Teaching leadership through collaboration and creativity

Our vision is to help people of all ages express themselves and find the power of their voice through beatboxing, writing, and storytelling. We believe that our students can develop a growth mindset and build healthy communication skills while having fun. Our team of World Champion Beatboxers, Vocal Health Professionals, and SLP's are passionate about sharing the positive effects that musical enrichment can leave with your community.

Team Building

More than just making music and sound,  students learn how to communicate effectively and work together towards a common goal through creative collaboration. 

Self - Expression

Through Self-Expression we develop confidence. The more we practice authentic communication, the easier it is to express ourselves in difficult and pressing situations. 

Active Listening

Beatboxing helps us listen intentionally, both to ourselves and the ensemble. This helps students internalize pulse, rhythm, and other foundations of music and language.

Public Speaking

Everyone gets nervous but if you can make funny duck sounds in front of your peers, public speaking suddenly becomes much less frightening. 

What is Beatboxing?

Beatboxing is the art form of making music using only the human voice to imitate instruments, sound effects, and musical compositions. Also known as the 5th Element of Hip-Hop, beatboxing is a black American art form created in New York City during the early 1980s. Pioneers like Dougie Fresh, Biz Markie, Buffy from the Fat Boys, and Rahzel spread the art form worldwide. Later, platforms like YouTube and Instagram heightened beatboxing's global movement of self-expression.

Everyone Can Beatbox

It's fun and easy to learn. The best part? The voice is an instrument that is always with us, making it easy to practice and share at any time. 

It's Free To Play

Unlike many other art forms, to beatbox, all you need is your mouth and an active imagination. Once you learn a new sound, you can now become that instrument! 

Build Confidence

Sometimes we struggle to express ourselves. We believe that, with practice, you can develop the confidence to stand up for your beliefs and say the right thing. The first step to speaking up is making a sound. 

Human Connection

In a world where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, beatboxing is an organic art form that shows students that they are capable of creating without the help of technology. They themselves are enough for greatness.

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AON in Action

Want a deeper dive into our journey? Check out these articles and videos.

Beatboxing & Speech Therapy

Join Mark and Kaila in the classroom with the students of the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx

CBC Radio Special

Dive deeper into music and the brain with this in-depth special

Mark Martin's TedX Talk

Learn more about Mark & Kaila's journey into the world of education in front of the world's largest live TedX audience

Serious XM: American Voices

Kaila & Mark sit down with former US Senator Bill Bradley, who shares his unique perspective of the American landscape on Serious Xm's American Voices.


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