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Doctor Noize Noizemaker #1 — knows that everything he does means absolutely nothing without the community of Noizemakers who share it with him. Doctor Noize fans are the best fans in the world — people who believe that kids (and the adults who belong to them) are smart and adventurous enough to sing, read, learn, play and be inspired together by material that’s more sophisticated than what you normally get from children’s TV or radio. Help us bring worthwhile experiences to your community and friends. Share your Genius. Join the Noizemaker Revolution!

 

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Limited CollectionThe Banana Project: Our flagship online Learning Adventure. An album’s worth of free exclusive online content! Join your hosts Dr. Noize and Sidney The Beak as they take you behind the music of the soundtrack to Dr. Noize’s hit app, Bananas! by Doctor Noize. Seven different versions of Dr. Noize’s smash #1 national hit song, Banana, teach you all about active listening and music fundamentals — a totally engaging and innovative way to introduce the fundamentals of music. Get the app here soon!

Who Dropped The Block?: Listen to and learn about early rock and its influences in this Learning Adventure exploring the exclusive Dr. Noize soundtrack to our popular online game. Play the game here.

The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof Album: Meet the Band and learn about instrumentation and musical genres in this Learning Adventure exploring the album that started it all. Get the album here.

The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof Book: Explore the characters, creativity and color behind writing, illustrating and storytelling in this Learning Adventure exploring the book that helped start it all. Get the book here.

The Return Of Phineas McBoof Album: Go even deeper with music and philosophy in this Learning Adventure exploring one of the most sophisticated family albums ever recorded. Get the album here (link to Return album page).

The Return Of Phineas McBoof Book: Further explore creativity, curiosity and character through music, art and words with your favorite Band in this Learning Adventure exploring our second book. Get the book here.

Grammaropolis Album: Learn all about the parts of speech and how music can reflect different characters in this Learning Adventure exploring our “21st century Schoolhouse Rock.” Get the album here.

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Doctor Noize — an award-winning former teacher and lifelong student who graduated from Stanford University with Distinction & Honors — knows that life’s always a party when you’re having fun and getting smarter. Don’t ever let anyone fool you into thinking that hard work and spirited play are two different things — the combination of the two makes you better and is called inspiration. So take a Learning Adventure here with Dr. Noize and Phineas. They’re free, and they’ll stretch your mind and imagination. Explore your Genius. Join The Band!

 

Our flagship online Learning Adventure. An album’s worth of free exclusive online content! Join hosts Dr. Noize and Sidney The Beak to go inside the music of Dr. Noize’s #1 national hit song Banana and international hit app Bananas! A totally engaging and innovative way to introduce the fundamentals of music and active listening.

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Here’s where media, venues, VIN’s and Doctor Noize’s mother can find more Doctor Noize info and images than anybuddy would ever need. Fortissimo!


Showz Synopsis

Doctor Noize — a singer and multi-instrumentalist with a passion for interactive pop/rock and a degree in classical music from Stanford — dazzles and inspires audiences to be musicians and creators themselves. With his one-man-band of instruments and deep expertise in electronic music looping technology, the Doc arranges and records music live and lets every kid know “you can be a big star, you can have your own act.” Eager to bring his adventurous musical message to as many as possible, the Doc plays everything from intimate acoustic library shows to packed concert hall symphony shows. Explore your Genius. Join the Band!

Gamez Synopsis

Doctor Noize — who knows a few things about learning, creativity, and having fun — has a few free games for you on this page. He’s even created an exclusive multi-song soundtrack for our flagship online game, Who Dropped The Block? — featuring four “birth of rock” ‘50’s-style pop rockers performed with panache by The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses. What’s panache, you say? Go look it up, and tell ‘em Dr. Noize sent you. Explore your Genius. Join The Band!

Appz synopsis page

Doctor Noize — a father and acclaimed musician and author — knows that part of playing games and having fun is learning something. Our appz — featuring the same characters and songs as our albumz and bookz — inspire creativity, curiosity, and character in kids. They work as stand-alone apps or part of our larger multimedia line inspiring kids to stretch their minds and play. So get mobile and explore your Genius. Join The Band!

Bookz Sound Files

Hear Doctor Noize narrate the bookz…

Preview The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof

Preview The Return Of Phineas McBoof

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Choose From Doctor Noize’s Media Library…

 


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Doctor Noize — a father and acclaimed family musician — knows that kids are the most creative adventurers in the world. These books — telling the same stories as the musical theater albums of the same name — respect the brilliance and color of a child’s imagination. Written and produced by Doctor Noize and featuring the meticulous 3D illustrations of Art Director Yan Miu and Dream Cortex, each book works as a stand-alone adventure or part of a larger multimedia story arc. Explore your Genius. Join The Band!


Hear Doctor Noize narrate the bookz…

Preview The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof

Preview The Return Of Phineas McBoof


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Genius Songz

Sidney’s Birthday Download 

 

Meat Eaters v. Horn Heads Download 

 

My Puppies Don’t Love Me Download 

 

I Like Food Download 

 

Superman & Spiderman Download 

 

Funky Frogz Download 

 

Dragons Licking Lollipops Download 

 

Super Cool Ms. Theresa Download 

 

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CEO/Creative Director/Performing Artist Doctor Noize‘s name in the real world is Cory Cullinan. He grew up in Silicon Valley and had an idyllic childhood family life until a dramatic series of events inspired him to grow up quickly and apply unusual focus and purpose into his life at a young age — the subject of one of his two Keynote Addresses.
 

Cullinan graduated with Distinction and Honors in Music and Political Science from Stanford, where he focused on classical music history, electronic music and voice. Soon after, his art rock album My Oyster drew rave reviews for having the free spirit of an indie release but the production values of a major release — a blueprint he would follow upon becoming Doctor Noize. The live recording of his marriage proposal song to his wife, Something (For Janette), lead to placement of his songs in mainstream movies like Brad Pitt’s Spy Game and television shows from soap operas to prime time dramas. He also wrote film scores for projects as diverse as documentaries shown at the Sundance Film Festival and PBS to Air Force training sessions.
 

He then turned his energy to teaching high school music at Pinewood School, and made an immediate and lasting impact on his students. His popular classical music history course, Too Many Notes, was made a requirement for all freshmen; his music composition and production class released eight full length CD’s of original songs created in the recording studio he built for the school; he conducted his students in a fully staged production of Sondheim’s Into The Woods; and led his select choir to win the Best Overall Choir award at Disneyland’s huge Music In The Parks competition. The Pinewood Singers earned the only perfect score from the judges while competing against schools ten times Pinewood’s size. Cullinan was named the Arts, Communication & Technology Department Head after just a few years teaching.
 

It was also at Pinewood that Doctor Noize first combined three of his loves — kids, teaching and soccer — to become a soccer coach. A competitive soccer player in his youth, the Doc lead Pinewood’s high school boys’ soccer team — who hadn’t won a league game in seven years — to an inspired 8-4-2 record. The Doc’s coaching philosophy is the same as his music teaching philosophy: He demonstrates and entrusts his kids with a much more sophisticated style of play than most adults preach to kids, and the kids respond with the boundless enthusiasm that is inherent to them — growing in leaps and bounds. Moving on to coaching younger girls his daughters’ age, he lead his girls’ team to the championship of their age group’s top division for three consecutive seasons. Speaking of the girls…
 

After the birth of his two action/adventure superhero daughters, Cullinan’s passion became creating inspired music and multimedia learning for younger adventurers. He released The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof, his first recording under the guise of his alter ego, Doctor Noize. Within two months, it had spawned a national #1 hit song — Banana — on Sirius XM Kids Radio and scored awards ranging from a Parents Choice Award to being named one of Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products. Then came the completion of Doctor Noize’s first book, The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof. Like the recording, the book tells the tale of the great monkey Phineas McBoof and his quest for the impossibly perfect song with his band, The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses.
 

His subsequent albums of innovative musical theater continue to challenge families — and the family media industry — to realize that kids are the most adventurous, creative, and brilliant audience in the world. The Return Of Phineas McBoof — one of the most sophisticated family albums ever recorded — completes the story arc of The Ballad Of Phineas and features a fully-orchestral version of Banana starring opera great Nathan Gunn. This lead to a commission by The McConnell Foundation to compose a 60-minute work for orchestra and voice about classical music, which premiered with CA’s North State Symphony under the baton of Maestro Kyle Pickett and will soon be made into an album. His third album, Grammaropolis, was also a commission, from the wonderful Grammaropolis brand. Featuring the Top 10 national hit Welcome To Grammaropolis, it teaches kids an in-depth knowledge of grammar through Doctor Noize’s trademark story/character based teaching techniques.
 

As a live performer, the Doc has inspired enthusiastic audiences across the country by engaging kids and adults alike with his totally innovative performance approach inspiring audiences to participate in the creative process. He performs multiple instruments onstage, and arranges and records songs live on the spot, inviting audience members to come onstage and contribute their own talents. All Doctor Noize live programs are administered to creative audiences with immeasurable doses of energy, goodwill and humor. The Doc performs everything from intimate acoustic shows to his groundbreaking performances with full symphony orchestras that inspire a love of classical music in kids.
 

Doctor Noize has combined his music and teaching backgrounds into his renowned Workshopz across the country. Whether he’s teaching kids about Pop Song Structure, Classical Sonata Form, music fundamentals, songwriting, or giving Keynote Addresses, the Doc is known as an inspiring teacher for kids and adults alike. Nowhere else will you find a man with the audacity to tour the country writing, recording, and publishing complete songs online with kids in 60-90 minute workshops.
 

The success of his music and his integrated story- and character-based approach to family media — developed during Doctor Noize’s years as a teacher — soon lead to other multimedia opportunities and ventures. Doctor Noize signed a multimedia partnership with Outblaze Ventures, the creators of the Hello Kitty 3D animated videos and games, online games for Ben 10 and Tom & Jerry, and the popular kids’ mobile apps by Dream Cortex. He became the CEO and Creative Director of Doctor Noize Inc., whose multimedia line now includes albums, books, mobile apps, online games, educational curriculums, videos, and more. Doctor Noize’s first app, Bananas! — based on his hit song — charted Top 25 in over 25 countries around the world and has been downloaded more than 300,000 times.
 

Despite a slightly larger operation, Doctor Noize remains fiercely true to his indie educator spirit, and continues to eschew the “simple comfort food” approach of much of the children’s media world in favor of more sophisticated fare that recognizes kids for the creative geniuses they are. Doctor Noize’s shows and productions are geared toward an inspired and motivated family audience, not a large and lazy one. He believes every kid is capable of great sophistication — even if our culture increasingly settles for less than that. The Doc is aided by an organic national network of Noizemakers who want to bring quality family experiences to their kids and communities.
 

To stay connected to fans wherever they are, Doctor Noize writes a quarterly Noizeletter that’s developed quite a fan base itself. Zooglobble writer and NPR family music commentator Stefan Shepherd called it the “Best Newsletter In Kids Music” by “the funniest guy in kids music, and that’s saying something.” The problem is, Dr. Noize is trying to be very serious, so Shepherd’s commentary was very hurtful. Or not.
 

So that’s that. Thanks for stopping by and reading this bio. We hope you thought it was even better than Tolstoy’s War & Peace, but a lot shorter. Well, a little shorter. See you at the shows.

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Synopsis… What happens when the world’s most magnificent musical monkey returns home to perform The World’s Greatest Song?  Well… It’s not what you think. Take a tour with Phineas McBoof and The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses as they explore a wide range of sophisticated music and colorful characters. Meet their new friends Sidney The Beak, Luciano Frogerati, José The Ferret, and Placido Flamingo.  Learn how Doctor Noize himself joined the Band. And discover who will carry on when a leader must find his own way…

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What It Teaches…

  1. Things Don’t Always Go As Planned. As Phineas and his Band learn, you might do everything perfectly… and still find that results and responses are not as you anticipated. The end is not always what you expect. Roll with the punches. Learn to adapt. Live your life.
  2. When The Going Gets Tough… the resilient carry on and continue to pursue their dreams and passions. This may be expressed in different ways by different people — Phineas and his bandmates at times choose different paths to carry on.
  3. Leadership & Excellence Are Challenging, Complex… & Worthwhile. The book trusts and respects kids with a story of layered lessons on leadership and pursuing your dreams that doesn’t follow standard kids-fare clichés. It teaches kids that leadership is both powerful and transferable, and everyone can lead themselves to their own pursuit of excellence.
  4. Sieze The Moment. When Doctor Noize is given the opportunity to leave his comfort zone, learn from the great master Phineas McBoof, and ultimately receive the responsibility of a leadership role in the world’s greatest Band in this book… he takes it. Will you seize the moment?
  5. Diversity Is Beautiful. Phineas invites rappers, opera singers, and “diamonds in the rough” into his Band. Then he inspires them to their greatest potential. Will you live your life like Phineas? Will you nurture the finest independent qualities in yourself and others?


Free learning curriculums for teachers, parents & kidz…

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Synopsis… Phineas McBoof — the great rock star monkey from the Isle of Thelonious — has become so popular, he can no longer hear himself perform over the screaming fans at his concerts. So one night, he leaves fame and fortune behind to refocus on his true passion — music. He hops on a rowboat with his guitar and launches a journey that introduces him to a much larger world of music than even he imagined. Along the way, he meets a colorful cast of creative creatures. Together, they form a new band: The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses

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What It Teaches…

  1. Passion, Purpose & Persistence. Phineas & Dr. Noize don’t care who thinks you’re cool. We’re inspired if you have the courage to stretch and do what you love well.
  2. Instrumentation. Band members — each representing an instrument — are introduced one by one to teach the sounds of the instruments. Hear the orchestration grow with the story.
  3. A World Of Characters Who Will Inspire Your Kids. Every member of the Band has one thing in common: They follow their own muse. These characters will hook your kids on a world that inspires creativity, curiosity and character for many adventures to come. Stretch your mind. Set your own compass.
  4. We Adults Get That You Kids Are Smart. Dr. Noize understands that kids’ imaginations are like color swirls on a giant palette full of smarts. This story has colorful words and concepts, not two-syllable simple speak. The book features cutting edge 3D animation from a team of animators.
  5. A Curiosity To Hear & Play Music. Of many different kinds and instrumentation. And lots of it.

Free learning curriculums for teachers, parents & kidz…

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Noizemaker Gallery

Doctor Noize would not succeed without the amazing dedication and support of Noizemakers all over the place. Here are some of the best!

 

Doctor Noize — a Stanford music grad and award-winning music teacher — knows that kids are the most creative listeners in the world. These albums are not simply collections of pop songs with kid-friendly lyrics — they’re musical theater adventures inspiring families and classrooms to stretch their imaginations and musical boundaries. Each album’s composed to inspire as a stand-alone musical or part of a larger purpose and story arc. Explore your Genius. Join the Band!

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Give Back
 

Doctor Noize approaches his Giving Back Showz like he approaches his creative, educational, and bizness goals — with a clear purpose and a results-oriented approach. Each Giving Back Show must have a strong partner group on the ground and a measurable goal or impact, such as:

 

  • We want to raise # dollars for our partner charity.
  • We want to feed # meals to people in need.
  • We want to make # people aware of X impactful issue.
  • We want # low-income kids to experience a free Show their community school could never afford.
  • We’ll give # kids at a children’s hospital an hour of imaginative and carefree fun most other kids don’t get.

Read our Giving Back Buzz for what some of our Giving Back Show co-sponsors and guests have to say about what these events accomplish and how they make us all feel. Then contact Doctor Noize to get the ball rolling in your community.

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Welcome to Doctor Noize’s Giving Back Program.  If you appreciate your life as much as we do, and want to share that joy with others…  You’ve come to the right place, Baby. We need your help. Here’s how it works:

 

Doctor Noize is fortunate to live a purposeful life with a bit of a megaphone to do something socially beneficial in the communities he visits. He’s committed to performing at least 12 Giving Back Eventz a year, partnering with ambitious charity organizations and local groups in twelve or more of the metros he tours each year.

 

It brings happiness to communities; it brings happiness to those who could use a hand; and it makes Doctor Noize smile and feel useful. Everybuddy wins.

 

Wanna make a difference with us by giving back to your community? We need someone on the ground before we get there to help us make it happen, and we guarantee it will be ridiculously fun and fulfilling. Contact Doctor Noize directly with your Giving Back Show ideas.

 

Thank you for helping us make a positive impact in your community.

Doctor Noize And Company Bio

Doctor Noize Inc. is founded, fueled and supported by people who believe that kids — and the adults who belong to them — are brilliant adventurers. Doctor Noize — a father, teacher, coach, musician, writer, and ridiculous dreamer — knows kids are the most sophisticated audience in the world, their imaginative palette not yet confined in a box.
 
We have the audacity to believe your child’s curiosity extends beyond a simple three-minute pop song with kid-friendly lyrics in the preferred style of 35-year-olds. We know your kid has Genius within, and we feed that Genius with colorful albums of musical theater, live interactive shows, books, apps, and more. Wanna raise a nation of two-minute attention spans? Then treat your kids like that’s all they’ve got.
 
Kids’ imaginations are like giant color swirls. We aspire to match and inspire those imaginations, keeping ourselves young in the process. We think squandering that imagination is — well, unimaginable. It’s our privilege at Doctor Noize Inc. to challenge kids to reach. Perhaps we can build a deeper creative future for our culture. We’re just all pretentious like that.
 
Initially a sole proprietor, Doctor Noize is now the CEO, Creative Director, and owner of a larger — but still independent — business. Our primary partner is Outblaze Ventures, which helps us produce colorful multimedia content through its multimedia companies. Other valued partners in our mission include Grammaropolis, the North State Symphony, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and every other school, venue and multimedia organization we work with — past and future.
 
Doctor Noize Inc. has a distinctly organic vibe reflecting the spirit of its founder. Our endeavors would not be possible without our amazing Noizemakers and Very Important Noizemakers nationwide. We spend almost no money on traditional promotion and marketing, and we don’t always have the same goals and expectations of kids as the mainstream children’s media or kindie industries. We think the combination of challenging ourselves and playing leads to inspiration, and we only build our souls to their full potential when those two are applied in conjunction with each other.
 
In lieu of traditional marketing, we pour most of our passion and resources into two things: (1) We make products with ridiculously high production values, quality-tested by highly-trained monkeys on the Isle of Thelonious. (2) We produce and sponsor events with Noizemakers nationwide that connect us directly to our core audience — the naive and ridiculous dreamers, kids, educators, musicians, and parents who want more from their family multimedia productions than “comfort food entertainment.” In other words — we focus on people who believe in the Genius of kids as much as we do.
 
If you or your organization would like to get involved with our little Noizemaker Revolution, contact us! We’d love to have you on board, and we guarantee we’ll make a positive difference together to the people who matter most — kids and their families. What’s better than that? Read on for Doctor Noize’s bio.
 

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Wanna have lotsa fun and make a positive impact in your community? Join our Band and become the coolest musical Santa Claus in town. Become a Very Important Noizemaker.


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are inspired by music, humorfamily and community.  Together, we fuse all of those into one event full of positive energy in your community. We at Doctor Noize Inc. provide you with cool opportunities for your friends before and after the show; you are our “Noizemaker on the ground,” helping us connect with folks before Doctor Noize arrives in town.  At Doctor Noize Inc., we do very little traditional promotion and marketing.  Instead, we pour our passion and resources into creating great productions and organically partnering with Noizemakers to build meaningful events.

 

That’s our Gorilla Marketing Plan, and it’s way funnerer than buying ads in the local paper.  Ads are boring.  People are fun.

 

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As a VIN, you’ll be working directly with Doctor Noize himself. Here’s what we do for you…


•Send you free signed copies of every Doctor Noize production.

•Send you 10 VIP Tickets worth free Doctor Noize gifts for your friends at the show.

•Offer an exclusive Post-Show Party for your family and friends featuring unplugged encore songs that only you will hear.

•Provide you with fun ways and simple methods to create a meaningful family event in your community.

•Invite you to help choose the charity for next year’s Giving Back Show in your metro.
•Have so much fun with you that it hurts.

Here’s what you do for us…


•Be our friend in town.

Enjoy the free signed copies of the stuff we send you.  Memorize the words to the songs if you must.

•Give out 10 select VIP Tickets to your friends worth free Doctor Noize physical and virtual goodies.

Party with your family, friends and Doctor Noize after the show.
•Encourage your friends to com to the show, join in the fun and become Dr. Noize Facebook Fans.

•Tell us the hippest local venuesretail, media, parenting groups, education institutions, and charity organizations.

That’s it. That’s all we do.  What we do ain’t work, people.  It’s play.  Who’s in? Contact Doctor Noize directly to become a VIN yourself.  He’ll be honored to hear from you.

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What VIN’s Do…

  • Help us schedule a show in your community.
  • Write one email and Facebook post to your friends.
  • Distribute 10 VIP Tickets for free VIP stuff to your friends.
  • Store our Product Box at your house.
  • Help run the Creation Station at the Show. See kids smile.
  • Have fun. Do something for kids. Go to bed happy.

What VIN’s Get…

  • A free signed copy of all Doctor Noize products.
  • VIP Tickets for your kids for exclusive online and show perks.
  • A free Unplugged Mini Concert at your house, or…
  • The chance to choose a Giving Back Show purpose & charity.
  • A sense of happiness that we’ve done something good.
  • Our gratitude for helping bring sophisticated arts to kids.

You are one super funky VIN, and we look forward to lots of music and laughter together as we build musical character in our world’s most promising natural resource — kids.

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The VIP Song…
 
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Backstage Pass VIP’s!!! Doctor Noize needs You to help him perform a song at his upcoming Show. Your instructions:

  1. Play the video. Learn your part.
  2. Go to the Show when Doctor Noize comes to town.
  3. Present your VIP Ticket at the Creation Station for your free Guitar Pick Necklace.
  4. Join Doctor Noize when he calls VIP’s up.
  5. Give a great performance with Doctor Noize.
  6. Soak in the audience applause. Take a bow.
  7. Go to bed happy.

We’ll see you at the Show!!!

Grammaropolis Songs

Song & Scene List…

  1. Vacation: The Band returns from vacation and meets Doctor Noize’s new friend, the Mayor Of Grammaropolis. They decide to sing songs about it.
  2. Welcome To Grammaropolis: Power punk with rapid-fire lyrics. Learn all the core parts of speech — in one song.
  3. Nouns: Introduction of recurring musical Grammar Theme. What are nouns?
  4. Noun Town: Unabashed electro-pop with energized horns. Try not to sing and dance along.
  5. Verbs: Grammar Theme in piano. What’s a verb?
  6. Lights! Camera!! Action Verb!!!: Nine minute mini-musical about Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, and more. Travel from silent movie soundtracks to hippie psychedelia and back…
  7. Adjectives: Grammar Theme in harp and more. What’s an adjective?
  8. Paint The Way: Fill your palette with this colorful waltz. It’s hard not to be happy once this song is over.
  9. Adverbs: Grammar Theme in the horn section. What’s an adverb?
  10. Do You Qualify?: Marching band meets Stevie Wonder. Cheerleaders and football players included.
  11. Slang: Gabby Verbose, renowned interviewer of the Hot Air radio program, gets herself in some hot water. What’s the impact of slang?
  12. Let’s Get Groovy, Baby: Guitar jam band groove music. Will the seductive Slang get Gabby Verbose to rap?
  13. Pronouns: Grammar Theme in blues guitar and bass. What’s a pronoun?
  14. I Got The Blues: The Pronoun’s piano blues leads to a full-throttle guitar and horns scorcher. Poor, misunderstood Pronoun…
  15. Interjections: Synthesized Grammar Theme. What’s an interjection?
  16. It’s How You Feel: Hard core electronica for kids? Absolutely — it expresses how the interjection feels.
  17. Prepositions: Acoustic guitar Grammar Theme. What’s a preposition?
  18. A Merit Badge Is Just Like A Cat: Acoustic campfire rock. Just how is a merit badge like a cat?…
  19. Conjunctions: Our final visit to the Grammar Theme shows that the Band has started to get a handle on their grammar. What is a conjunction?
  20. Let’s Bring It All Together: Gospel-infused Motown anthem. The whole family will be dancing and singing to this closing song that — like the Conjunction — brings us all together.
  21. Word Out: Doctor Noize & the Mayor Of Grammaropolis close things out — until some kids hijack the studio. The Mayor is not amused…

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Synopsis… Doctor Noize gives The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses a vacation and travels to the city of Grammaropolis, where the Mayor introduces him to an amazing cast of characters. He witnesses everything from the heroics of Action Verb to the creative charisma of Slang. When he returns, the Band becomes fascinated with the Doc’s stories of Grammaropolis, and quickly starts singing songs about them. Along the way, they play intellectual games and learn all about the parts of speech from the Mayor Of Grammaropolis — who is very, very serious…

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What It Teaches…

  1. The Core Parts Of Speech. You’ll learn all the core parts of speech — and how they work together — in a character-driven musical story so engaging you won’t even realize you’re learning. Your whole family will get hooked on these catchy, audiophile-quality songs — and before you know it, you’ll all be grammar experts.
  2. The Best Of Both Worlds From Two Master Teachers. The characters and world of Doctor Noize — acclaimed family musician and former award-winning school music teacher — meet the characters and world of the Mayor Of Grammaropolis — acclaimed young adult author and veteran school English teacher. Two dads with a passion to teach.
  3. Different Musical Styles Reflect Different Characters. The Grammaropolis musical is an eclectic tour de force of compositional styles, from a jam-band groove about Slang to a nine minute old-fashioned superhero musical about Action Verb. Each character’s individual story is set to an appropriate musical soundtrack, and all are fused together by a recurring musical theme relating the parts of speech to each other.
  4. You Can Be Your Own Act. Doctor Noize personally plays all the tonal instruments on this album — from guitars and keyboards to entire horn sections — just like in his renowned touring one-man-band Doctor Noize Live! show. The entire musical was written and recorded by the Doc and the Mayor in an inspired three month creative funfest. When the Doc tells kids at his shows that with creativity and hard work, they can be their own act, he means it.
  5. The National Top Ten Hit, Welcome To Grammaropolis. The success of this song on Sirius XM Kids radio — introducing all the parts of speech in rapid and hilarious punk rock banter — lead to the commission for Doctor Noize to write a whole musical on the subject. The result is this album.

Free learning curriculums for teachers, parents & kidz…

Wanna have more fun with grammar? Visit the amazing Grammaropolis website for games, books, apps, videos and more, and tell the Mayor Doctor Noize says hi!

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Song & Scene List…

  1. Feed The Band:  Be a fly on the wall as the Band banters backstage at Intermission. Hear a song being composed.
  2. Are You Awesome?: Acoustic rock heaven with gorgeous harmonies. Dr. Noize’s life philosophy in under two minutes.
  3. Backstage Pass: Remember that fly? He meets Lenny as the violin virtuoso wanders from backstage to onstage.
  4. On With The Show!: Cabaret craziness. Get to know this virtuosic Band, one by one, as they come back onstage.
  5. For The Children: Hear the worst song ever recorded for kids. Written by Dr. Noize before he met Phineas.
  6. The Funky Monkey: Hot blooded 50′s-era rocker. Painstakingly recorded with gear from the dawn of rock & roll.
  7. A New Start:  Dr. Noize is invited to join the Band. He accepts, and the family music world is never the same.
  8. Sidney The Beak: Meet the world’s most confident rapper. She scares off a flock of old-fashioned whistling songbirds.
  9. Better Eat It Quick: What if James Brown sang about the food groups? This meticulous musicianship will tell you.
  10. I Tre Tenori: Meet Luciano Frogerati, José The Ferret & Placido Flamingo — opera star Nathan Gunn, Jerold Siena, & Seth Killen.
  11. Banana, che cosa mi avete incitato a fare per amore?: Operatic version of the smash hit. Features the North State Symphony & Dr. Noize’s star tenors.
  12. Return To Thelonius: The Band completes composition of their greatest song. And votes to return to Phineas’ home island.
  13. The World’s Greatest Song: You’ve heard the worst song; now hear the best. But things don’t always go as planned…
  14. Go Where You Wanna Be: Jam band groove on “Don’t Monkey With My Heart.” The Band gives Phineas a boost… and an idea.
  15. Carry On: Acoustic folk singer/songwriter song with emotional lyrics. Phineas’ heartfelt farewell to the Band he formed.
  16. Gone: The Band comes to terms with the loss of its leader. And they decide that any great group is bigger than one individual.
  17. I Couldn’t Love You Anymore (But I Will Tomorrow): Late Beatles meets Queen. Anthem to love, joy & togetherness weaving all the Noize songs together for a glorious finale.
  18. Encore!: The crowd calls for an encore after the Band’s final anthem. Dr. Noize returns onstage for one final song.
  19. So Many Things: Beautiful acoustic lullaby. Dedicated to Dr. Noize’s Band — and his children.

Return Synopsis Text

Synopsis… What happens when the world’s most magnificent musical monkey returns home to perform The World’s Greatest Song?  Well… It’s not what you think. Take a tour with Phineas McBoof and The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses as they explore a wide range of sophisticated music and colorful characters. Meet their new friends Sidney The Beak, Luciano Frogerati, José The Ferret, and Placido Flamingo.  Learn how Doctor Noize himself joined the Band. And discover who will carry on when a leader must find his own way…

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What It Teaches…

  1. Sophistication & Fun Both Resonate With The Inspired. One of the most sophisticated family albums ever recorded — in compositional structure, engineering and sheer scale — is also one of the most fun for all ages. Don’t believe anyone who tells you kids aren’t smart enough for something that challenges them to stretch.
  2. The World Of Music Is More Diverse Than Your Parents’ Pop Music Collection. One of the most eclectic musical albums ever recorded is also one of the most cohesive. Hear a work of musical theater about a Band that refuses to confine itself into a box. Adventurousness is awesome. Pass it on.
  3. Attention To Quality & Detail Matter. Phineas teaches his legendary attention to quality — and positive energy — to Dr. Noize. The multi-genre all-star lineup of musicians on this album, from a Grammy-nominated violinist to Chris Isaak’s guitar virtuoso to Huey Lewis’ horn players, help bring you an audiophile family recording.
  4. Leadership & Excellence Are Challenging, Complex… & Worthwhile. The album trusts and respects kids with a story of layered lessons on leadership and pursuing your dreams that doesn’t follow standard kids-fare clichés or end as you’d expect it to. It teaches kids that leadership is both powerful and transferable, and everyone can lead themselves to their own pursuit of excellence.
  5. Opera Befits A Child’s Wild Imagination. Introduces kids to opera — the original multimedia entertainment — with the hilarious orchestral version of Banana, featuring opera superstar Nathan Gunn & the North State Symphony. The recording that lead to Dr. Noize’s commission for Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony.


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Ballad Songs

Song & Scene List…

  1. I’m With The Band: Pop anthem. Doctor Noize’s all-inclusive & welcoming Theme Song.
  2. Hello Everybuddy: Concert hall scene. Sets the stage for the adventures to come.
  3. The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof: Reggae meets Fiddler On The Roof. Launches the legend of Phineas.
  4. Don’t Monkey With My Heart: Early Beatles homage.  Phineas’ first hit song on the Isle Of Thelonious.
  5. Farewell To Thelonious: The plot thickens. Phineas first flees fame to focus back on the music.
  6. Backbone The Octopus: Ocean rowboat scene. Phineas’ first bandmate in The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses — the world’s only 8-armed drummer — appears.
  7. Don’t Be Silly: Improvised duet. Teaches about rhythm & percussion instruments.
  8. Bottomus The Hip Popotamus: Secluded island scene. The Band adds a bassist.
  9. Banana: Ska. The smash #1 national hit on Sirius XM Kids Radio.
  10. Riley The Robot: Factory scene. The Band meets their keyboardist/philosopher/poet robot.
  11. My Parents Think They’re Very Important: Synth pop.  For a computer-loving robot.
  12. Lenny Long Tail: String orchestra featuring the Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco playing Mozart. Introduces the Band’s great yodeling, fiddling lizard.
  13. What My Robot Said: Country. Like most country songs, this one’s about a robot.
  14. The Ooh Gah Boo Gus:  New Orleans brass band. A monster horn section joins the Band.
  15. The Monster Dance: New Orleans jazz pop. Named an iTunes Essential Recording.
  16. Until Next Time: Riley’s auto-accompaniment synth fantasia. Closes the show and sets the stage for the next story…

The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof Text

Synopsis… Phineas McBoof — the great rock star monkey from the Isle of Thelonious — has become so popular, he can no longer hear himself perform over the screaming fans at his concerts. So one night, he leaves fame and fortune behind to refocus on his true passion — music. He hops on a rowboat with his guitar and launches a journey that introduces him to a much larger world of music than even he imagined. Along the way, he meets a colorful cast of creative creatures. Together, they form a new band: The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses

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What It Teaches…

  1. Passion, Purpose & Persistence. Phineas & Dr. Noize don’t care who thinks you’re cool. We’re inspired if you have the courage to stretch and do what you love well.
  2. Instrumentation. Band members — each representing an instrument — are introduced one by one to teach the sounds of the instruments. Hear the orchestration grow with the story.
  3. A World Of Characters Who Will Inspire Kids. Every member of the Band has one thing in common: They follow their own muse. These characters will hook your kids on a world that inspires creativity, curiosity and character for many adventures to come. Stretch your mind. Set your own compass.
  4. We Adults Get That You Kids Are Smart. Dr. Noize understands that kids’ imaginations are like color swirls on a giant palette that don’t fit into a genre box. We’ll take you on a sophisticated musical theater adventure, not a ten-song tour of your parents’ favorite style of pop songs with kid-friendly lyrics.
  5. The National #1 Smash Hit, Banana. Amidst all the sophistication, Dr. Noize will always give you some shameless ear candy too. Try not to sing the #1 song on Sirius XM Kids radio after you’ve heard it.

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Workshopz Descriptions 2

 

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Hear & Download Our Workshop Songz…

Happy New Year 2013 Download

 
Disco Monkey Download

 

Snake Versus Bunny Download 

 

I’m Haunted (Orchestra & Choir) Download 

Watch the live video of this song!

 

Be Healthy Download 

 

New Year’s Day 2012 Download 

 

Hairball Download 

 

I Love Pizza Download 

 

Chris The Alien Download 

 

Sidney’s Birthday Download

 

Meat Eaters v. Horn Heads Download

 

My Puppies Don’t Love Me Download

 

I Like Food Download

 

Superman & Spiderman Download

 

Funky Frogz Download

 

Dragons Licking Lollipops Download

 

Super Cool Ms. Theresa Download

 

Workshopz Description

Doctor Noize — who never met a kid who couldn’t sparkle with inner Genius — is passionate about immersing kids deeper into musical sophistication than just dancing to a nice beat. Why do we only teach songwriting and classical music to people who are beyond the age of wide-eyed wonder? The Doc knows that kids are the most creative and adventurous people in the world. He respects them like no others. So he challenges them to write and record a song with him; to comprehend and hear Classical Sonata Form in the finest works of Beethoven; to actively listen and identify fundamental musical differences in popular songs — all in a single session. It’s not just that no other touring musician accomplishes these things with kids across the country — for the most part, no one else even attempts them. Let’s inspire kids to go big together.

Explore The Workshopz & Keynote Addresses…

Create A Hit Song With Doctor Noize!: What’s the formula of most popular songs today? It’s not complicated. You can learn it. You can hear it. And you can write it. In 60-90 minutes, Dr. Noize writes and records a song with kids — lyrics, music, everything — in an energized and challenging interactive workshop unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. The next day, a professional mix of the song is posted online for kids, teachers, friends, parents, and Grandma in Siberia to download for free (pending Grandma’s internet connection…). Want proof? Listen to Workshop songs from across the country to the right. This Workshop is based on the Doc’s popular high school songwriting and recording class that yielded over a hundred student songs and eight full-length student albums during the Doc’s five year teaching tenure.

Compose Yourself!: An innovative three-day residency (45-60 minutes per day) that inspires kids to expand their horizons and experience a “music comprehension makeover.” Did you know that modern pop songs are based on a structure called Sonata Form that was developed by composers like Mozart and Haydn hundreds of years ago? Don’t worry — most rock stars don’t know that either. But before you go off and become a rock star, you will know. Day One launches kids, without delay, into Classical Sonata Form through one of Beethoven’s finest works. Kids will be able to identify Sonata Form by the end of the day. Day 2 examines some of the kids’ favorite current pop songs and astounds them by revealing a structure based on Beethoven’s. In Day 3, we become the composers, utilizing our new inspiration to create and record our own work of music — like this one. This Residency is based on the the core principals behind the Doc’s revolutionary high school Classical Music History course — an elective that became so popular, it was made a required course for all incoming Freshman where the Doc taught for five years.

Let’s Go Bananas!: A one-of-a-kind music fundamentals experience that’s both simple and crazy in its innovation. In 60-90 minutes, explore eight different versions — from ska to operatic — of Doctor Noize’s smash #1 national hit, Banana. Hear how drastically the expression of a song can change when you alter one element — meter, tempo, major/minor key, instrumentation, etc. — or multiple elements. What makes them different? What unifies them? A former teacher and Arts & Communications Department Head who always wanted a curriculum like this for his students, Doctor Noize has poured substantial time and resources into developing this Learning Adventure for you and your students.

Live Learning Adventures!: Every single one of Dr. Noize’s free online Learning Adventures is available as a live 60-90 minute learning session with your group of students, hosted by the Doc himself! Choose one of these programs individually or in conjunction with a Doctor Noize Show or Workshop above. Or use the online versions yourself to energize your kids and help them prepare for an upcoming Dr. Noize Show or Workshop.

Keynote Addressses: Dr. Noize’s two big-picture areas of advocacy in education and “child building” — Demystifying Excellence and Sophistication Matters – galvanize assemblies of students or adults in equal measure. Both are delivered in challenging, call-to-action Keynote Adresses. Let’s give away the endings right now. In both Keynotes, the ultimate message is clear: If you know what your purpose is in life, you won’t be deterred by those who would settle for less, and you will go to bed very, very happy — even on days when you fail. Below are details on the two Addresses…

Demystifying Excellence: Draws on Doctor Noize’s catalyzing teenage experience of learning through tragedy — the loss of his father and brother — to take charge of your life, pursue your passions, hone your focus, and lean on your “extended family” of community to make your own personal creative contribution to the world. It’s the blueprint upon which the Doc has lived his life, and has lead him to reach and aim big as a father, husband, teacher, coach, composer, writer, and entertainer — sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing, always ready to get up and go for it again tomorrow. It’s why you see the Doc onstage with an intimidating collection of instruments and looping technology, a bunch of unpredictable kids, endless possibilities for unexpected chaos — and a big smile on his face. Don’t want a live speaker? You can read — and share — this speech in its entirety online.

Sophistication Matters: Articulates Doctor Noize’s challenge to kids and adults capable of greatness in a short-attention-span culture that is often content with artistic comfort food. Doctor Noize seriously and comically addresses his up-to-the-minute successes, failures and challenges championing sophisticated music and content to the family media industry. If the industry prefers your one-word, less-than-two minutes blast of silliness Banana to your more sophisticated family fare… should you simply feed them what they want over and over? If you want to give kids something more, how do you survive? If you’re wise, you seek to bridge the gap between the two. Here’s a hint: See Let’s Go Bananas! above. This Keynote Address — which bluntly challenges assumptions on what the industry believes children are capable of, and suggests that it is actually adults who have such limitations — is only available in a live setting.

“Don’t Miss Doctor Noize.” –Denver Post

Educational Workshopz + Residencies

Doctor Noize Workshopz & Keynote Addresses…
 

 
“Imaginative.” Grammy.com
 

A former high school Music teacher and Arts & Communications Department Head whose choir won the prestigious Disneyland Music In The Parks Festival over schools ten times larger, Doctor Noize is a master teacher who conducts innovative workshops, residencies and keynotes galvanizing elementary school students and teachers. Choose from Create A Hit Song With Doctor Noize!, Compose Yourself!, Let’s Go Bananas!, his Live Learning Adventures, or his two challenging call-to-action Keynote Addresses. 45 minutes to 3-day residencies. Read all about ‘em and hear workshop songz written with kidz here.

 

“From the onset of the program to its conclusion the students were engaged, delighted, and involved. It is one week later and the students continue to ask when Dr. Noize will return.”
– Skip Johnson, El Crystal Elementary School

Symphony

Doctor Noize  Symphony Showz…
 

 

“Your gift for inspiring kids is unparalleled.”
Maestro Kyle Pickett, North State Symphony

 

Doctor Noize brings his orchestral scores, Stanford music degree, unique approach to classical music appreciation, and experience as an award-winning music teacher and family musician to a highly energized and unforgettable concert with your orchestra. There’s nothing else like this show on the planet; ask anyone who’s been. Kids walk in thinking classical music is for blue-haired old ladies, and walk out thinking any adult who thinks kids can’t handle classical music is uncool. Two show options are available — Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony and Doctor Noize Goes Bananas! 60 minutes. Inspire the young with our most sophisticated art forms.

 

“Musician/genius/madman… the funniest guy in kids music.”
–Stefan Shepherd, Zooglobble

Unplugged

Doctor Noize Unplugged…
 

 
“The greatest kids performer.” Dr. Toy

 

A scaled-down show for smaller venues, intimate library settings, classrooms and private parties. Just the Doc, his guitar, his voice, his kazoo — and his ridiculous doses of positive energy. Still includes plenty of audience participation. Sometimes includes improvised a cappella pieces with the crowd. Can include a book reading upon request. 30-45 minutes. Still a little short? Raise the money with our Fundraising Program.

 
“I was amazed at how you could give 100% of your energy from start to finish. –Lindsey Young, The Wildlife Experience

 

“How many people can capture the attention of 20 kindies and keep their undivided attention for an hour? I don’t even think most working teachers can do that. You are such a talent!!!”
–Emmy Dobyns

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