Fan Buzz

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


  • I am so excited about his wonderful news with XM Radio! I have to say that I am in total agreement with the XM Radio lady. I absolutely loved listening to it, and I have listened to it many times since and shared it with my friend, who also thought it was great! I am looking forward to getting copies for friends of mine. When we were listening to it, I couldn't help but imagine it as a Disney movie or a Broadway Musical. I thought that it was so clever. The music was great, and it has an appeal that people of all ages can appreciate! I would love to help in whatever way that I can to spread the word about his wonderful project! (Although it seems that word it getting out quite well!)...

    Brooke Ayden IL Noizemaker
  • Like the best of children's literature and music, the CD operates on many levels simultaneously: beneath the bubbling surface of pure kiddy appeal runs an undercurrent of musical and lyric allusion aimed at delighting the parents of the young. I defy you to find me another children's album with any piece in seven.

    David Yearsley Professor of Music, Cornell University (read the full published review)
  • It was such a treat to have you! Thanks for a wonderful performance!

    Katie Carroll Director of Artistic Administration & Education, Strings Music Festival
  • 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
  • Thank you for putting on two great shows.  It's always fun to see you, all the kids had a great time, myself included :). We are big fans!  All three of my kids insisted on reading both books last night before bed even though it was 9:45, and they were exhausted.  And one of my techs at work just called to say she dreamt that Phineas McBoof was on the X-ray schedule today 🙂

    Rachel Gerson Noizemaker
  • Just watched the Making of... video for this project - Holy Guacamole! Flippin' amazing story, performances, mission, and result!!

    Allison Adams Tucker Jazz recording artist
  • My kids love your music and can't eat a banana without singing a mushy mouthed banana song!

    Jennifer Landers CO Noizemaker
  • Taking a page out of his high school teaching method ("make every lesson an adventure, not a seminar"), Cullinan introduces various musical instruments and styles as each band member joins the band. Cullinan is careful in the orchestration of each song to use only the instruments and voices available to the band at that specific point in the story. Yes, this CD does all that Cullinan says it does and yet it does much more than that. From the very beginning of the very first track, your child will be entertained by a story that is witty and funny and executed with finesse and humor. This band of creatures will make you laugh and hang on their every word and every bit of music they make...

    Charlotte Bohn Baltimore's Child (read the full review)
  • 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
  • It's release day for “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony”!!! Congrats to everyone involved in this amazing project! See that great white shark — that's me!! Buy the album!!!!!!

    John McVeigh New York Metropolitan Opera Tenor
  • 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.
  • I really enjoyed your show, I love what you are doing, I believe it is meaningful and important work, and fun besides!

    Sarita Skidmore Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I just have to say thaaaannnk you! I wish you could have seen the smile my son had on his face when I told him that you had made him the Noizemaker of the Month. And, when I read what you said in your blog --- it just made him smile bigger. I think it was a huge ego boost especially coming from Doctor Noize who is his favorite artist to listen to....we're still listening every day! So, I thought you might like to see how much my son has grown as a singer since that last video. He normally doesn't allow me to videotape as he prefers I watch and he will usually do 4 of your songs back to back doing all the instruments (kazoo, drums, guitar) himself depending on the song. But, on this occasion he had Dad play most of the instruments except the short stint of guitar playing (using his golf club). He really belts it out there. Take a look. Thanks for being such a wonderful influence on our budding musician.

    Teresa Taylor CO Noizemaker
  • Today I teach kindergarten, first and second grade (all double classes with 50 kids).  350 kids through the door today. They were thrilled to see the new book up on the music stand.  We reviewed posters of instrument families and the instruments they saw with the symphony, remembered the first adventures and who Phineas met on his quest and were now in the band. Used the CD, cut and pasted to fit the 20 minutes and had kids play various parts. Some kids were even teary when Phineas left his goodbye song. Of course at the end we all jump around to "Banana" before they line up. So your work continues and thank you!

    Abbie Ehorn Music Specialist, Evergreen Union School District
  • Without Doctor Noize there would be no Grammaropolis. His wonderful combination of verbal creativity, musical range, and flat-out goofiness is what made our album about the Parts of Speech such a success, and I knew there was no other musical option when it came time to record an album on Punctuation. The best part about the good Doctor is that he respects and challenges his audience. He doesn’t speak down to kids; he expects a lot from them.

    Coert Voorhees Mayor & CEO of Grammaropolis
  • Every time I work with Cory Cullinan on a project, I expect to be entertained by a new and different musical vision. His ability to use music to enlighten the listener shows through in every one of his albums. It was particularly exciting to work with Dr. Noize and a studio-full of the most talented and enjoyable musicians, since everyone involved had so much fun while imparting their virtuosity to the project. We all learned something from Dr. Noize: it is possible to teach others about the music we love while entertaining them (and ourselves) at the same time. And no one left a mess on the floor...

    Jay Kadis Principal Recording Engineer & Lecturer, Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics
  • "Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony” is a stupendous album of brilliant sounds that merge into one seamless, fun whole that is as entertaining to kids as it is to adults. The production is top-notch, the singers marvelous, the orchestral arrangement out of this world! The compositions are so very likable, its like being an audience at the theatre watching the grand show unfold. Marvelous storytelling!!

    Ricky Kej Grammy-Winning Recording Artist

    Illana Zauderer CA Noizemaker
  • Dr. Noize will always be part of my kids' childhood memories (and my motherhood ones). Thank you so much! Baaaaaaaaaaaaaanana, banana, banaNA... best song ever.

    Amy Stuart Hunn OR Noizemaker
  • 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.

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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!