

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