Genius Camps

Bring an acclaimed composer, author, performer and teacher and his infectious enthusiasm for life and learning to your school or organization — or come to Doctor Noize’s own Reach Studios to learn from him.

  • 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

Doctor Noize — who never met a kid who couldn’t sparkle with inner genius — is passionate about immersing people of all ages into deeper musical, verbal and intellectual sophistication.  This — and his renowned combination of work ethic and wit — is why he’s sought as a teacher today and why he was named Arts Department Head and Soccer Program Director in just his second year on the job in his early career as a high school music teacher.

Genius Camps are offered at your school or organization, or at Doctor Noize’s own music and sports wonderland, Reach Studios.  Offerings include Create A Hit Song With Doctor Noize!From Beethoven To BieberLearning Curriculum Workshops, and Residencies.  Read on for a detailed description of each Workshop, or hear songs Doctor Noize wrote and recorded in 90 minutes with Genius Camp kids from around the country below!

Create A Hit Song With Doctor Noize! Genius Camp Workshop songs...


Super Cool Ms. Theresa (with Colorado Genius Campers)


I Like Food (with Indiana Genius Campers)


Hairball
 (with California Genius Campers)


Funky Frogz (with Utah Genius Campers)


I'm A Monster (with Wisconsin Genius Campers)


Dragons Licking Lollipops (with Indiana Genius Campers)


Team Flash - Awesome (with Colorado Soccer Team Flash)


My Puppies Don't Love Me (with Indiana Genius Campers)


Meat Eaters v Horn Heads (with Utah Genius Campers)


I Love Pizza (with Indiana Genius Campers)

Study at your institution or Doctor Noize's own Reach Studios!

  • 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.

Doctor Noize's Genius Camp programs are...

Create A Hit Song With Doctor Noize!
What’s the formula of most popular songs today? It’s not complicated. You can learn it. You can hear it. And you can write it. In 45-90 minutes, Dr. Noize writes and records a song  with Genius Campers on his mobile studio or at Reach — lyrics, music, everything — in an energized and challenging interactive workshop unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. The next day, the song’s posted online on this page to download for free.  Listen at right to Workshop songs from across the country.  This Workshop is based on the Doc’s popular high school songwriting and recording class that yielded over a hundred student songs during the Doc’s five-year teaching tenure.

From Beethoven To Bieber
In 45-90 minutes, Doctor Noize will teach students how to actively listen to and analyze their favorite current popular songs by today’s pop stars, encouraging the students to pick the songs.  They’ll interactively master Popular Song Structure, and then the Doc will unlock a secret to blow their minds:  their favorite songs are based on a structure called Sonata Form created by Classical Period composers hundreds of years ago.  Students themselves will discover this by using their new Active Listening Skills to diagram Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  Most people — even pop stars — don’t have a clue where the music they love comes from.  But attendees of this workshop will, and it will open up a new level of curiosity and sophistication to their listening skills.

Learning Curriculum Workshops
Book Genius Camp Workshops taught by Doctor Noize on any of the feast of subjects on music and creativity taught in his production-based Learning Curriculums.  Learn all about the orchestra — its instruments, its history, and which instrument section is the most fussy — in workshops built around the Doc’s nationally acclaimed Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony with its composer and librettist.  Study rhyming, wordplay, storytelling and character with the author of the Phineas McBoof books and Grammaropolis series of recordings.  Doctor Noize can build learning days around any of his 20 Learning Curriculums!  There’s plenty more to learn, year after year — all from a master teacher who is also an acclaimed recording artist, performer and author.

Workshops Combined With Shows & Keynotes
Residencies
Reach Studios Camps
You have three options for a deeper and more inspirational learning experience with Doctor Noize.  First…  Workshops booked in conjunction with Shows and Keynotes — different interactive experiences combining and contributing to a deeper and more lasting experience — are booked at a discount.  Second…  You can book Doctor Noize for 3-Day teaching residencies at your school or organization, either on their own or in conjunction with Solo or Symphony Shows in your area.  And third…  In a few select weeks in winter and summer, Doctor Noize offers Reach Studios Genius Camps to adventurers in Colorado who’d like to learn about the above subjects plus learn to run and record a state-of-the-art professional recording studio.  Reach Studios Genius Camps crescendo with a recording of the students’ own song, with studio breaks at Reach’s adjacent indoor-sports facilities reflective of Doctor Noize’s two loves, sports and music.