Piano for Young People is a pre-college piano program for students kindergarten through high school. Students pursue piano study through private lessons in a university setting, drawing its faculty from professionals in the Upstate and Furman piano performance and music education majors. Located in Furman’s Daniel Music Building, the program’s weekly lessons and musicianship classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. Materials covered in lessons include sight reading, music theory, music history, ear training, and an introduction to a wide range of musical genres and styles of the teacher and student’s choosing. Students participate in an end-of-term recital, which is held in Daniel Recital Hall twice a year, as well as performances for local retirement communities. Piano for Young People is a selective program, and evidence of regular practice and earnest student participation is required to retain a place in the program each year.
To find out more information or to schedule an audition for the program, please email the director, Kelly Herd.
A partial refund (50% of that term’s tuition payment) is available if a student withdraws within 14 (fourteen) days from the start of the term (first lesson). After fourteen days, tuition fees for the remainder of that term are non-refundable.
Missed lessons will be made-up in the event of severe inclement weather or faculty/student illness. Missed lessons are non-refundable.
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Piano for Young People
Furman Music Department
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613
Administrator: Emily Sweezey, 864.294.2118
Furman faculty and the PfYP staff carefully select Furman piano and theory students to participate in PfYP. Undergraduate assistants are Furman sophomores, juniors and seniors studying applied piano, piano pedagogy, music theory and music history. Undergraduate assistants are required to be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Participation is selective.