“I recently read “The Last Lecture,” which was so poignant… I thought a lot of Cory. His energy and how he affected and influenced people, students, and colleagues reminded me of you. I wish nothing but the best for Doctor Noize and your future career. I also think you would be an amazing teacher at a higher level of education, and thought you should know that I think that.“
— Leslie Pelinka, Oregon Pediatrician & Doctor Noize Fan
A graduate with Distinction and Honors in Music and Political Science from Stanford, Cory honed his teaching skills as a Silicon Valley high school Music Teacher and Varsity Soccer Coach, where he was named Arts, Communication & Technology Department Head in only his second year. He taught students to write and record their own music on the school’s own record label, conducted his choir to the 1st Place Award at Disneyland’s multi-state “Music In The Parks” competition, created a groundbreaking music history course that became so popular it was made a required class, and music-directed the theatre program in full productions of Sondheim’s “Into The Woods” and more.
Cory’s now on the faculty of the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver, where he teaches Recording Arts. He teaches production, songwriting and music business to adults and kids at his own Reach Studios. He teaches songwriting, recording and classical music to grade schoolers and the very young in Doctor Noize Workshops across the country. And he gives heartfelt and impactful Keynote Addresses. It is Cory’s great honor to work with the next generation of creators and leaders.
Those who aren’t currently in a position to study directly with Cory can explore his extensive and free Learning Curriculums online (for kids), and his free online Keynote Address Demystifying Excellence (for adults) to get a taste of his teaching style and philosophy. Each Doctor Noize recording also focuses on a specific teaching area. Practicing what he preaches, Cory himself is a lifelong student who’s currently earning his Masters of Science in Recording Arts at CU Denver.
Cory’s materials for his new teaching role at CU Denver are not yet online. Explore below for more on each other teaching area.