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
Doctor Noize — a Stanford music grad and award-winning music teacher — knows that kids are the most creative listeners in the world. These albums are not simply collections of pop songs with kid-friendly lyrics — they’re musical theater adventures inspiring families and classrooms to stretch their imaginations and musical boundaries. Each album’s composed to inspire as a stand-alone musical or part of a larger purpose and story arc. Explore your Genius. Join the Band!
- Lyrics & Libretto: What did they say? Find out.
- Learning Adventures: Free curricula for home or classroom.
- Behind The Muzic: A Noize TV episode on making an album!
- Catch The Buzz: What people say about Dr. Noize recordings.
- Workshop Songz: Hear & download free songz written & recorded by Dr. Noize & his Workshop kids.