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From the founder of the acclaimed music program Preschool of Rock, comes Michael Napolitano’s family rock band Michael & the Rockness Monsters.

Just as the creation of Preschool of Rock stemmed from Michael’s experience taking his children to music classes – the creation of Michael & the Rockness Monsters stemmed from Michael’s experiences interacting with his children as they grew older. Finding more mature subject matter and music that is applicable to older children and adults alike.

The music is intelligent and full of humorous hooks and slamming drum beats that will get your hips moving. The shows are packed with props, special effects, video and oodles of limitless energy.  The music can also turn serious discussing topics of love, friendship and overall mental wellness.

Michael & the Rockness Monsters’ self titled debut record released in February 2016  and received an outpouring of recognition from the children’s music community (See Press).  Their second release is set to drop in March 2017.


More about Michael:

Michael’s musical lifestyle at an early age of 3 when placed lovingly behind his father’s drum set. The son of a touring musician, a huge influence on Michael’s path came from his roots. From his years as a musician performing and touring with various artists to his 10 years with Blue Man Group, and now with 9 years behind him with his own award winning Preschool of Rock, Michael has developed a unique style influenced by his own family and life experiences and of course his deep love for music. With the creation and release of Michael and the Rockness Monsters, the father of two begins the next step of his impressive musical career.





"everytime michael and the rockness monsters come to play at the zoo our crowds get bigger and bigger. they rock!"



Pirate Song - reached #2 on Sirius/XM’s Kids Place Live 13 under 13 chart

SiriusXM Kids Place Live

I recommend this CD to any parent with a preschooler. It was fun to listen to and easy to sing along with!

Academics Choice Award Winner

A marker in the evolution of an artist with a passion for inspiring the next generation of music lovers.

New York Family Magazine

The music is playful, the vocals strong, but it is the clever and often funny lyrics that so fully win children over.

Tillywig Award Winner

If there’s a School of Rock, shouldn’t there also be a Preschool of Rock? There is, and Michael Napolitano invented it.

New York Times

Gentle with a spirit of wonder!


Say hello to “Pretty Little World,” a refreshing little tune that breathes a heaping spoonful of sunshine into the air.

Kids Can Groove, catchy, and has super fun lyrics for the entire family to enjoy.

Momma's Bacon

...album that mixes playfulness with an edge. Rock music and silly songs that make the butts in the front seat move to the same beat as the feet in the back seat.

Imagination Parade, WFDU

...This is playful and honest music that comes from the heart.

New Jersey Stage

...has a friendly open voice, which is tonally reminiscent of Elvis Costello, with some of Randy Newman's skillful delivery.

Parents Choice Foundation

Creative Child 2016 CD of the Year Award

Creative Child

So if you love all things silly and fun you might want to pick up Michael and the Rockness Monsters‘ self-titled debut album.

A wacky collection of musical fun that revels in the joy of seeing the world through a child's eyes, Michael & the Rockness Monsters is a wonderful pick for children from toddlers to middle grade schoolers, as well as the young-at-heart!

Midwest Book Review

...a lively album of original songs in pop, rock, calypso, and jazz musical styles. An enthusiastic children’s chorus joins in on most of the songs. Vocals and instrumental performances are strong...VERDICT This is a fun album that children will enjoy.

School Library Journal

Michael and the Rockness Monsters is one of NAEYC's Featured Artist!


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