Active as a vocal coach, instrumental collaborator and recitalist, Dr. Presti holds a doctorate from USC in keyboard collaborative arts, and a masters in piano performance. She has accompanied for the studios of Eleanor Schönfeld, Alice Schönfeld, Felicia Weathers, Martin Chalifour, Ron Leonard, Jennifer Culp, Terry Cravens, and Midori. She has worked as a collaborator and vocal coach for USC (staff accompanist), UCLA (faculty), and in Europe. Fluent in five languages and literate in six, Dr. Presti teaches lyric diction for Italian, German, French, Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Competitions won include the US Open Music Competition, the Leni FéBland Foundation Competition, the Armenian Allied Arts Competition, and the MTAC VOCE Competition. Ballet accompanying positions include the Redondo Ballet.