Piano for Young People is a pre-college piano and musicianship program for students kindergarten through high school. Students pursue piano study through private lessons in a university setting. The program provides a comprehensive musical background for the student and draws its faculty from professionals in the Upstate and Furman piano performance and music education majors. Lessons and musicianship classes are held in Furman’s Daniel Music Building on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Each student works towards an end-of-term recital which is held in Daniel Recital Hall twice a year. Students also present recitals for local retirement communities. Piano for Young People is a selective program. Evidence of regular practice and earnest student participation is required to retain a place in the program. Piano for Young People is now hosted and sponsored by the Furman University Department of Music.
Application is free. No fee due until you are notified of your student’s acceptance and their participation is confirmed.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis.
Current parents: Change of address or adding a student? Please complete the web application.
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: Marcella Frese, 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.