Extreme Dreams USA (EDUSA) was founded by Richard “Enigma” Hervey and established as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization in 2017 in order to use music to serve disadvantage students in his community. Richard “Enigma” Hervey Founder & CEO of Extreme Dreams, USA, a multimedia producer, speaker, music education advocate, and Founder & CEO of Lion’s Den Productions: A Media Company specializing in music and video production, studio engineering, artist development, and management. Over the course of over two decades, Mr. Hervey has worked with numerous multi-platinum artists and music executives. His experience has given him the wisdom and know-how to mentor aspiring musicians and develop strategies for the release of independent projects.
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Jason Gillespie - Grammy nominated producer/Ardent Studio Recording Engineer,
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RobenX - Rap Hip Hop artist Anti Bullying Advocate,
Dr. Marrio Smiles, DDS,
Diamond Productions Concert Event Company Los Angeles, California
WIAN Radio - Independent internet radio station, and a variety of local musicians.
Mr. Hervey has been on both the positive and negative side of the music industry. From being locked in a bad contract to overcoming other adversities and becoming a successful music producer that has worked with notable artists such as Al Green and Lupe Fiasco. He learned multiple lessons during his career, but the most profound lesson was "Ignorance is much more expensive than Knowledge." EDUSA will provide the Knowledge necessary to bridge the gap. Our students just need a positive attitude and a healthy work ethic, and EDUSA will provide them with the tools they need.
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Research has shown the following benefits to studying music:
1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their
peers who do not participate in music lessons.
2. Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background. Children with learning disabilities
or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
3. Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for
auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch.
4. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have
enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
5. In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and
current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
6. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students who participate in high-quality music programs
score 22 percent better on English and 20 percent better on Math standardized exams.
7. Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to high earnings.
8. A study from Columbia University revealed that students who study arts are more cooperative with their teachers
and peers, have higher levels self-confidence, and are more equipped to express themselves and their ideas.
9. Elementary age children who are involved in music lessons show greater brain development and memory
improvement within a year than children who receive no musical training.
10. Learning and mastering a musical instrument improves the way the brain breaks down and understands human
language, making music students more apt to pick up a second language.
Sources: Natural News, VH1 Save the Music, Music Ed, NAMM
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