Each week, the Performance program offers classes at the Rhode Island Training School in songwriting, beatmaking, piano, and vocals. In these classes, young people identify their musical interests, then staff provide technical training so youth can articulate their own ideas and create original projects. Youth also collaborate on tracks, albums and/or mix-tapes.
Behind-the-scenes people often choose to study studio engineering. They learn the in’s and out’s of audio production and record their classmates. They’re instrumental in completing music projects inside the facilty. At the RITS and our main Providence studio, we use Reason, FL Studio and Pro tools software. This allows for seamless transitions to our community-based program after release.
Check out some of our music below and take a look at our Zu-krewe bandcamp page
AS220 Youth RI Training School Mix-Tape
No Booth No Problem
This is a mix of songs and stories made by our students at the Rhode Island training school. The youth on this project talked about what they’ve been seeing in their communities. The everyday struggle in their own lives and obstacles they had to overcome. There’s a lot to like about this project. Fresh beats, lots of swag and tight rhyme schemes and don’t forget youth expressing themselves on the M.i.c.