If the goal of a music class is to passionately engage children in the joy of listening, dancing and creating music together, there is no one better than Michael. His energy, enthusiasm, talent and creativity ignites musical passion for children of all ages.
- Brad Choyt, Headmaster Blue Man Creativity Center
Our school has been around since 1949 and some staff members have been here for 20 years or more so we've seen many shows (music, magic, storytelling, etc.).
Preschool of Rock had our staff excited and asking when we could have [the program] back again.
- Audrey Kowalski, Community Nursery School, Director
Oh Michael! We have so enjoyed your rocking music class, and I have such great respect and admiration for you for creating a fun party for the little ones and us bigger ones, consistently, every week. Thank you so much for all the energy and musical creativity you have shared with us.
- Neila and Carrie, Metuchen
I wanted to thank you for providing a great atmosphere for Nora. She and I both really enjoyed your class. Your musical talent is certainly matched by your unique gift to reach kids and make each one feel special. I know as an artist its sometimes hard to believe that the art of teaching is just as powerful.
You seem to balance both beautifully. Keep up the good work!
- Kimberly, Queens NY
The children wiggle. They shimmy. They jump. They sing. They march in a circle, morphing into a frenzy of stocking feet and voices. They fall on their bellies and whisper. At various points, they experiment with the tiny instruments that has been dumped onto the carpet in the colorful heap. They shake tiny plastic eggs...that re-creates the glorious "clack, clack, clack!" of cascading gum balls.
- Laurie Granieri, The Home News Tribune
Thanks so much again for making Jordan and Avas birthday party so much fun!! Ava couldn't have been more excited you were here! Your energy and enthusiasm is beyond contagious! :) Thanks!!
- Dana, New Jersey
I just wanted to share this story from a loyal student...Please pass this onto Michael...Levi has been in class for awhile but sadly he now is starting school and the time conflicts...Today we were in the car and the CD came on...His face lit up he got excited started singing and then he says "you know what my teacher Mr. Michael says...He says I am an expert singer."...
The pride on that face was amazing! I just wanted to share as we might not be back to class...but the impact is lasting. Please pass it on and thank you. He got so much out of the class, he really did!
- Kat, New Jersey
Hey Michael! Norah had an awesome time at her party today! The other kids obviously also had a great time...she was out of her shell today! Thanks again!
- Molly, New Jersey
Hellooooo Michael, Once again you were amazing with our children. They've been talking about you all day long! (dancing like robots). I love how you infuse your presentation with joyful interaction and conversation. Thanks again!
- Sandee Murgacz, Director, Children's House Montessori School, Highland Park
Thank you, Preschool of Rock, and your fans! You were amazing today and thanks to you, we had an amazing "Rock Your Bottom" concert! :)
- Patricia Teffenhart Maikos, Charity Coordinator for Community Food Bank of New Jersey
Michael, We cannot thank you enough for making Isaac's birthday so unforgettably great. Your visit was seriously a dream come true for Isaac, and everyone loved the show. We look forward to seeing you around and wish you all the best.
- Paola, New Jersey
The party was great! Jared was such a great performer and the kids loved him. My little girl was dancing up a storm. You were right, they loved the drum! I think that was their favorite part. I will be recommending your company to other friends for their children's parties.
- New Jersey Mom
Michael's spontaneous and enthusiastic programs keep kids fully engaged. Parents love him!
- Antonette D'Orazio, Warren Library
I just wanted to let u know that my son absolutely loves your class. Since he started coming to your class he loves guitars and walks around our apartment playing them and singing hello man. He is quite animated when he plays the guitar at home and notices guitars everywhere we go. He also requests that we play your cd many times throughout the day and now we have to play videos of you from you tube singing the hello and pancake song :-). I just wanted to let u know this and thank u for your wonderful musical influence on him!
- Sheetal, New Jersey
Thanks for another great session. I also wanted to let you know he is constantly playing his guitar and kazoo at the same time, and often says to his little sister, "do you know what this is? It is called a kazoo." you have made such an impression on him.
- Becca, New Jersey
The kids loved the video! They really miss you and the class - we dance and listen to music all of the time, I really credit you and the class for their love of music! Stay well and I will be in touch.
- Denise, New Jersey
My kids and I are enjoy the heck out of the 2nd album. Got my kids doing the "Robot" all the time. Thanks Mr. M!
- Jody, New Jersey
Hey Michael! The show went over really well with the children and was the buzz around the school...looking forward to talking to you soon. Great Job!
- Christina, Helping Hands Nursery, NJ
Hey there...Dance Party, the second Preschool of Rock CD, is a real hit in our house...
well done....When can we expect CD number 3???
- Amanda, Bridgewater
Just wanted to say that we really enjoyed having Andy at my daughter's party last weekend. She was mesmerized by the music and movement and had a good time. The other kids at the party also really enjoyed Andy's music and activities. He does an amazing job engaging kids of all ages. The parents at the party were also very impressed with Andy. So, just wanted to say thank you for helping to make my daughter's first birthday so memorable!
- Yumi, New Jersey
The party was a lot of fun...Jared was great with the kids, he is very talented and funny, we all enjoyed having him!
- Danielle, New Jersey
My nanny said the class was AWESOME yesterday! Max had a blast!! She keeps telling me its so much more "fun" than the other music classes we've taken him to :)
- Kathryn, Hoboken
Just a head's up - Ben's party on Saturday was terrific! Andy was great - and scored big points for learning
how to play Island in the Sun for Ben!
- Lorie, Warren
Jared was excellent! He was so into it and the kids loved him!!! I think the adults loved him too! We had a few older kids not show up so the kids he sang with were mostly 1-3 yrs old and they just loved him! And Lily smiled and laughed while he sang his hip version of if you're happy and you know it - made her day!
- Monica, New Jersey
He was such an amazing teacher in the class. My daughter started off very uninterested and he found a way to get her and everyone so excited about the class. My 2 year old now sings hello man and shoes everywhere we go. We were very impressed and want to make sure you guys know how great Mr Jared was. Thanks for a great summer!!
- Elissa, Riverdale, NY
The party turned out great! The kids were engaged and had lots of fun, dancing, singing and playing
the instruments. My son loved it! My seven year old daughter was listening but not participating until our other 7 year old guest showed up and joined in - overall, we are very happy!
- Marina, Maplewood
I just wanted to tell you that Chloe was so happy today. She said "Mr. Michael rock and roll" when we were driving home. I am a teacher, so I know how much work you must put into making everyone so happy. Anyway, just wanted to thank you for giving us such special memories this summer. We love Thursdays!
- Kara, Hoboken
Carlin's singing the goodbye song at the top of her lungs right now. "Goodbye" being spelled "G-O-B-Y"... baby steps... When she wins her first spelling bee, I'll know to thank Mr. Michael!
- Judi, Jersey City
Your cds caught my eye at What's the Scoop so I picked up the 1st one for my 2 year old daughter yesterday.
We love it! We don't live locally, if we did, we definitely would sign up for classes!
- Marisa, Byram NJ
Michael, you rock! Thanks for making my daughter's party such a blast! The kids LOVED every minute jamming with you. And the adults can't stop talking about how great you were.
I look forward to taking some of you classes in the near future:)
- Megan, Hoboken
Thanks for the class at Warren [Library] today. Spent the car ride back re-writing your "Goodbye Song" to
spell out our names instead of g-o-o-d-b-y-e :)
- Karen, North Plainfield
Mr. Michael, Can't Thank You enough for making Madeleine's 2nd Birthday Party extra special.
The kids had a rocking good time. Thanks again!
- Brad, New Jersey
Everything went really well! Mr. Andy was so great with the kids, and they all really enjoyed themselves. We especially liked the hello man song. We've been singing it all day! Thanks for the great entertainment!
- Anna, New York
Andy did an outstanding job. He is professional and has amazing talent. The children loved him. The adults were all impressed. Great addition to the party! Thanks for accommodating us on short notice. Much appreciated.
- Marcia, Hoboken
OMG! Everything on Saturday was so amazing. I got so many compliments on Preschool of Rock, and I think the 1 year olds all had so much fun. Olivia loved being able to interact with everything and even the adults got in on the action.
Thank you again for everything.
- Jaime, Seth and Olivia, New Jersey