At Greg Richardson Music Studios we offer instruction on the following instruments:
Guitar, Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Tuba, Drums Ukulele
Cognitive/Intellectual Benefits“Studies have shown that musicians achieve a higher GPA than non-musicians in the same school do.”
When a musician plays music, they use 90% of the brain.
Regular music instruction in the early to middle grades may have a positive transfer effect to the development of language skills.
Students with course work or experience in music performance scored 51 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT and 44 points higher on the math portion, than students with no course work or experience in the arts.
Singing, chanting and rhythmic play can increase your child's vocabulary.
90% of CEO's and congressmen interviewed said that playing a musical instrument as a child helped them develop “character and leadership skills”.
New York schools show that 90% of their students who participate in music go on to college.
In the 1997 Gallup Survey, 69% of people believe that music participation corresponds to better grades and scores.
In a recent study, 66% of music majors who apply to medical school are accepted,
and only 44% of biochemistry majors are accepted.
Findings indicate that music study uniquely enhances higher brain functions
required for reading, mathematics, chess, science, and engineering.
Students involved in quality choral programs develop communication skills, self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, self-expression, and appreciation of cultural diversity.
Music creates security in one's self.
If your child can sing in front of other people, you're talking about a pretty secure little individual.
Emotional/Spiritual Benefits“Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life.
Music relaxes and calms the spirit.
Children can be calmed down by listening to music each night before they sleep.
Music has been shown to decrease heart rate, breathing, and lower stress hormones.
Stress has been proven to obstruct learning, and by listening to 10 minutes of classical music children can clear their minds and prepare for productive learning and studying.
Mozart helps children with ADD and ADHD improve and control their mood.
Music requires coordination of the fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheeks, and facial muscles, in addition to body and mind responses to sound.
Music helps motor development and coordination.
Music helps pattern the movement of the body.
Research shows that music can relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and help relieve pain.
Music programs have been pulled out of many of our schools in this country as unnecessary spending of our tax dollars, and replaced by highly competitive sports. America spends 29 times more dollars than any other nation on education, yet ranks 14 th out of 17 countries in academic excellence.
All of our instructors are fingerprinted and background checked with the Orange County Sherriff's Department (LIVESCAN). I have also studied and been certified with the my son's local Cub Scout Troop. We also make every effort to insure the safety of your child at the studio.
These are things that are important to me and to you as a parent should be as well. I consider children our most precious commodity and their safety should never be taken for granted. I always employ the open door policy and prefer parents to present if possible in the lobby of the lesson studio.
The studio is conveniently located in Laguna Niguel on Cape Drive just off Crown Valley and Forbes.
I find this location to be centralized and easily accessible to most any part of South Crange County.
I am located directly adjacent to the 5 freeway and Crown Valley Parkway in the New Life Christian Building.
In my lessons I try to combine the best elements of my playing experience into a comprehensive quick start to effective guitar playing. I believe music to be an extremely positive creative outlet and I also believe it to have huge life changing benefits. All of our instructors are experienced, versatile and
Music stimulates the brain, the emotions, and the body simultaneously. Auditory impulses structure the way we learn to communicate, move and express ourselves and for that reason music is essential for the maturing mind of children. It is my effort and duty as a teacher to enlighten and inspire not only children but parents to keep music at the forefront. Music will not only enhance intellect but will instill self confidence, reduce stress and give the child a general sense of well being. This is especially noticeable in children that suffer with conditions such as dyslexia or ADHD where challenges are constantly in front of them.?
Greg Richardson the owner of Greg Richardson Studios and a supporter of all styles of music such as Rock, Country, R&B, Blues, Motown, Bluegrass and Metal, he is passionate about teaching children how creating music can be more than a pastime but an electrifying journey to being the very best they can be. With a versatile menu and network of talented teachers Greg Richardson Studios offers everything from guitar lessons (acoustic, base and electric) in a variety of styles and techniques to music technology and production.
After briefly studying Classical Guitar at Jefferson Community College in Louisville Kentucky Greg moved to California to become a real musician. Well at least that's where the real working musicians were. In other words, the guys that actually made money playing their instruments and idid it in a never ending variety of situations. In Greg's words, "It was truly amazing for me how much the bar was raised professionally when I began to play music with guys that were, serious, sober, experienced, punctual, practiced and above all versatile". We have learned that these are traits that apply not only to the music world but also to the real world.
In the performance arena Greg has played everything from Classic Rock to Funk, and Country to Blues, Motown, Reggae, Bluegrass, Progressive, Punk, Metal, Pop, Power Pop, New Wave, Speed Metal, Hard Rock and everything else in between. He has been a working member of many local church worship teams at several local orange county churches and has also taught after school classes at Top of The World, El Morro and Canyon Vista and Don Juan Avila Elementary Schools.