B E A T B O X I N G

I've spent the past several years learning how to beatbox by watching videos, attending events, and even living in "The Beatbox House" in Brooklyn. I now want to join the pioneers pushing beatboxing forward, and, more importantly, I want to offer people the tools they need to learn the art form. During my time at Harvard I helped organize several of their first ever beatboxing events, with the most notable being Reeps One's week-long residency through the Office for the Arts. Additionally, I've been helping with the revival of humanbeatbox.com, and have led workshops and performances at several elementary, middle, and high schools. My research on the relationship between beatboxing and phonology has been featured in the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, and the Old Word Conference in Phonology. I believe that working on your own craft is only half as important as finding ways to teach, uplift, and inspire others, which is why I'm in the process of starting my own beatbox education company. Some other videos are available on my press page.

VIDEOS

This is a rehearsal for a beatbox + dance performance for the Arts First Festival 25th anniversary kick-off event with my classmate, Lilly Riveron.

I had a blast doing a talk/assembly at the Cambridge School of Weston.

Awards

Beatbox "Battles" (a remnant of beatboxing's roots in Hip-Hop) are a popular outlet for beatboxers to perform and compete. For most events, entrants are ranked, then the "Top 16" are selected for the actual battle. The Top 16 then face off in a single elimination bracket until there is a winner.

 Devon Guinn at the Midwest Beatbox Battle, 2016. Credit: humanbeatbox.com 

Devon Guinn at the Midwest Beatbox Battle, 2016.
Credit: humanbeatbox.com 

Winner: 2015 Boston Urban Elixir Beatbox Battle
Top 4: 2017 Midwest Beatbox Championships (Loopstation Battle)
Top 8: 2014 American Beatbox Championships (Loopstation Battle)
Top 10: 2017 Boston Beatbox Battle
Top 10: 2016 Midwest Beatbox Battle
Top 10: 2017 Midwest Beatbox Battle
Top 16: 2015 Boston Beatbox Battle
Top 16: 2015 New England Beatbox Battle
Top 16: 2014 Midwest Beatbox Battle