Learn how to play in an orchestra with the VYOA’s Presto strings program! Presto offers beginning string players an introduction to ensemble playing in a fun and encouraging environment. Two, 6-week sessions are offered, each culminating in a concert for family and friends.

General Information

Conductor: Kathleen Kono
Rehearsals: Saturdays at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, 2:00-3:00 pm
Students interested in playing in Presto should have at least one year of experience on their instrument and be able to play in the keys of D & G. They should be able to read music and understand the written rhythms of eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and their equivalent rests.

Tuition: $100 per semester (financial aid is available)

Fall 2020 SchedulePresto will rehearse on the following Saturdays from 2-3pm at Elley-Long Music Center

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Concert on Saturday, November 7 (time TBD) at Elley-Long Music Center


Registration for Fall 2020 Presto is now open! Please register by September 28.

Contact info@vyo.org for any questions or to request a Financial Aid application.

A word from the Presto conductor:

Hello Presto players! My name is Kathleen Kono and I am excited to return for another year of Presto! Together we will learn how to play as an orchestra with new friends that play violins, violas, cellos and basses. At the end of the five-weeks, we will perform an amazing concert for all your family and friends.  Please join us, and get ready to have some fun playing music together!  I can’t wait to meet you!”