PresS and Appearances

2017 "Day in the Life" Feature on Crimson Education

For the past few years, I’ve taught workshops through the Project TEACH program which helps build early college awareness in middle-schoolers by bringing them to Harvard. While the workshop is technically “about” beatboxing, it’s really a vehicle to help get students fired-up about the possibilities that education can unlock.

Instagram Caption: Scholars from @motthallbridgeswere back on the Harvard campus, and this time they learned to beatbox! Mott Hall scholars first came to Harvard three years ago, after a fundraising project inspired by @humansofny. The trip is now an annual event.

In coordination with Project TEACH, an early college-awareness program at Harvard, the scholars learned beatboxing from instructor and Harvard alum Devon Guinn. Guinn told the group, "You don’t always have to study something traditional to have a successful education.”
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In May of 2017, Harvard featured me on their official Instagram to talk about beatboxing.

Instagram Caption: “In my spare time, I love beatboxing. I got into beatboxing through an acapella group I was in in high school, but then I actually got lucky enough to get a grant from Harvard to go live with some of America’s best beatboxers, and I got to make a little animation about them. I think what I’m most interested in with beatboxing is just how many sounds the human voice can make. We all have similar equipment. A lot of people think of it as kind of a party trick, and so it's really exciting to try to push it more into the legitimate musical realm.”⠀

     For our Instagram takeover, Harvard College freshman Lance Oppenheim (@lanceopp) met up with Devon Guinn (@dguinnstagram), a senior in Quincy House studying film and animation