Welcome to PRESTO

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Drop-In Office Hours for Summer 2016

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Monday: No Office Hours
Tuesday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday: No Office Hours
Thursday: No Office Hours
Friday: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm

Located in Fulton Hall PH14

Contact & Forms

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PRESTO office contact:
Director: Dr. Sachi Murasugi
Manager: Lacy Hudson
Office Assistants: Becca Doughty, Andrea Korell


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.

*Registration for Summer Semester is OPEN*

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

Classes will begin the week of May 23, 2016. Online registration is under contruction.


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

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, most orchestral and band instruments, theatre, and musical theatre.
  • Except for piano, students are responsible for providing their own instruments for lessons and practice.
Group Lessons and Classes:

NEW Theatre Class:

  • Two 6-week sessions per semester
  • offered to 8th - 12th grade students

NEW Musical Theatre Class:

  • Two 6-week sessions per semester
  • offered to 8th - 12th grade students

Adult Group Piano

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

Suzuki Violin

  • Two 6-week sessions per semester
  • 50 minute classes
  • Ages 3-5 years old


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.

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
  • PRESTO Manager 

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 Lacy Hudson 
Director: Dr. Sachi Murasugi

Updated: 4/21/2016

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