PresS and Appearances
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.”
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