BASICS - Benefiting All Students In Cranston Schools
BASICS has provided affordable music instruction to over 800 elementary students since 2009.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for allowing us to provide for students in need.  Through their kindness and generosity, we have been able to offer financial assistance to approximately 30% of our families and keep overall program costs down.

We have been privileged to watch music students grow. They have sold out events, packed audiences at the Garden City Gazebo, and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and in many print newspapers.  They've pulled off an amazing flash mobs.  They've made CD's, opened their own art shows, worked to raise hundreds of dollars to help other kids in our community

We are thrilled that our 8th year is filled with NEW beginnings - we have a new name, a new location, and more, more, more for our kids and families!

2017-2018 SEASON
**Please note the session is underway and we are unable to add additional members at this time.  Make sure we have your email address so you can be the first to know about new programs and offerings!*


sign up for one class for $175 for the remainder of the year, or take advantage of a combo and select two classes for $275!


GLEE: What is Glee? Glee is a fun, modern twist on chorus, and it’s all about fun and self expression! Kids sing popular songs and help select their own music. Students will sing over tracks and occasionally with live instrumentation, finishing the year with a concert that showcases everything they’ve learned.

Age group: students in grades 1-8
Cost: $250 for the year (25 weeks of classes, payment plan available)
combine GLEE with INTRODUCTION TO BROADWAY, and get the
second program for half price! 


GUITAR: We offer two levels of acoustic guitar lessons. We recommend beginner level for students who are just starting out, or are still becoming comfortable with their instrument; intermediate level for students with 2+ years of experience with a sound understanding of the basic skills. Students will be placed in classes based on their experience with their instrument; placement is subject to change as the year progresses. 

Age group: students in grades 4-8
Cost: $250 for the year* (25 weeks of classes, payment plan available)

*Students are required to bring their own instrument to class. Guitars must be rented or purchased separately and are not included in the program cost. Please, no “toy” guitars – they inhibit our ability to instruct properly as they do not stay in tune or encourage proper fingerings.

INTRO TO BROADWAY: In this exciting class, students will explore the world of theatre, learning the FUNdamentals of acting, singing, improv, and movement for stage! Miss Wensday has a BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and her teaching technique emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, and imagination. The class will culminate in a performance of her original musical inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

Age group: students in grades K-12
Cost: $250 for the year* (25 weeks of classes, payment plan available)
combine INTRODUCTION TO BROADWAY with GLEE, and get the
second program for half price! 

*Up to $50 costume / supply cost per family (We will work to keep costs low through donations.)


HOLIDAY GLEE: Holiday Glee is a winter celebration! Students have fun singing classic holiday carols with a modern flair. This year’s schedule of performances includes strolling carols in Garden City, multiple tree lightings, and several concert performances. Participants will also be “in studio” at Reel to Real creating our third CD!

Age group: students in grades K and up
Cost: $50 for the holiday season, includes long sleeve t-shirt


MENTOR PROGRAM: BASICS+ Mentors take an active role in all of our offered programs. Our instructors guide our mentors to not only continue their development in their area of expertise, but to support them in becoming leaders. Mentors are expected to be reliable, respectful, and actively engaged in all classes and activities. Contact BASICS+ at for a mentorship application.

Age Group: students in grades 9 and up
Cost: no charge to participate once selected