Young Person's Guide to Local Music [YPGLM] has a simple mission – make music accessible to underprivileged children. Less than half of Jefferson County elementary schools have music teachers. Research shows that studying music improves academic performance but tens of thousands of students do not have a music education. Our program showcases contemporary genres including jazz, rock, and hip hop. These genres are used to teach music curriculum through storytelling, song, dance, and instruments. YPGLM was created by Jecorey "1200" Arthur, produced by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and 1200LLC®, and utilizes Jefferson County Public Schools general music curriculum as a framework for instruction.At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • discuss person interest in a musical selection 
  • identify characteristics of musical selections and styles
  • perform a variety of musical selections and styles
  • demonstrate knowledge of the use of beat/rhythm from a variety of cultures
  • demonstrate knowledge of melodic contour from a variety of cultures
  • read/perform rhythmic ostinati 
  • perform a variety of purposes [ceremonial, artistic, recreational]
  • perform with expression
  • perform a solo or in a group for an audience 
  • demonstrate appropriate performance/audience etiquette for a variety of contexts, venues, genres, and styles