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

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  • 5 stars (out of 5)... Great storytelling and fun music! The Ballad of Phineas McBoof is really more of a children's story than a collection of family music. It deserves to be listened to as a complete album so you can follow along with the travels of Phineas and the introductions to the various characters that he meets along the way during his adventures. The story is mostly fun, but there is a positive message for kids (and adults?) about change and chasing your dreams... The musicianship is surprisingly good for this type of album. If you're a fan of real musicians playing real instruments, you'll get that on this album...

    Weldon Dodd CO Noizemaker who became Doctor Noize's Webmaster
  • You are a really good musician and singer, and you were funny and cool. Hope you will come back!

    Ashley Student, Evergreen Middle School
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • You are the greatest kids performer who turns kids on to music and fun. Thanks for sharing your great talent with children, parents (and grandparents) and teachers. You are the best!! Wonderful performance at the Tech Museum -- wonderful to see both shows. Perfect for kids of all ages and big kids too. Keep up the great work. So glad we came over.

    Dr. Toy PhD & Acclaimed Expert on Educational, Toy & Children's Products
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Sweet! Good Job!... Hittin replay...Now!

    Rayzilla Online Noizemaker
  • Thank you so much for coming. We really enjoyed your interview and performance.

    Allison Williams News Producer, KRNV NBC Reno
  • You are a gem in this community and I can guarantee we will work together many times!

    Kirstin Fletcher Education & Programming Coordinator, Lone Tree Arts Center
  • You talented sweetie!! (The boys') Grandmother called last week from Washington. She emoted about the hit of their party...your books and thoughtful personalized inscriptions. They were thrilled and most impressed with your ingenuity. So much so she called from the car while going from one party venue to another. Thank you for giving them such a memorable memory and gift.

    Tammy Tossy Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I really liked how you gave up your time and came to our school and showed us how to make our own song. Disco dance!

    Kailey Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • 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
  • Interesting, fun, engaging and participatory for all ages. The kids were so into it.

    Lani Bautista Museum Facilitator Lead The New Children's Museum
  • Award-winning Dr. Noize will take audience members on a musical adventure as he performs on multiple instruments, arranging and recording songs on the spot, inviting attendees onstage to contribute to the music. Doc has inspired enthusiastic audiences of all ages across the country with his totally innovative, interactive performance approach! His concerts are known for their crowd participation and wowza cool technology.

    Evy Schiffman Marketing & Communications Director Community School of Music & Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center
  • Editor's Choice -- Recommended.

    Editorial Staff Kids/Family: Children’s Storytelling, CDBaby.com
  • I'm an excited camper! I really have great admiration for what you do.

    Ray Kepler President Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins
  • My kids love your music and can't eat a banana without singing a mushy mouthed banana song!

    Jennifer Landers CO Noizemaker

Musical Recordings

  • We bought the CD and drove 2 hrs to my brother's house on Whidbey Island sat for my nephew's birthday listening to the CD over and over.. and over again. I've heard the banana song about 20 times now. I'm pretty sure I've got the words down to that one.

    Anonymous WA Noizemaker
  • 5 Stars for Grammaropolis. Great music, great lyrics. Schoolhouse rock for the next generation! While my older kids are enjoying the album, the best moment has come from my three year old singing along about nouns and pronouns. And I have to say that the music is so good that I catch myself listening to it even when my kids aren't in the car. Every part of speech has a song in a different genre of music, matching the personalities (Techno for the interjection, Blues for the pronoun, etc.) And if you know the lyrics to these songs, you'll know all about the parts of speech.

    ChrisKnight1984 iTunes Review
  • 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
  • An amazing project - I remember Cory Cullinan well from back when he was a high school student here in the SF Bay Area, one of those kids you loved to hate because he got an unfair huge slice of the talent pie, but you couldn't hate him because he's such a great guy.  I knew he'd do amazing things when I first met him as a kid, but this... wow.  If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so!

    Bill Hare Grammy-winning record producer
  • My daughter was so excited the other day to hear Dr. Noize on the radio...

    Cathy CO Noizemaker
  • My sons and I met you today at the Decker Library. We LOVED the show and are still listening to your cd... My family is very interested in coming to another one of your shows. Thank you for being so gracious with your time today!

    Pattie Kettle CO Noizemaker
  • 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
  • High energy, one man masterpiece of storytelling and music.

    Anya Thomson The Music Train
  • I've been meaning to tell you: the CD rocks! What a fun thing. Can't wait to hear the next installment and, perchance, be a part of it...

    Anton Schwartz Billboard Charting Jazz Great (yes, Anton will be featured again on the next CD…)
  • Hi doc noize, can you do a huge favor for a little guy with cerebral palsy? My son turns 7 on Saturday and he loves your music! He wants to see you at the palo alto theatre. I want to bring him and 6 of his siblings...

    Suzie Moll Northern CA Noizemaker
  • 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
  • Agenda Recommends --> This enormously silly CD is perfect for little ones... But it's also educational! Like Peter and the Wolf but more fun, this wildly danceable story-album introduces kids to musical instruments, styles, and composition.

    New York Entertainment Agenda Vulture nymag.com
  • So close your eyes, turn off your TV, and imagine yourself in The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof... Did you love it or did you love it?  I know, I loved it too!

    Mindy Thomas Program Director & Host, Sirius XM Kids Place Live! On air before & after playing "The Ballad Of Phineas McBoof" album
  • I'm not sure if I forgive you for "Banana" by the way... Just an endless round of singing whenever we see or eat bananas. That's all....did I say endless?

    Dawn McMillan-Austin Southern CA Noizemaker
  • Editor's Choice -- Recommended.

    Editorial Staff Kids/Family: Children’s Storytelling, CDBaby.com
  • Keep up the good music.

    Robbie Schaeffer XM Kids Radio Music Director
  • 5 out of 5 stars! This CD tells the story of a musical monkey on a quest to write the world's most perfectest song. As he travels he collects new members for his International Band of Misunderstood Geniuses. Song tracks alternate with narrative tracks. Tracks that stand on their own are numbers 3, 8 (an XM Kids #1 hit), 10, 12, and 14. But really you'll want to get the whole thing. Every moment of this CD is packed with music, interesting voices, sound effects, humor, and cultural references. You'll find something new to notice and appreciate even after 100 listens. The tunes are infectious and kids will love the wacky characters and situations.

    Lisa & Monty Harper Kids Music Planet (Hear the full podcast)
  • "It’s the album… that is delighting our seven-year-old most right now. The good Doctor proves quickly to be a master... an alarmingly accomplished musician playing nearly every instrument you hear. Most of all, though, both the Doctor and the Mayor are funny, which is really what makes the album irresistible to kids. And that, in turn, lets all the grammar lessons the songs are really about just seep in without really even feeling like learning. It’s remarkably effective."

    Myles McDonnell You Know, For Kids (Read the full review)
  • Grammaropolis is a clever and enjoyable way of learning grammar. Hard to believe, but it actually can make it fun for both students and parents of students studying grammar! I learned some things starting with the very first song, even though it is targeted to grades 2 - 8; my guess is that anyone much younger AND much older than that could absorb and learn from this. Grammar is such a tough thing to learn / teach, and especially remember, that Grammaropolis in general (website, stories, etc.) and the songs in particular (on this CD) seem like great tools for parents, teachers, and students.

    Patrick A. Thielke Amazon.com Review
  • What's up Doc? I am not sure whether to thank you or curse you my daughter loves the Phineas McBoof CD but I can not get Banana and My Parents Think They're Very Important out of my head!!! All day and all night it's all I hear “ driving me crazy) It's like you were spying on us when you wrote My Parents. Seriously though, great CD. Lots of fun for her and us. I love the story line and I can't wait for the book and hopefully a DVD / cartoon...

    Chris Welborn Northern CA Noizemaker

Illustrated Books

  • 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
  • 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
  • Awesome! The artwork is gorgeous.

    Jay Kadis Principal Recording Engineer & Lecturer, Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics
  • Wish you could have seen the smile on Ethan's face when I surprised him with the Phineas book tonight. It was like Bono walked in the room or something. We read it before bed and he was in a trance. Congrats on such a great book - mad props to both you and Christian. I wanted to say that now before I feel differently after the 199th reading.

    Cory Fossum May 2008 Co-Noizemaker Of The Month
  • Go where you wanna be.

    Phineas McBoof The Return of Phineas McBoof
  • The book really comes together, works great for our family. (Our son) laughs at the musical bottom every time... the one in your book that is.

    Craig Swanson Southern CA Noizemaker
  • Dear Dr. Noize... Thank you so much for coming to my school for my birthday to share your new book and music with my kindergarten class. It really meant a lot to me that you could be part of my special day! My friends & I all went totally "Bananas" over "Phineas" & the "Bunch"! I hope you can come back to school again sometime soon.

    Nick Dobyns 5 Year Old CO Noizemaker (with help from his Mom...)
  • My nephews in Tennessee LOVE the CD and the book.

    Carol Zink Northern CA Teacher
  • For the kindie rocker who wants more than just the music, Doctor Noize (aka Cory Cullinan) has created a transmedia property around ‘Phineas McBoof.’ The colorful character creations of his music are brought to life on the page, kicking off a new kid’s property to watch out for.

    nuggetisland.com "surrounded by kid culture"
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gosh, Doc, not only are YOU brilliant and talented, looks like the next noizeration is too!

    Barbara Greenwood Northern CA Noizemaker
  • The Best Newsletter (Noizeletter) in Kids Music... I'm on a number of artist newsletters, obviously, but this one has a higher chuckle ratio than most.

    Stefan Shepherd Zooglobble & NPR "Kids music worth sharing"
  • 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!)
  • 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)
  • 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 PA Noizemaker
  • 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
  • We read the book multiple times a day and usually the CD once a day. You are a big hit w/ the kids. (They) love the book!

    Dorothy Bowie 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)

Mobile Apps

  • Five stars. Fun game. Dr. Noize does it again! A great game to go with a great song.

    Jake the 4th 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
  • Five stars. Addictive!! Very very fun!!

    Joseferret Bananas iTunes review
  • I have visited your site 568 times.

    Anonymous Noizemaker (but someone who really likes online games & videos...)
  • Punctuate This!

    Coert Voorhees Mayor of Grammaropolis
  • Four stars. Fun! Playing this game may wear out my screen!

    Robotman2006 Bananas iTunes review
  • 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. Addictive fun! Excellent graphics and music - easy to learn and play but very challenging and addictive! Highly recommend."

    Jon Paulson Bananas iTunes review
  • 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
  • No.  Better get the app.

    The Mayor Grammaropolis
  • Bright, cheerful, and very entertaining.

    Tech & Learning
  • "The linguistic insights are pure gold."

    Wired "The linguistic insights are pure gold."
  • 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. My child loves the games as well as the music! Good time.

    Dubbud Bananas iTunes review
  • 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

  • Your April Fools Wiggles prank was the greatest thing ever. You are awesome.

    Lance McDaniel OK Noizemaker
  • Noize Rocks!

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

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

    Doctor Noize's Daughter Sidney (who is totally unbiased on the subject...)
  • What a wonderful path he has taken and the joy he brings to so many!

    Pam Pitts Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Those cookies are awesome! How exciting is that to have fans that crazy about you … ; )

    Phil Jensen Noizy Band Guitarist & Singer Extraordinaire

Online Videos

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

    Julia Sweeney IL Noizemaker
  • Cool.

    yahooalfcom
  • 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
  • Wow, like Schoolhouse Rock when I was a kid! This was great!

    Lisa Coppola Recording Artist
  • Yesterday, or the day before, my son and I were talking about manners. I can't remember what led into it, but we were discussing how it was not polite to laugh at someone. Arjun then countered with "yes, but you can laugh at someone if they are doing funny things. Like Dr. Noize does funny things. You can laugh at him!" I don't even know where that came from... but I assured him that yes, it was OK to laugh at you... 😉 Keep laughing and inspiring others to do so...

    Kim Zabora WA Noizemaker
  • Your videos are terrific.

    Barbara Maui, HI 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
  • I can tell you that I was so happy to be a part of your project. I think the world of you, and, at this stage of my career, I only want to work with people I respect and like. So let me thank you for the experience! I can't wait to hear all about this wonderful project. Again, I'm so happy to have met you. You really touched my life ~

    Jenny Zielon Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist "Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony" Mini Opera Video
  • 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
  • Just watched the Making of... video for this project - Holy Guacamole! Flippin' amazing story, performances, mission, and result!!

    Allison Adams Tucker Jazz recording artist
  • Your grammar videos are SUPERBLY entertaining. Thanks.

    Kristina Ciminillo
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Sweet! Good Job!... Hittin replay...Now!

    Rayzilla Online Noizemaker
  • 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)
  • I haven't had fun like today in a long time - it's SO good to be around adults who actually like to be goofy. I can't wait to keep working on this project - seriously... SO AMAZING what you are doing, the quality, fun and beauty of it is really inspiring.
    Thank you for that.

    Isabel Leonard Opera Mezzo-Soprano
  • Just saw Grammaropolis video. Very cool!!! Love the part about gramma thinking it’s about her. Always a treat to hear what you’re up to Dr. Noize! Peace.

    Katie Brady the Music Lady Children's Recording Artist & Performer
  • Cute video...looks & sounds like a big hit.

    Melanie Rivera CO Noizemaker

Solo Shows

  • It was magical to be with you, warming our hearts now as in the past. And the girls -- I will never forget seeing them sing with such gusto -- and meeting me with such smiles. I took a good many photos of happy children. Thanks for all you continue to give.

    Ann Rando Northern CA Noizemaker
  • I just toured your website and WOW! How very cool! I have lots of good friends with kids that have to hear your stuff (if they haven't already), they will LOVE it. And also, you sound GREAT! You still have those amazing pipes!! Isn't it every kid's dream to have Doctor Noize as their father?

    Matthew Francis Acclaimed stage writer/actor
  • You are the greatest kids performer who turns kids on to music and fun. Thanks for sharing your great talent with children, parents (and grandparents) and teachers. You are the best!! Wonderful performance at the Tech Museum -- wonderful to see both shows. Perfect for kids of all ages and big kids too. Keep up the great work. So glad we came over.

    Dr. Toy PhD & Acclaimed Expert on Educational, Toy & Children's Products
  • My sons and I met you today at the Decker Library. We LOVED the show and are still listening to your cd... My family is very interested in coming to another one of your shows. Thank you for being so gracious with your time today!

    Pattie Kettle CO Noizemaker
  • (We) had a lot of fun taking part in your show on Saturday. The kids were spectacular! Thank-you for your wonderful performance!

    Cherry Harborne Northern CA Noizemaker
  • If you are looking for a great music experience for your young children... Cory Cullinan (Doctor Noize) is a super funny, spectacular musician. It's hard to describe him - you have to experience it.

    Brenda Opine Northern CA Noizemaker
  • A crowd favorite.

    Leah Johnson Spokeswoman, Bohemian Nights Music Festival (read the full article)
  • I'm glad you enjoyed performing at Yahoo! We loved having you there. We definitely want to do it again next year.

    Andrea Joe Yahoo! Corporate Events
  • Your show is amazing!! And the kids love it!! Everyone seemed so into the show, even the adults!! I am re-energized...

    Lynn Woods Northern CA Noizemaker
  • Thank you so much for coming. We really enjoyed your interview and performance.

    Allison Williams News Producer, KRNV NBC Reno
  • hey Doctor Noize.its the steelers hat kid.YOU WERE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

    Darin Juneau Symphony Show Attendee
  • The kids had a blast. Esp my 2nd boy. he went on stage and acted like a back up dancer of Dr noize.

    Anonymous! Northern CA Noizemaker
  • While attending Stanford, Cullinan met Kyle Wiley Pickett, now Music Director and Conductor of the North State Symphony. The two hit it off and became friends. They sang in the Stanford Chamber Chorale together, and performed together in operas for Bay Area school kids. They've kept in touch and have followed each other's careers over the years...now both fathers, they are excited to be coming together again to blend their musical talents in this very special show for kids.

    Lisa Shara Editor, North State Parent Magazine (read the full article & interview)
  • Several years ago I taught in northern California with a guy named Cory Cullinan, a music teacher there. He left teaching a while back to go on to a successful career as a children's music composer and performer. The guy is very talented, very dependable, very intelligent, very entertaining, and kids love him.

    Steve Bacharach Southern CA Teacher & Noizemaker
  • It was such a great show. I've been telling everyone about how unique it was. Cory is really talented... I hope that we can have Doctor Noize perform again at the Museum.

    Rose Kelly Performance & Programs Manager Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Please thank Cory again for me - he is absolutely delightful. I loved how he made the kids laugh and completely engaged them for nearly an hour. There aren't too many entertainers who can do that. And the staff here loved having live music while they worked!

    Susan Weaver Acting Branch Librarian, Lafayette Library
  • Congratulations you deserve all your success. You are awesome at what you do and you are an awesome man. GO BANANAS!

    Kerri Brough 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
  • (A grandmother) was very appreciative of the fact that you remembered her Cory. She mentioned that a picture was taken of you with her grandkids. She went on and on (and on) about what a fantastic day they had with the programs and the music so well done! Cory thanks again so much for being here, we have had excellent feedback from the families.

    Nicole Schoville Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • I just wanted to pass on something my friend Cheryl (bassoonist) told me.  She is a teacher at one of the elementary schools. When she got back to school on Friday, she was mobbed by kids asking if she could get them your autograph.  They loved you!  Thanks again for coming and sharing your love and enthusiasm for music with kids.  It was very fun playing and hanging with you. 🙂

    Sharon Clarinetist, Juneau Symphony

Symphony Shows

Theatrical Productions

  • I enjoyed the show soooo much. I loved the Dr. Noize character. He reminded me of you!  Hmmmm.

    Kathy Bryant CA Noizemaker
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you so much for encouraging our kids! I do hear many great comments from the audience at the end of shows. One of our parents said you should get the shows to the stages in China! Yeah, I am sure the China parents and kids would love to greet Phineas McBoof and his folks! Thank you so much for your great contributions to the children around the globe!

    Ling Chen Parent of one of the child stars onstage in "The Ballad of Phineas McBoof"
  • So fun!  Can't wait!

    Marieke Gaboury Director of Theatre Operations, Palo Alto Children's Theatre

Teaching & Learning

  • Dr. Noise. Thank you for coming to our school to help us make a song. It was so much fun! I hope we win against the first graders! PS Please do not get hypnotized by this disco ball.

    Sophia Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • In real life, his name is Cory Cullinan, and he said his show reflects a few things about his life. "One, I'm a little crazy,'' he said. "Two, I'm an ex-music teacher so you can see my music-geekiness."

    Kirsten Silveira The Coloradoan (read the full article)
  • 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
  • Thank you for writing a song with us. Here's a picture of the Discoball guy.

    Jacob Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • 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.
  • I wanted to tell you what an excellent job you did on the concert with the Lone Tree Symphony. I was amazed at how quickly the kids picked up on your classical music lesson and loved it as well. Coordination with the symphony was delightful, especially how they all played along with the work. Never forget Conductor Jacinda Bouton with a pink tail. I have talked about the performance in several groups and in fact briefed Council the next week. They were amazed when I mentioned how the symphony players stood up and down to your musical arrangements. You are doing tremendous work and I wish you continued success for the lessons you are teaching.

    Susan Squyer Lone Tree City Council
  • Oh Musical Impresario, Dr. Noize... You are amazing. Yours in all things fun...

    Dr. PJ Ford Slack Principal, Sitka High School Sitka, AK
  • As always you do the most fun and outrageously wonderful projects. This is exactly what you should be doing my friend! Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony is going to be a beautiful addition to the world.

    Katie Brady the Music Lady Children's Musician & Recording Artist
  • That was the greatest manipulation I have ever seen. Kids walked in not caring about classical music, and walked out thinking that anyone who thinks kids can't handle classical music is uncool.

    Northern CA Noizemaker On the symphony premiere of "Phineas McBoof Crashes The Symphony"
  • Thank you for coming to our school and helping us wright a song and the lirics.

    Aidan Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • 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
  • Thank you for coming to our school and helping us make a song.

    Katelyn Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • 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
  • Did your kids come home talking about Beethoven like mine did today?!? Hope so! Dr. Noize is generously taking time to introduce our kids to the world of classical music -- and how it relates to modern, pop music. Now go ask your kids what they learned today ... if you are like me, you'll learn something new!

    Elizabeth Billups Acres Green Elementary Discovery Program PTO Director
  • You Rock!!! Thank you for creating such a fantastic place for kids (and us kids at heart) to learn about music & have a BLAST at the same time. You, my dear, are pure genius and it makes me quiver to be in your presence :-). Thank you for your books and the Grammaropolis CD. I love them! Much Love!

    Candace LiVolsi Harpist, North State Symphony
  • Thank you for helping our class with making our own song. You are good at making songs. You make the best song ever! I love our class song. Our class song is awesome! And once again, thank you!

    Zoe Student, Eagle Ridge Elementary School
  • My BFF was telling me all about this amazing presentation by Dr. Noize today at Redding School of Arts. And I was saying "Wait, wait, stop, I KNOW Cory!" So, how funny is that?

    Leslie King Northern CA Noizemaker & former high school classmate of the Doc!
  • 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
  • I am a high school English teacher in a small coastal town called Bunbury, in Western Australia. I have been trying to make grammar interesting for my class of Year 9 students who are classified as 'at risk' because of low literacy skills. They are absolutely fantastic students who make my days funny, interesting and sometimes challenging. Lucky for them (and me) I love what I do. I came across your fabulous Grammaropolis YouTube productions and have ordered the CD. I can't wait to introduce it to my students. I love your work and what you are doing to help kids.

    Gwen Stapleton English Department Newton Moore Senior High School Bunbury, Western Australia
  • 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

Giving Back

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wow! What a great show. My kids were thrilled.

    Molli McIlvaine Southern CA 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Doc's Thoughts

  • As our technology develops at a rapid pace, our intellectual focus level and moral development — why we do what we do — is at greater and greater risk.  Purpose matters.  Sophistication matters.  Let’s make sure we don’t flip our internal processors off every time we switch our external processors on.

    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.
  • 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.
  • We’ve made sure to offer a little of everything to fans with the Doctor Noize Apps — from games with established hit game makers to interactive ebooks and deep educational ventures.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Let’s make a positive impact together.

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • We're making a punctuation album? Hey! Let me tell you something:  We're making a punctuation album...

    Doctor Noize CEO, Creative Director & Performing Artist of Doctor Noize Inc.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • I like smart.  I like smart a lot. And you're smart.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes you just gotta have a little musical fun in the sun.

    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.
  • Thank you for helping us bring sophisticated family fare to the world's most important audience -- kids.

    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.
  • 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.

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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!