The Piano for Young People Program offers students of kindergarten through high school age the opportunity to pursue piano study through theory classes and private lessons in a university setting. Sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Learning for You, the program provides a comprehensive musical background for the student and draws its faculty from professionals in the community, Furman undergraduate assistants and Furman faculty members. Private lessons and theory classes are presented in the Daniel Music Building on Furman's campus. Recitals, open to the public, are held in the 300-seat Daniel Recital Hall which features three concert grands. Student lessons and theory classes are conducted in well-equipped studios and classrooms. Other facilities of the building include a 12-station electronic piano laboratory, a harpsichord and a Broadwood piano identical to the one Beethoven played in his home. This is a selective program; evidence of regular practice and participation is required to retain a place in the program.
- Furman's program is unique because students attend a musicianship class (music theory, history and performance skills) as well as a private lesson each week during the 28-week term.
- The fall and spring recitals provide all students with the opportunity to perform.
- Piano for Young People Program students have won numerous awards in piano competitions.
- Students are eligible and encouraged to enter auditions at the discretion of instructors.
- Progress reports are mailed twice yearly. Conference with parents are welcome.