Links We Like


AmiMo is YPI World Beat! instructor Ami Molinelli's home on the web. Check out Ami's world music instructional and performance offerings.

Bread & Roses

Bread & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. YPI is proud to be among Bread & Roses' volunteers, providing music and connection for institutionalized audiences. Please visit their website for more information.

Bananas at Large

Bananas at Large has specialized equipment for production of music, audio and video. Bananas has been a long time supporter of YPI.


Finale is a FREE program that allows you to compose -- and play back -- music! We encourage all YPI students to have this software so that we can email arrangements of the songs we are working on.

Guitar Center

Guitar Center is the largest musical instrument retailer in the U.S. Guitar Center of San Francisco was a sponsor of YPI's 2004 Summer in the City music camp.

Support the incredible work of YPI while shopping online. If you shop through the mall at, YPI can receive a donation for a portion of the order, and you can receive a tax deduction for the donation. Most importantly, it costs you nothing--and you can even receive discounts by shopping through You'll help YPI help hundreds of kids discover joy through music. For more information, see our Contribute page.

This website has a wealth of information for Marin County residents about events, resources and more. You can also see listings for YPI classes on their calendar.

Professor Sludge Guitar Academy

Professor Sludge is a master of guitar styles ranging from country to classical to rock'n'roll. He established his guitar academy in 1997 and has attracted some stellar students, including YPI's all-grrl rock band, Curiously Strong.


SoVoSó is the critically acclaimed world rhythm and soul vocal band featuring alumni of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra, including YPI teacher Joey Blake. The SoVoSó repertoire consists of original compositions and other songs that present a global perspective, from Afro-Latin idioms to traditional jazz choral arrangements. Their latest CD, Seasonings, is available on their web site.

Total Destructive Interference

This is the blog of Total Destructive Interference, aka The Koalas, aka Stealth Lady and Penguin Bob Collide. Total Destructive Interference started as The Koalas, a project for Young Performers International's 2004 Summer in the City summer music camp. This cover band rocked at Slim's in San Francisco at the end of the camp and decided to keep the band going, even if it was just for fun. Since then, they've played San Francisco venues including Justin Hermann Plaza, Golden Gate Park, and the Jewish Community Center's teens-only venue, Club 18, and are branching out to venues in Marin. The band's repertoire includes tunes by Led Zeppelin, Marilyn Manson, and AFI, among others.

Yoshi's at Jack London Square

Yoshi's World Class Jazz House and Japanese Restaurant in Oakland's Jack London Square is among the finest jazz clubs in the country, featuring performers like McCoy Tyner, The Robben Ford Band, Pete Escovedo and Family, the John Ellis Quartet, and YPI favorite SoVoSó. Many thanks to Yoshi's for their sponsorship and support of YPI's young musicians programs!