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

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  • Love it!!! It made us smile????????!

    Misty Tope CO Noizemaker
  • Great video, Doctor Noize!

    Thayer Coburn WI Noizemaker
  • hey Doctor Noize.its the steelers hat kid.YOU WERE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

    Darin Juneau Symphony Show Attendee
  • Thank you so much for the wonderful show. I think your performance was great. We hope that you enjoyed our non-shy Turkish kids:-) I am glad that we were able to leave a good impression on you so that we have the face to invite you again :-).

    Tuba Firincioglu Turkish American Cultural Society of Colorado
  • Last performance – and sold out house. The kids all made a special thanks to you at the end of the show, telling the audience how awesome it was to work with you. It was very sweet. And a really great last performance. It really came together."

    Marieke Gaboury Director, Palo Alto Children's Theatre's “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”
  • Hi Dr. Cory Noize, and I do mean NOIZE... That was a fabulous show you put on at CSMA. My two grandchildren loved all of it, especially the dancing. Annika laughed the loudest every time you were scared and ran off the stage. You are very silly and haven't grown up yet. That is a good thing. They didn't want to leave... I didn't want to leave either! So nice of you to do that benefit. You bring a lot of joy to small girls and boys. Keep up your energy and fun--it is contagious.

    Liz Nyberg Los Altos Town Crier
  • Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for bringing such joy for music to so many kids. BRAVISSIMO!!!!

    Ben Meisel CA Noizemaker
  • I wanted to share a very sweet story with you about the impact your music/books had on my friend's daughters. Our dear friends have 2 beautiful daughters. They are 5 and 3. Well, when I brought your stuff over to them, the five-year-old had so much fun opening the gifts and looking through the books (the other was napping) -- she got to giggling so much, particularly because she loves animals and the pictures are so cool. Anyway, my friend texted me later that night to recount this sweet story. I guess at dinner they all go around and say what their favorite part of the day was. The girl announced that her favorite part of the day was hanging out together reading your books and giggling about your zany cast of characters. Apparently they insisted on multiple re-reads of the books that night. So, there you go, you touched two more little kidlets. Just beautiful.

    Katrina Southern CA Noizemaker
  • Coert Voorhees, who was an English teacher at Pinewood, convinced him to collaborate on a grammar CD, the newly released 21-track “Grammaropolis,” which includes tunes about how the band spent its summer vacation. Voorhees plays the stuffy mayor of Grammaropolis, and Doctor Noize defends Slang, an unorthodox – but more creative element – who’s a “word artist,” according to Cullinan. While “Grammaropolis” features a lot of fun wordplay, it’s also educational, clarifying nouns, proper nouns, verbs and adjectives for young learners.

    Eren Göknar Los Altos Town Crier (read the full article)
  • Congratulations not only on this latest accomplishment, but also on your consistently fine work of the past.

    Vicki Woo Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Sometimes you just gotta have a little musical fun in the sun.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • I wanted to let you know that Jeffrey has been offered a music scholarship at California Lutheran University. When we visited we set up a last minute audition with the music director. Jeffrey brought his file of music and sang for him. He, Dr. Wyant, told him on the spot that they’d be offering him a scholarship, and followed up with a very nice letter. What was important to him was Jeffrey’s expression and precision, and that he had sung pieces in several languages. Needless to say, we are very pleased, and owe you our thanks for getting him involved in Pinewood Singers and challenging them with such wonderful pieces.

    Brenda Opine Mother of Doctor Noize's former high school student
  • That was the BEST assembly yet! Loved, loved, loved the music, Dr. Noize, and the play!! What a memory for the kids! I was checking out their little faces...mesmerizing.

    Pamela Jennings Dyche Evergreen School, CA
  • I just told my son Rohan that your birthday was on Thursday and he replied, "I wanna go see Dr. Noize. I like him." Followed immediately by "I like Nemo" (he was playing with a Nemo toy at the time). Seriously, whenever your name comes up, he talks about what fun you were... 🙂 Also, one other anecdote you may find amusing... Rohan often requests we "play Dr. Noize" in the car and always insists on starting with "Banana." So, needless to say the tune is running through my head frequently. So, one day (can't remember what triggered it), I started singing "Obama, Obama, Obama" to the Banana tune and Rohan got quite upset, insisting that I "sing it the right way!!"

    Kim Zabora WA Noizemaker & Mom of the November Noizemaker Of The Month
  • The shows were fun... the kids liked them, including the kids in the orchestra! Thanks for the fun!

    Geoffrey Long Oboist, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra
  • Cory Cullinan brings Doctor Noize to share the stage with his plethora of instruments and musical genius.

    Josh Friedman Bandleader of Purple Fox & The Heebie Jeebies
  • We want to thank you for working with the students at RSA and inspiring them to create such fun, exciting music. Thank you so much for all of your efforts with the North State Symphony to inspire a love of classical music and composing to our North State students.

    Kelly Salter Senior Program Officer, The McConnell Foundation Sponsor of the Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony commission
  • You’re the new school house rock! Love it!!

    Chelsi Word AZ Noizemaker
  • how fantastic to see you and have you here in good ol' sun prairie.

    Adam Bock WI Noizemaker
  • A big thank you to Dr. Noize... He gave a wonderful book reading and music performance for the kids. We had lots of fun dancing and laughing.

    Stephanie Leeper Teacher, Eagle Ridge Elementary School

Musical Recordings

  • Strong aesthetic, quick paced, catchy song.

    Chandromeda Online Noizemaker
  • Yay! When are you coming to Cincinnati? My niece will be thrilled. Don’t tell her, but she’s getting your CD for her birthday...

    Alex Sale OH Noizemaker
  • Thanks for a cool rock opera for the kids! It's going to sound awesome on the air!

    Mindy Thomas XM Kids Radio Program Director & Host (hear her interview with Doctor Noize here)
  • Congratulations on your album! It really showcases the diversity of your talent, and the production value is really high. I also thought the songs were really wonderful. In some cases I had wished that there were several albums containing entirely reggae/klezmer, funk, or country, etc because I enjoyed listening to the songs so much that I was disappointed when a particular genre was over. I also especially loved the song where you and Janette sing the percussion. Janette is absolutely fantastic on the album by the way. I can only imagine all the work that you must have put into this. I look forward to hearing the performances! Bravo!..

    Kristen Nutile Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker
  • Just wanted to let you know that our daughter Allison loves your CD, The Ballad of Phineas McBoof! She loves to dance around to it :).

    Jana Lowe Northern CA Noizemaker
  • The cd is great! I would love to record again, just let me know...

    Seth Killen Acclaimed Tenor & Voice of José The Ferret
  • This truly imaginative project offers more than just fun music. Young listeners are treated to an interwoven story between tunes about a guitar-playing monkey named Phineas McBoof and his travels around the globe putting together the wildest band imaginable. With friends like Backbone the Octopus (the eight-legged drummer), the bass-playing Bottomus the Hip Hippopotomus, a yodeling lizard and even a robot, little tikes are sure to sing along with the catchy tunes. A particular nod goes to opera star Nathan Gunn performing the role of Placido Flamingo. Chris Isaak's guitarist, Hershel Yatovitz, lends his six-string skills as well. Pack your bananas and enjoy the ride!

    Chad Young Nashville Parent & ParentWorld.com
  • FYI - Our son is shooting for the world record for most consecutive listens of "Banana."

    Martin Herz CO Noizemaker
  • For a mama bunny who doesn’t like music she sure sings well. This is amazing. Seriously! We just finished the whole thing. Amazing! You are a talented man. What an accomplishment. Congratulations.

    Paul Bell CO Noizemaker, on Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony
  • Over the past 6 years I have had the pleasure of mixing 3 records for children's music artist Doctor Noize. His music is smart, funny, educational and--perhaps best of all--enjoyable for parents. Through music and books he teaches kids about our greatest form of art, and all of the styles within. His albums involve the evolution of a story surrounding Phineas McBoof and his colorful bandmates and friends. They have been on quite the journey and the next installment may be the biggest and most important step yet: classical music. Doctor Noize has composed a symphony--for recording and live performance--to teach kids about the most sophisticated form of music there is. The piece has been performed multiple times with full orchestras and has been a great success. And now it's time to record it.

    Justin Peacock The Hook Factory
  • NOTEWORTHY: THE BEST IN RECENT KIDS' CDS... Pity Phineas McBoof. Exhausted by his fame and fans, the "musical King Kong" has disappeared, and only his International Band of Misunderstood Geniuses knows how to find the iconic monkey. It's a familiar tabloid tale, as seen through the lens of a kaleidoscope rather than a paparazzo's camera. Loaded with witty narration and some creatively impressive tunes, the CD has launched a book by the same title and a sequel is due. Recipient of a 2007 Parents' Choice Award, it goes without saying that the album also wins the prize for best title of the year.

    Yvonne Zipp Christian Science Monitor
  • The kids already have listened to the CD multiple times -- I teased (my son) that he was trying to learn the words to the Banana song.

    Rachel Drummond CO Noizemaker
  • The recording is unlike anything I've heard. It is a two-act musical/opera that introduces kids to the orchestra and classical music while telling a touching story of friendship. The orchestra was recorded in Prague and the singers are Metropolitan Opera singers: Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, John McVeigh, Jerry Siena, and well...me. My girls have been listening to this recording for months, and it is still our favorite. Our family has choreographed much of the show. We sing-a-long, quote the lines, and dance away in our mini-van. I know many of you share my concern for the health of classical music in our country and are already ambassadors for music. This recording does much to help build an audience for the future!

    Seth Killen Tenor, voice of José The Ferret
  • I just spent 5 years at college studying music history and theory that you managed to teach me in just a couple semesters back in junior high… I don’t think that I so much as encountered one name, piece or music characteristic in college that I was not already familiar with.

    Nathaniel Mela Doctor Noize's former student
  • Grammar is often a subject that is taught purely through memorization of rules and drill and skill exercises. This makes it difficult for students to really understand grammar. Grammaropolis is an excellent solution to this problem.

    The Apple Grammar is often a subject that is taught purely through memorization of rules and drill and skill exercises. This makes it difficult for students to
  • I love songs about punctuation. The song (Parentheses) & [Brackets] really clicked with me. I really liked that.

    Jeff Bogle Out With The Kids Podcast
  • Cory Cullinan, the man behind Doctor Noize (and he’s Phineas McBoof too), doesn’t lack ambition. This CD is a double disc that tells the elaborate tales of Phineas’ latest misadventures. It is full of colorful characters, humorous storytelling and a wide range of musical styles (including opera singers and a philharmonic orchestra). It can entertain the kids for an entire week of drives to school.

    NAPPA Award (National Parents Product Award)
  • The first thing I thought when I checked out the Grammaropolis website is that it's like Grammar Rock and the Mr. Men books had an adorable love child. You've got the catchy music, the little cartoon parts of speech (the verb is a superhero ready for action, and the interjection kind of looks like a cheerleader), and then a variety of ways for kids to get their language on. Watch the video--my favorite part is when Gramma pops up to say thanks for the song and they're all, No, Gramma, it's not Gramma Ropolis, it's Grammaropolis! You'll only have to listen to the song once before you're singing it for days...

    Mir Cool Mom Picks
  • Just finished listening to the CD. Brilliant. I love it. I want more. I was blown away by all the layers of sounds and just how incredibly slick and polished everything sounds. I love all the vocal performances you do along with the supporting characters. Janette rocks as Backbone. At the moment I think my favorite songs are “Don’t Monkey with My Heart” (because I'm a sucker for Beatlesque pop which you totally nailed) and "What My Robot Said" (I dig the fiddle, and I love the whole upbeat country vibe...very contagious.) You rock. I couldn't be more impressed...

    Christian Lowe NY Noizemaker who went on to become the book's Illustrator

Illustrated Books

  • 5 out of 5 stars -- Such a GREAT book. It keeps little ones interested and with the CD they enjoy it even more. Very well written, to me it resembled Dr. Seuss and I absolutely loved the story and the silliness of it. We also bought the CD on a separate occassion which makes the book come alive. My 4 yr. old loves it! Hope Dr. Noize comes to the East Coast some time so we can go see him. Reminds me of old radio shows with the sound effects and story.

    gavi "veggiebug" East Coast Noizemaker
  • He has a wonderful sense of humor and great empathy for children and great creativity / imagination.

    Northern CA Noizemaker
  • This cartoon-colored Odyssey shows how Phineas learns about other creatures’ love of music… as he realizes we each have a song to contribute to the great symphony of life.

    Joseph W. Cates Richmond Parents Monthly
  • And even though (my son) didn't dance, he was laughing the whole time. 😉 He couldn't wait to show his brother his new book, too. He was reading it on the way home and on into the evening.

    Suzanne Wells Southern CA Noizemaker
  • The energetic former Pinewood School music teacher received quite a bit of buzz for his recording and book, “The Ballad of Phineas McBoof.” The story tells of a monkey singer who becomes so popular his admirers scream over his performances – a parallel to the Beatles’ heyday. Disillusioned, he travels to another land, where he meets up with new musicians and friends. As Phineas meets each new musician, another instrument is added to the mix, showing children how musical sounds come together.

    Los Altos Town Crier (read the full article.)
  • At dinner they all go around and say what their favorite part of the day was. The girl announced that her favorite part of the day was hanging out together reading your books and giggling about your zany cast of characters. Apparently they insisted on multiple re-reads of the books that night. So, there you go, you touched two more little kidlets. Just beautiful.

    Katrina CA Noizemaker
  • I wanted to share a very sweet story with you about the impact your music/books had on my friend's daughters. Our dear friends have 2 beautiful daughters. They are 5 and 3. Well, when I brought your stuff over to them, the five-year-old had so much fun opening the gifts and looking through the books (the other was napping) -- she got to giggling so much, particularly because she loves animals and the pictures are so cool. Anyway, my friend texted me later that night to recount this sweet story. I guess at dinner they all go around and say what their favorite part of the day was. The girl announced that her favorite part of the day was hanging out together reading your books and giggling about your zany cast of characters. Apparently they insisted on multiple re-reads of the books that night. So, there you go, you touched two more little kidlets. Just beautiful.

    Katrina Southern CA Noizemaker
  • I'm lovin Phineas and the book!

    Chris Maldonado Host of "The Kids Show" on KRFC FM, Fort Collins, CO
  • I stumbled on your site because I was looking for books with the name Phineas in them as odd as that sounds. We are expecting our second boy and we plan to name him Phineas. Our older son Jack loves to read books with his name in them and I was just looking to see what was out there. To my suprise I came across Phineas McBoof and was quite amazed at what a great story it is and I listened to the music and loved it instantly. Now I can’t help but tell everyone about your books and music.

    Traci Online Noizemaker
  • We are still coming down from our Doctor Noize high after your program at the Lafayette Library yesterday. I know you made a lot of new "Phineas McBoof" fans after your having read the book and played the music. Not only was your enthusiasm contagious but it became quite evident you perform with a great deal of joy. It was my pleasure to have met you and I thank you on behalf of all of the children and parents who were lucky enough to be here yesterday.

    Donna Lenhardt Youth Services Librarian, Lafayette Library
  • Awesome! The artwork is gorgeous.

    Jay Kadis Principal Recording Engineer & Lecturer, Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics
  • 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
  • You have an incredible story telling talent! We are really enjoying your cd and book I marvel at your creative ability... We are looking forward to part two of Phineas's adventures.

    Kerri Brough Northern CA Noizemaker
  • An engaging picture book for the short set. "Now go make some noize." All of this should draw the attention of the national music teacher's organizations, which have stepped up efforts to convince parents and school and government officials about the positive results documented in studies about kids who have music in their lives.

    Sonya Ellingboe Lone Tree Voice (read the full article)
  • My nephews in Tennessee LOVE the CD and the book.

    Carol Zink Northern CA Teacher
  • My daughter was excited to get your email. She is now a big fan; she loves your CD and book too. Thanks a lot for doing the Kaia concert. It was really cool of you and fun and we'll all have a lot of good memories from that day. Calling Brian up to do the Beatles song was very touching as well.

    Melissa Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Cullinan released his first book in January. Its plot mirrors the adventures of Phineas McBoof, which are chronicled on his debut album. The illustrations will be familiar to anyone who visits the Dr. Noize website or has flipped through the liner notes of the The Ballad of Phineas McBoof CD. As a new author, Cullinan has taken a unique approach to promotion. He plays an acoustic mini-show (as he did yesterday) at his “readings” and then engages the audience in a rewriting of its ending.

    Yoshi Kato San Jose Mercury News (read the full article)
  • Cory's work reminds me of Mr. Rogers. Recently, I reread "The World According to Mr. Rogers" and the book mentions the best thing you can do is help/teach children. Perhaps it has occurred to Cory to have a TV show for children. The world would benefit from it.

    Judy & Warren McCandless The Ocean (This is no misprint... They actually live on a boat!)
  • We were at a party with all ages, and a father leaned down to his daughter to whisper, "That's Doctor Noize's Mommy." She shouted out, "Grandma, that's Doctor Noize's Mommy!!!" My new claim to fame!

    Leola Wooldridge Doctor Noize's Mommy
  • His two books – “The Ballad of Phineas McBoof” and “The Return of Phineas McBoof” – and CDs are jam-packed with crazy characters, including Phineas, a cheeky monkey. “It’s a story about McBoof – based on Paul McCartney – and his International Band of Misunderstood Geniuses,” said Cullinan from his home in Colorado, as his two daughters, Sidney Grace, 9, and Riley Max, 7, made noise in the background. “What the band has in common is their openness to trying all kinds of music.”

    Eren Göknar Los Altos Town Crier (read the full article)

Mobile Apps

  • Four stars. Fun! Playing this game may wear out my screen!

    Robotman2006 Bananas iTunes review
  • Bright, cheerful, and very entertaining.

    Tech & Learning
  • Five stars. Addictive fun! Excellent graphics and music - easy to learn and play but very challenging and addictive! Highly recommend."

    Jon Paulson Bananas iTunes review
  • Punctuate This!

    Coert Voorhees Mayor of Grammaropolis
  • Five stars. My child loves the games as well as the music! Good time.

    Dubbud Bananas iTunes review
  • Just downloaded and played it with my son. Great app, congrats! Now I know how to read it.

    Jason Woo Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Five stars. Fun game. Dr. Noize does it again! A great game to go with a great song.

    Jake the 4th Bananas iTunes review
  • No.  Better get the app.

    The Mayor Grammaropolis
  • Five stars. Addictive!! Very very fun!!

    Joseferret Bananas iTunes review
  • Addictive... I tried out a new game yesterday called Bananas. While it’s made for kids, I really liked the game and had a blast playing it. It’s great fun for kids (and adults).

    Jim Dalrymple The Loop
  • Five stars. Bonkers over Bananas. My toddler loves "Nanas"! He may be developing an aversion to crabs.

    Hankasaurus Bananas iTunes review
  • "The linguistic insights are pure gold."

    Wired "The linguistic insights are pure gold."
  • As original as children's entertainment gets...  The dialogue and interplay between the characters is charming and funny.  The story... also teaches listeners about the instruments.

    Jeff Bogle Out With The Kids
  • I have visited your site 568 times.

    Anonymous Noizemaker (but someone who really likes online games & videos...)
  • It’s a good week to be a monkey. That is, assuming your name is Phineas McBoof.  Dr. Noize’s hit iPhone app BANANAS has been updated to include Riley Robot.

    Jeff Bogle Out With The Kids
  • Five stars. Hard to put down, and still humming the tune. This is a really fun game for kids of all ages. Lots of fun to pick up and play but hard to master, so it keeps you coming back. The music is awesome and the game itself is visually appealing to look at. Highly recommend. You'll love it.

    Russell Nelson Bananas iTunes review

Clothing & Merch

  • Those cookies are awesome! How exciting is that to have fans that crazy about you … ; )

    Phil Jensen Noizy Band Guitarist & Singer Extraordinaire
  • Your April Fools Wiggles prank was the greatest thing ever. You are awesome.

    Lance McDaniel OK Noizemaker
  • What a wonderful path he has taken and the joy he brings to so many!

    Pam Pitts Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Noize Rocks!

    Darlene Franz WA Noizemaker
  • One of your most entertaining newsletters to date!

    Tina Aberg Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I think everyone should have a Sidney The Beak T-Shirt.

    Doctor Noize's Daughter Sidney (who is totally unbiased on the subject...)
  • I love my Doctor Noize guitar pick chain. I can hardly wait to wear it to Doctor Noize and a U2 concerts!

    Carol Northern CA Noizemaker

Online Videos

  • I just wandered by your site on a tip from a kind of mutual contact. I had a blast browsing around, listening to the music, and watching the videos. It was inspirational for me as a fellow artist. Congratulations on all your successes, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

    Peter Apel Children's Musician & Recording Artist
  • Great video, Doctor Noize!

    Thayer Coburn WI Noizemaker
  • Your videos are terrific.

    Barbara Maui, HI Noizemaker
  • Cool.

    yahooalfcom
  • THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!

    Illana Zauderer CA Noizemaker
  • Cory Cullinan is all right I guess, but his children are genius. Check out the documentary his oldest made about the making of "Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony." Hang in there until the end...around 21:17 you'll hear my favorite moment of the recording, and hear the story about how it came to be. I can't get over how incredible this music is! And, I can't get over the orchestra...they hit it out of the park!

    Seth Killen "José The Ferret" on the Doctor Noize recordings
  • Cute video...looks & sounds like a big hit.

    Melanie Rivera CO Noizemaker
  • Love it!!! It made us smile????????!

    Misty Tope CO Noizemaker
  • It makes me think of a modern School House Rock.

    Sarah Chance Fischer CO Noizemaker, on "Punctuate This!"
  • 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)
  • Your grammar videos are SUPERBLY entertaining. Thanks.

    Kristina Ciminillo
  • Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!! This was the best 20 minutes that I spent this morning.... It is genius.

    Julia Sweeney IL Noizemaker
  • "THE BALLAD OF PHINEAS McBOOF" is very impressive! It was my pleasure to listen. Doctor Noize's utterly joyous song "Banana" is awesome! I loved the superb performance of the drums. The vocals are fantastic and go so well with the animation. I loved watching this song too... it's sure to be a hit with the kids.

    Ricky Kej Grammy-Winning Composer, Indian Peace Ambassador & #1 Charting Billboard Artist
  • Wow, like Schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid! This was great!

    Lisa Coppola Recording Artist
  • You’re the new school house rock! Love it!!

    Chelsi Word AZ Noizemaker
  • You're a one of a kind person. You're a leader. I learned from you. Thanks again for presenting me with a challenge. It was a a blast, and we are going to put the computer on "stun" so we can pop out something as wonderful as all your voices and melodies and orchestral scores.

    Ed Gutentag Director, Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony Kickstarter Videos
  • Doctor Noize is a busy guy. Not only has he just released The Return of Phineas McBoof, his second album about the title character, and he coaches his daughters' soccer team, but on March 4, he's releasing Grammaropolis, an album about, ummmm... grammar? Yes, it's Jane Jacobs meets "Weird Al" Yankovic meets the inevitable Schoolhouse Rock reference. Except that, I think it's safe to say, none of those made Flock of Seagulls reference. OK, maybe Al.

    Stefan Shepherd Zooglobble & NPR "Kids music worth sharing"
  • Dr. Noize, the mad genius behind the rock-opera The Ballad of Phineas McBoof, breaks down the new single from version 2 of his debut album by talking about Vivaldi, syncopation, and ancient chord progressions.  He’s encouraged to dance like Justin Bieber, but he encourages us to listen to a wide range of musical genres.  This is pretty funny.

    Jeff Bogle Out With The Kids
  • I am super impressed. Really. Just stunned. Lisa Rothauser and I listened together and then watched the Making Of video with jaws dropped to the floor.

    Tor Hyams Grammy-nominated songwriter
  • AMAZING!!! see what I did there....

    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Grammy-winning family hip hop artist, on the "Exclaim!" video

Solo Shows

  • We love your show, I’m sure we’ll be in touch in the future.  We do have a pretty nice town and I’m very glad you found it hospitable.  Thanks again!

    Debbie Sturman Director, Niobrara County Library
  • I just told my son Rohan that your birthday was on Thursday and he replied, "I wanna go see Dr. Noize. I like him." Followed immediately by "I like Nemo" (he was playing with a Nemo toy at the time). Seriously, whenever your name comes up, he talks about what fun you were... 🙂 Also, one other anecdote you may find amusing... Rohan often requests we "play Dr. Noize" in the car and always insists on starting with "Banana." So, needless to say the tune is running through my head frequently. So, one day (can't remember what triggered it), I started singing "Obama, Obama, Obama" to the Banana tune and Rohan got quite upset, insisting that I "sing it the right way!!"

    Kim Zabora WA Noizemaker & Mom of the November Noizemaker Of The Month
  • "Schools teach students how to perform music and music history, but they don't give students the opportunity to create music of their own" said Cory Cullinan, aka Doctor Noize. "Every other subject allows you to practice creating, there English lit classes and then there's creative writing, there's art history classes and then art classes, where you get to actually make things" said Cullinan, a former high school teacher. But when you get to music, there's chorus and band. That's it. I want kids to start thinking, "I could write a song?" So rather than just quietly listening to Cullinan perform his various instruments including keyboards, saxophone and, of course, a kazoo kids will also get to help arrange and record a song. "(The kids are) sort of shocked when they are able to just get up and do it", he said. "They think there's this wall between them and music. I don't think we encourage kids enough to be creative musically. Kids just like to be part of the creative process."

    Stacy Nick The Coloradoan
  • An amazing children's musician in Denver... He performs concerts for kids in all different venues across the country. He is really great. He's got all these characters...songs...books...he is really talented.

    Shelby Sheehan NV Noizemaker & KRNV NBC News 4 Anchor
  • I didn't know how AWESOME you were until I saw your show... I was inspired by your concert to write a song on the guitar.

    Jacob Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary
  • Dear Doctor Noize... Thank you for performing. I really enjoyed you singing the banana song the best. I listen to your songs every day and know most of the words. I look forward to hearing you play again.

    Seth CO Noizemaker
  • It is just such a delight to spend the afternoon around Cory's infectious energy and his joyful Doctor Noize persona and music! Honestly! We have such a blast rockin' with Dr. Noize, as do our friends, most of whom have just begun their adventures with Phineas!

    Dida Gazoli Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Thank you so much for coming back!!! Your show and energy is amazing. I would love to have you every summer, if possible. Good luck with your new adventures and I hope to continue having you visit Whitewater.

    Michelle Dujardin Recreation and Community Events Programmer City of Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department
  • My son's been singing 'banana banana' and 'that's just silly' NONSTOP since saturday's concert... He's so into your music!

    Mythily Herz CO Noizemaker
  • You were AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!

    Michelle Dujardin Recreation and Community Events Programmer City of Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department
  • Cory Cullinan brings Doctor Noize to share the stage with his plethora of instruments and musical genius.

    Josh Friedman Bandleader of Purple Fox & The Heebie Jeebies
  • Great show. I really enjoyed it, and loved seeing all the kids get into it.

    Jake Vossen CO Noizemaker
  • Noize Rocks!

    Darlene Franz WA Noizemaker
  • Congratulations on a great tour! Again, we really enjoyed having you here in Redwood City... Thank you for helping to make (downtown Redwood City) a destination spot because of your concert.

    Christopher Beth Superintendent, City of Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Dept.
  • Thank you to everyone involved for the wonderful Dr. Noize show last week to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (see Dr. Noize's interview segment on NBC Reno). Everyone had such a great time and when it was all said and done, the Food Bank has an additional $715 to feed the hungry in our community. This translated into 2,860 meals, which is a very significant contribution in the fight against hunger. Thank you again! You make a difference!

    Jocelyn Lantrip Public Relations Officer Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • So, as soon as we left the concert my son said "When I grow up I want to be a music-maker!" We had a great time, you put on a wonderful show. It was so fun hearing the kids laughter! What wonderful energy!

    Deborah Heffley Jones WA Noizemaker
  • I'm telling you dude, you're spectacular!! This is what you should be doing for the kids and the adults, and of course for yourself. I just believe that what you have to offer the world is a tremendous gift.

    Andy Z Award Winning Children's Musician
  • I had a pretty good idea of what your show was like from watching the videos, but it's nothing like seeing it in person. Your instincts on stage are spot on. You have an incredibly rare talent.

    Christian Lowe Doctor Noize's Illustrator Extraordinaire
  • The Fort Collins Kiwanis Club would like to thank you so very much for the support that you gave us for our first ever "Wish Upon A Star" kids fair in Old Town... Spirits were high and those parents and kids who did join us enjoyed every minute. The children of Fort Collins are our Mission and we were there helping you nurture our kids and community. So here's a big Kiwanis "high five" and hope to work with you again next year.

    Donna K. Palmer Board Member Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins
  • At the heart of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest in Fort Collins lies the spirit of creativity and imagination. From the musicians I hear that it's really wonderful to play at this event, but also that they can hear other musical talents, "kind of like a meeting of minds" added Hummell. That sentiment is echoed by Dr. Noize, who will be playing on the Kids Music Adventure stage, which Hummel believes is one of the best parts of the entire weekend because of the hands-on workshops and music education available for children and families alike. He plays upside-down music on keyboards, guitar, drums, saxophone and the kazoo, layering the instruments to build up in a loop, then adding vocals of the children and finally the adults in the audience. It's not only about songwriting, but the creative process of making music.

    Lynette Chilcoat Loveland Reporter-Herald

Symphony Shows

  • Doctor Noize makes classical music fun for kids.

    Lydia Rueger Colorado Parent Magazine
  • My boys had a blast, thanks for the great concert! So now, not only do we sing the Banana song, but also 1-2-3-4-5-6-7- a song!

    Lynese Zukowski CO Elementary School Teacher & Noizemaker
  • The shows were fun... the kids liked them, including the kids in the orchestra! Thanks for the fun!

    Geoffrey Long Oboist, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra
  • I've said this before, so excuse me if I sound like a broken record, but I think what you're doing to bring orchestra and music theatre to young listeners is admirable, important, and awesome. 🙂

    Andy Z Award-winning children's recording artist
  • Thank You Dr. Noize! You were awesome on stage in juneau, AK... You're welcome to play any time again!

    Cedar Miles AK Noizemaker (Yes Cedar -- Dr. Noize is booked to return to the Juneau Symphony!)
  • It was a lot of fun.

    Mary Barnes Cellist, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra on Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony
  • Great two concerts. It was nice to see it all come together, complete with good crowds both days! Although, I'm pretty sure there are some broken windows at Lone Tree Arts Center from the high pitched kids screaming on Friday. Lol.

    Joy Pearson Violinist, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra
  • Awesome, amazing show!!! You rock!

    Elizabeth Billups Acres Green Elementary Discovery Program PTO Director
  • My kids are IN his performance, in Denver, all weekend this weekend! The music is amazing. He is awesome! The show was amazing! I hope for the best for the whole endeavor.

    Mary Moye Monroe CO Noizemaker
  • That was an auditorium of “pure joy,” and who wouldn’t love being a part of that?!!

    Art Bouton Woodwind Dept. Chair, University Of Denver
  • It was a very great performance... we all enjoyed learning about the orchestra so much!

    Natasha CO Noizemaker On "Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony"
  • We received our priceless package!  My son has already read the books multiple times and listened to the CDs.  They are great.  You did an amazing job creating classical music geared towards kids.  Congratulations again and Thank you!

    Tuba Firincioglu and Osman Apaydin Noizemakers
  • Glad to have been a part of this!

    Elizabeth Quivey Manager, CA North State Symphony
  • It was great fun to work with you and to be a part of something so worthwhile. It’s possible that our performance was the first orchestra experience for many of those children and, let’s hope, it’s the start of a lifelong love of music.

    Jacinda Bouton Conductor, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra
  • Gotta love this whacko Cory Cullinan out there busting his butt representing for music + kids. (And doing Stanford proud.)

    Perry Cook Permanent Visiting Artis/Faculty @ CA Institute of the Arts, Professor Emeritus @ Princeton
  • Your gift for inspiring kids is unparalleled, my friend!

    Kyle Pickett Conductor, North State Symphony & Juneau Symphony
  • Awesome performances this week, Dr. Noize! The kids are still abuzz with excitement about the shows! You have done an amazing job with this symphony project!

    Alice Wiley Pickett Northern CA Noizemaker
  • A day with Dr. Noize is like three days with normal people!

    Kyle Pickett Conductor, North State Symphony & Juneau Symphony
  • The symphony concerts we performed with Doctor Noize were spectacular! I have never seen kids respond with so much enthusiasm to a classical music concert. He's fun, funny and irreverent. His gift for inspiring kids is unparalleled.

    Kyle Pickett Conductor North State Symphony & Juneau Symphony

Theatrical Productions

  • Our goal at the Children’s Theatre is to present stories that engage our audiences.  We are honored to collaborate with a composer of Cullinan’s experience, imagination, and musical skill directing his talents toward fostering new work for young audiences.

    Judge Luckey Managing Artistic Director, Palo Alto Children's Theatre
  • Holy cow. That's just amazing!

    Samantha Hillaire CA Noizemaker
  • It's now being picked up by theater groups. All to teach kids about music. How about doing something useful, Cory?

    George Mitsuoka CO Noizemaker
  • Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for bringing such joy for music to so many kids. BRAVISSIMO!!!!

    Ben Meisel CA Noizemaker
  • Congratulations on the fantastic new request to Dr. Noize for his next piece of work--that is quite simply wonderful, and such a recognition of you and what you have achieved!

    Sheila Wheeler Washington Noizemaker
  • I was so grateful to work on this with you, Cory. The music and live sound really change the energy of the production, and make it feel so much more full and engaging. And you were so great with the kids. Thank you so much.

    Marieke Gaboury Director, Palo Alto Children's Theatre's "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"
  • Thanks. The music was incredible.

    Arielle Cast member of Palo Alto Children's Theatre's "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"
  • My kids love Doctor Noize!

    Doug Wheeler Washington, DC Noizemaker
  • Super cool! Kids' theatre people, check it out. Awesome new musical! Congratulations, Cory Cullinan!

    Kathryn Grice Gould CO playwright, actress & Noizemaker
  • Awesome!

    Seth Killen Opera singer & Professor of Music & Voice @ North Greenville University
  • (Our nephew who played Phineas McBoof) SO loved being part of this and all your inspired music and story.

    John Mathews CA Noizemaker & Uncle of Theatrical Production Cast Member
  • I knew you when and briefly, have lots of fun!!!

    Sarah Birdie Howard Children's Librarian, Daniel Boone Regional Library, MO
  • These kids (in the show) are amazing! And so happy. LOVE. Kids can do *anything*. You're a force for good, Cory Cullinan.

    Lori Henriques Grammy-nominated children's musician
  • Thank you so much for my amazing songs! I really had fun working with you.

    Lily Lead actor in Palo Alto Children's Theatre's "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"
  • Last performance – and sold out house. The kids all made a special thanks to you at the end of the show, telling the audience how awesome it was to work with you. It was very sweet. And a really great last performance. It really came together."

    Marieke Gaboury Director, Palo Alto Children's Theatre's “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”
  • Thanks for the amazing music, and for helping me improve my voice!

    Brandon Male Lead in Palo Alto Children's Theatre's "East of the Sun, West of the Moon"
  • I enjoyed the show soooo much. I loved the Dr. Noize character. He reminded me of you!  Hmmmm.

    Kathy Bryant CA Noizemaker
  • Dang, that sounds really awesome. Congrats, man!

    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Grammy-winning children's musician
  • Brilliant, Cory. The world is very lucky to have you in it.

    Lori Henriques Grammy-nominated children's musician
  • If you have been cajoling your kids into liking Beethoven and Mozart, coaxing them into practicing piano and/or violin, but all they want are Pokémon-go or Minecraft, then please take your kids to the Doctor Noize musical "The Ballad of Phineas McBoof." Cory Cullinan, a.k.a. Doctor Noize, is a Stanford-educated music major and a father of two daughters, but his dream has been to share his love for music with the kids. Commissioned by the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, Doctor Noize adapted his Phineas McBoof books and album into a new musical. Don't miss this very special show!

    Ling Chen Chinese-language blogger in Silicon Valley

Teaching & Learning

  • The program went exactly as outlined in our application. Over 900 children and 350 adults attended the performances, and a lucky few were even called up on stage to sing, dance and “chomp” along with the music. Attendance at the Family Concert was an impressive 50% youths under 18. The concerts were so successful that we have decided to bring Doctor Noize back for an expanded Music in the Schools program and additional Family Concert. We would like to have Doctor Noize himself visit each of the elementary schools during a week-long residency. We’ve become such a fan of Doctor Noize that we are also helping him to schedule appearances in neighboring Southeast Alaska communities next spring.

    Valerie Snyder Business Manager, The Juneau Symphony Juneau, AK
  • I loved your performance and it was like heaven... You didn't care what anybody thought, you just went for it. That was the best assembly ever because you were there.

    Haley Waterman Student, Evergreen Middle School
  • You are amazing... keep up the wonderful work!

    Tom Burkett Music Teacher Extraordinaire Redding School Of The Arts
  • Thank you for taking some of your time to do a song wit us. I'm With The band!

    Nolan Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • Those of you out there with young children/ grandchildren should really check out doctornoize.wpstagecoach.com -- learning made fun!!

    Melina Barnes British Columbia Noizemaker
  • Every time he does it, I tell myself I should tell you. Finally, this time I will. For the umpteenth time, when I went into his bedroom to ask how school and homework are going, Polo jumps up from his work and animatedly begins telling stories about your class. He resets his CD player to a specific track from The Messiah and goes into what makes that part so appealing to him, then, after another moment, says enthusiastically, “He’s such a great teacher!” and “Did you know it’s a round? He had us sing Row Row Row Your Boat to show us what a fugue is!” This, plus more about you at the keyboard, in front of the class, etc., goes on for about 10 minutes before I remind him that I didn’t come in to disturb his homework or distract him, just to check in… "Oh yeah…” he’ll say as he heads back into his room (his retelling includes coming out to pick out some melodies on the piano). I couldn’t keep it in because his increasing love of music is creditable solely to you and it makes me very, very happy. And if I were you, I’d sure want to know that what I do and how I do it is making a very big difference. Thank you.

    Jeannine Black Uffelman Northern CA Mom of one of Dr. Noize's former students
  • THANK YOU for all you did to provide the Pinewood Singers with such an amazing performance “road trip”!!! Christopher had a fabulous time! He told me that the singing — the performances, the preparation, the bus trips, the group time….all that was even more fun than Disneyland (which, of course was a great time, too!) He loves being part of this group. Honestly, I think if you wanted him to dress in leiderhosen and yodel, you could probably get him to do that, too….!!! You have an amazing gift for connecting with these teenagers, and we are SO lucky to have you in their school lives. Thank you, thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS on the awards as well!!

    Jeannette Beeger Mother of Doctor Noize's former high school student
  • Doctor Noize i love your music it’s awsome you are really creative and i love how you take the music genre of the details

    Post From A Super Kid... ...who loves to learn about music.
  • Thank you so much for your amazing contribution to our fundraiser. Your presence at the party and your keynote message to our guests was the perfect element to success! Thank you so much for also making time in your busy schedule.

    Sonja Palmer Music For Minors Executive Director
  • There are still a few spots left in our MUSICAL GENIUS WORKSHOP, in which your child can write AN ORIGINAL SONG WITH DOCTOR NOIZE! Dr. Noize will work with students to write and record a song- lyrics, music, everything - in an energized and challenging interactive workshop unlike anything they've ever experienced.

    Palo Alto Children's Theatre There are still a few spots left in our MUSICAL GENIUS WORKSHOP, in which your child can write AN ORIGINAL SONG WITH DOCTOR NOIZE! Dr.
  • Dr. Noize generated fantastic enthusiasm for music and I can say that every student walked away not only amused, but genuinely interested in learning more about music. You, and your orchestra showed that music (even "stuffy old classical" music) can be fun. You educated the audience of wiggly children about music in a fun and interactive way. I hope that this is the beginning of an educational relationship between your orchestra and the schools that will build on some of the programs that are already in place. Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to share high quality music with our children!!!

    Nancy Peel Teacher, Glacier Valley Elementary School As quoted in the Juneau Empire Juneau, AK
  • Thank you for coming to Eagle Ridge. I liked your dance moves and the beat to the song. Your singer, Jalen...

    Jalen Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • That was the BEST assembly yet! Loved, loved, loved the music, Dr. Noize, and the play!! What a memory for the kids! I was checking out their little faces...mesmerizing.

    Pamela Jennings Dyche Evergreen School, CA
  • Thank you for coming to the school for teaching us how to record a song. I hope you become your dream. Sincerely, Dennis.

    Dennis Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • Last week my small elementary school in San Bruno, California had the rich experience of a Dr. Noize assembly. From the onset of the program to its conclusion the students were engaged, delighted, and involved. Cory displays a high level of spirit, energy, and gregariousness that is highly infectious. It is one week later and the students continue to ask when Dr. Noize will return.

    Skip Johnson Principal, El Crystal Elementary School (read the complete letter)
  • 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 yourtruehero.com (read the full article) Pinewood School & Harvard graduate
  • I wanted to let you know that Jeffrey has been offered a music scholarship at California Lutheran University. When we visited we set up a last minute audition with the music director. Jeffrey brought his file of music and sang for him. He, Dr. Wyant, told him on the spot that they’d be offering him a scholarship, and followed up with a very nice letter. What was important to him was Jeffrey’s expression and precision, and that he had sung pieces in several languages. Needless to say, we are very pleased, and owe you our thanks for getting him involved in Pinewood Singers and challenging them with such wonderful pieces.

    Brenda Opine Mother of Doctor Noize's former high school student
  • Thank you for coming in and making music with us. It was awsome. I can't wait to see the CD.

    Ava Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • Your passion has always been an inspiration in my life and I always get teary-eyed when I talk about my high school experience with Pinewood Singers and how amazing you were as a role model. You started something new at Pinewood, touched so many lives, and broke some records with them and that is something I constantly try to do now that you have shown me that it is possible.

    Nana Kanzaveli Doctor Noize's former high school student
  • Oh Musical Impresario, Dr. Noize... You are amazing. Yours in all things fun...

    Dr. PJ Ford Slack Principal, Sitka High School Sitka, AK

Giving Back

  • You guys rock! Thank you mucho for donating back to Pinewood and helping us finally get Middle Campus renovated. We love your music!

    Michele Isaac Teacher, Pinewood School
  • Children's artist Cory Cullinan (aka Doctor Noize) has pledged to identify one monthly performance from his interactive, educational musical experience for children as a charitable Doctor Noize Giving Back show. The idea evolved from a recent Mothers Day benefit concert Cullinan organized in Palo Alto, Calif., to raise funds for a 3-year-old who lost her mother.

    Laurel Fishman Grammy.com (read the full article)
  • Everyone had a great time and we raised $740 for Treyton's Field Of Dreams & Connor's playground!

    Amie Alvarado Organizer, Concert For Treyton's Field Of Dreams & Connor's Playground
  • What a tremendous opportunity for our students to experience your creativity and musical talents! Plasencia Elementary School and Magnet currently serves about 900 students, many of whom are low income and minority children from the surrounding neighborhoods of Echo Park, Temple/Beaudry, Silverlake, and Koreatown.  As with many LAUSD schools, Plasencia Elementary School and Math-Science Magnet have very limited funds for enrichment programs. Thank you, again!

    Vickie Mendoza Board Member, Plasencia Elementary School and Math-Science Magnet
  • Wow, what a great show!  I love the interactivity, the demonstration of tech choices/uses, the upbeat pace, the musicality... I'm sure you've heard all of that before...

    Kiffen Madden-Lunsford Teacher, Plasencia Elementary School and Math-Science Magnet
  • Thank you so much for being our Featured Speaker at Mardi Gras Night. We raised over $100,000 in one night for Bay Area school music programs! And, my dear, you played a huge role in that success. You now have an army of new fans. You were so inspiring, dynamic, funny, and got folks so jazzed about music. You are the MFM poster child and embody the fact our mission works!

    Sonja Palmer Executive Director, Music For Minors
  • Thank you for your kindness in sharing your talents and gifts in honor of our son. It was a wonderful event. Thank you!

    The Kilar Family Parents of Treyton Michael Kilar Founders of Treyton's Field Of Dreams
  • Thank you very much for coming out to Somersett and helping out the Food Bank of Northern Nevada!

    Brinn Willmer Assistant Activities Coordinator, The Club at Town Center ~ Somersett
  • Wow! What a great show. My kids were thrilled.

    Molli McIlvaine Southern CA Noizemaker
  • How was it that this man had a literally boundless store of energy and good humor?

    Doris Huang yourtruehero.com (read the full article) Pinewood School & Harvard graduate
  • You are an extremely busy person so I feel so blessed that you are willing to do this concert for us. We are confident it will be a great night! We are all so excited! With the money raised, we plan on splitting the proceeds for both Treyton's and Connor's memorial projects. In Treyton's name, we are fundraising to build a baseball field in Whitewater which will be called Treyton's Field of Dreams. Connor's memorial will be a playground in Jefferson. Thanks again for all that you are doing!

    Amie Alvarado Organizer, Concert For Treyton's Field Of Dreams & Connor's Playground
  • Thank you to everyone involved for the wonderful Dr. Noize show last week to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Everyone had such a great time and when it was all said and done, the Food Bank has an additional $715 to feed the hungry in our community. This translated into 2,860 meals, which is a very significant contribution in the fight against hunger.

    Jocelyn Lantrip Public Relations Officer, Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • A big thank you to Dr. Noize... He gave a wonderful book reading and music performance for the kids. We had lots of fun dancing and laughing.

    Stephanie Leeper Teacher, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you for giving such a great show. In total we managed to raise HK$13,790 (US $1,768) for "Bring Me A Book" which is fantastic plus the feedback from parents (and children alike) has been wonderful and very positive indeed. In fact, everyone wants to know when you’ll be back to do another show!

    Jane Archibald Director, Kids Gallery Hong Kong
  • Hubboy... (tears streaming down my face) the video of Kaia's Song made my day as I was lying here feeling sorry for myself and wishing my sore throat would go away and bug someone else. Then Doctor Noize made his 'wake-up, you dummy, and thank the heavens above that all you have is a goofy cold today' house-call. Thank you, thank you for that. You are such inspiration... truly.

    Dida Gazoli Northern CA Noizemaker
  • i was just looking through your website again... and watched the video of the kaia song that you did at the show. i'm not sure i ever told you properly how amazing that was. i know it was a little overwhelming for kaia but i think she enjoyed it too. but maybe more significantly, it was a really amazing way to get all those people to express their love for her. it was a really cool thing to be a part of aside from the fact that i am her dad. being her dad too, wow...so very cool. so anyway, thanks again for that. the show was great, of course, but that little impromptu bit for her specifically was above and beyond.

    Brian Emery Father of Kaia Emery & Noizemaker Of The Month
  • We raised over $3,800 at the Benefit Concert for Kaia Emery, a wonderful girl who's mom recently passed away. Kaia is June's Noizemaker Of The Month! Watch the video of Kaia's Song, improvised with a packed audience of Geniuses at my alma mater Stanford.

    Doctor Noize After our first big Giving Back Show
  • The concert on Sunday for Kaia Emery was a huge success. We had more than 250 people come, the kids had a great time, Kaia really seemed to enjoy herself, and the community raised a significant amount of money for her future.

    Dan Gilbert Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning & Co-Organizer of the Benefit Concert For Kaia Emery
  • I've had really positive feedback from people who attended. Some are still emotional about the "Kaia" song and Brian's duet with you. Very poignant. And really a great touchstone to remember this community of support that is there for them. Cory, you are an excellent performer. It was a privilege to hear your work 2x over the weekend. Here's what a mom wrote to me, "Dr. Noize is so good and creative that Cassidy still remembers how he sings. She's been making those funny songs and sounds to me since yesterday." Gotta love it.

    Debbie Stauffer Leader of Las Madres & Co-Organizer of the Benefit Concert For Kaia Emery

Doc's Thoughts

  • Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony was intentionally created as a complete work of musical theatre — no shortcuts — with highly sophisticated and challenging music.  Kids have the most fun and gain the most pride, satisfaction, and confidence when they’re reaching for things that cause them to stretch and learn.  So we’ve made an album that’s funny and fun and dramatic and sad and happy and crazy and colorful, in ways that only authentic orchestral music and musical theatre can be.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • Orchestral music is the most adventurous and colorful music in the world.  Kids and newcomers are the most adventurous and colorful audience in the world, because their minds are not yet made up.  As young fine arts audiences in the digital age are increasingly elusive, it’s imperative that those of us who want to preserve the art form we love design and perform symphony shows that specifically appeal to new audiences.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • Show 'em your character.  And show 'em you're in The International Band Of Misunderstood Geniuses.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • You Mayor!  Here be some badly grammar too drive you crazy.  You dig?

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • The greatest award you can ever achieve is the knowledge that you gave everything you can give toward a purpose you believe in.  Everything else is gravy.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • What they said. (And this is in fact the post content.)

    Doctor Noize (post title) The organization, source, etc. (And this—if you really want to know—is the excerpt.)
  • The first thing I completed as Doctor Noize wasn’t a recording or a live concert.  It was the story and text of the rhyming odyssey poem whose two Acts became the first two Doctor Noize books and albums.  It all starts with the story and characters.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • It’s imperative that we reteach our culture to be curious and intellectual.  As a lifelong student and teacher — and a parent and children’s musician in the modern technology age — I consider it my duty to impart a love of learning and the joy of building a sophisticated intellect to the next generation.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • Let’s make a positive impact together.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • I hope you enjoy reading this book to your kids as much as I enjoyed writing it for mine.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • I’ve been given the rare opportunity to build a series for the most adventurous audience in the world — kids and the adults who belong to them.  I can’t imagine giving the next generation anything but my best, so I treat them as the budding creative geniuses they can be and the world needs.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • In the electronic media age, mastery of the written word is an increasingly rare skill.  I’m thrilled to team with acclaimed young adult author Coert Voorhees — Mayor Of Grammaropolis — to produce a musical for all ages celebrating the power of words on equal footing with the power of music.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • I wrote and recorded The Ballad of Phineas McBoof when I was a high school music teacher, documentary film composer, and new parent.  Basically, I wrote what I’d want to listen to with my own kids.  To my great delight, other parents, educators and kids agreed with me.  And thus Doctor Noize was born.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • This app is gonna be amazing.  This app is gonna be amazing?  This app is gonna be amazing!

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • I’ve always loved reading to my own kids — now I get to read to yours too!  Your kids will dig mixing their own version of our theme song.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • It's a rough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • Kids are the most adventurous audience in the world.  Their enthusiasm makes us better listeners as parents and teachers.  It’s imperative that we bring kids positive energy and inspirational musical substance in shows.  They’re forming their minds; they’re forming their level of sophistication; they’re forming our future.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • Many fine artists make collections of songs for kids.  My goal is to introduce kids to larger-form works, and more sophisticated concepts, than a single song could ever offer.  If we can expand the creativity, curiosity and character of each listener — from kids to adults — we can raise the ambition and empathy levels in this beautiful world.  Each recording features world-class artists administering giant heaps of fun to the cause.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • Learning is awesome.  Kids are awesome.  And adults who learn like kids are awesome.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • 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.

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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!