Fan Buzz

Here’s what real people from all walks of life are saying about Doctor Noize.


  • A while ago my son and I were driving around with Kids' Place Live on our Sirius/XM radio when we heard that they were playing The Return in its entirety.  I can't tell you what a thrill it was for us to hear "us" on the radio -- especially my son's line about "a hat."  Wow!  The CD is very fun and cool.

    Jessica Moore Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I recently read "The Last Lecture," which was so poignant I found it quite haunting, but that isn't the point. The point is that in reading the book, and then searching YouTube for video of Randy Pausch and his lecture and then (heartbreakingly) his memorial service, I thought a lot of Cory. His energy and how he affected and influenced people, students, and colleagues reminded me of you. I wish nothing but the best for Dr. Noize and his future career. I also think you would be an amazing teacher at a higher level of education, and thought you should know that I think that.

    Leslie Pelinka OR Pediatrician
  • Got the cd - kids love it!

    Ed Kuerner WA Noizemaker
  • Huge congrats on a great record and a super cool concept for making kids excited!

    Jack Forman Grammy-nominated Children’s Recording Artist Recess Monkey
  • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS BRILLIANT DISC! "Adjectives" was hilarious! Very Danny Elfman/Tim Burtonesque. LOVE IT! "Noun Town" was WAAAY funky, "Paint the Way" had a creepy/funny dark cabaret feel... the whole thing left me craving the tickle of a manitee's whiskers on my lips.

    Joshua Cheek Blue Sky Music
  • As my own kids have become increasingly involved in musical theatre productions, I've become more fascinated with bringing my works theatrically to the stage.  It allows me to connect with my past as a teacher and Music Director for shows like Into The Woods.  Musical theatre is a wonderful creative outlet for kids to perform and watch alike, and a delightful medium to write and compose for.  It feels like coming home.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • The new book is of course crazy fun. It's also great to have the revamped Ballad of. Fun to compare - we are split in our house as to which version rules. 😉

    Muffie Waterman Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I love songs about punctuation. The song (Parentheses) & [Brackets] really clicked with me. I really liked that.

    Jeff Bogle Out With The Kids Podcast
  • For a lighthearted and (discreetly) educational soundtrack on your next family road trip, look no further than Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony — the latest musical from Doctor Noize. Composer-performer Cory Cullinan, aka Doctor Noize, has recruited an impressive roster of artists to record this spirited two-act, two CD set.  The Metropolitan Opera’s John McVeigh, in the role of Mama’s Boy, pleads for courage in the adorable I Could Be Someone.

    Lisa J. Curtis Brooklyn Family Magazine
  • My second year with the Team, I raised money with the help of a fabulous musician Dr. Noize who came to Seattle and put on one rockin' concert for kids. He's AWESOME!

    Rachel Gerson Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
  • Awesome! My son loves Phineas. His favorite song is banana, but ours is the Parents song. You should be super proud...

    Coert Voorhees Acclaimed Author & TX Noizemaker
  • Congratulations on (yet more) deserved success!

    Steven LeBeau Northern CA Noizemaker & Powerpop Songwriter
  • Right now I feel compelled to tell you not about our work but about someone else's — Doctor Noize and his children's project “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony.” One of the most important memories of being a child interested in music, symphonic music, was watching Leonard Bernstein's shows on TV with my folks. It sparked my interest in and love for music that endures today. Doctor Noize is doing the same thing in a very fun way — combining children's music with music and orchestra education. I could go on and on but check it out if you haven't already. Oh, and he's a really funny guy!

    Joel Wachbrit Composer
  • Watched your performance vid on your site - you're terrific, pal! Keep up the fantastic work.

    Mr. Ray Award-Winning Family Musician
  • Thank YOU (and the Noizy Band) so much for performing for us Saturday. I got a lot of great feedback from visitors and members. I was amazed at how you could give 100% of your energy from start to finish. You guys rock!

    Lindsey Young Public Programs Coordinator, The Wildlife Experience
  • Your Phineas McBoof is really great. You have combined a family focused career with doing something meaningful. Lately I have been inspired by many people who live their life in search of meaning, they say they live longer, smile more often, and add joy to the world. You are definitely doing that!!!!...

    Gil Brady Principal, Pinewood Elementary School
  • Just saw (Grammaropolis)... It's so good! My favorite part is where the grandma gets rejected haha.. does this make me a bad person?

    (Name Withheld To Protect Her Reputation...) Botswana, Africa (seriously)
  • Dr. Noize... you crazy cat! Thank you for the personalized Ballad of Phineas McBoof - (my daughter) LOVES it!!! I also appreciate all the Jazz references that you made, as that is my favorite music. Keep up the good work.

    Sinjin Smythe DJ, "The Jazz Kitchen," Radio Sausalito
  • Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony is the masterfully innovative children's music album from award-winning composer Doctor Noize. You have never heard a children's album like this before! On the new album Doctor Noize brings drama and humor with Grammy-winning stage singer Isabel Leonard, whose voice delights throughout with charm and precision. The "Island Overture" is my favorite track, which features the sweeping and intricate string section and glorious brass section from the City of Prague Philharmonic in a classical overture. "Together" is a close second, with a shimmering libretto and stunning vocals. Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony introduces children to orchestral and opera music that is deftly entertaining and HIGHLY recommended!

    Gurujas Khalsa Vocalist of Grammy-winning New Age group White Sun
  • I have had the privilege of being taught by Mr. Cullinan for two full semesters during my freshman and sophomore years at my high school. I still find it next to impossible to imagine just how much stamina and willpower and strength Mr. C commands; I have so much respect for him. In my mind, a hero is not necessarily someone who has saved my life, or rescued me from danger, or radically changed my life. Mr. C is a hero simply because he has given me, however unintentionally, the gift of inspiration. I can only aspire to simulate his remarkable qualities in my own life; but I shall try.

    Doris Huang (read the full article) Pinewood School & Harvard graduate

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Doctor Noize truly appreciates everyone quoted here who's taken the time to share their thoughts and experiences.  The Doc personally reads every post, email and letter to him, and often answers back to kids who contact.  We couldn't do this without you!