Dean Yhnell

Name: Dean Yhnell

Job title: Musician / Educator

Organisation: Beat Technique

Discipline: Music

Background

Dean is a talented beatboxer (aka Beat Technique), rapper, DJ, producer and songwriter. He also works as a music educator and consultant.

After making the leap into professional beatboxing in 2010, Dean’s career and repertoire have blossomed. He has forged a unique performance style and stage presence, which were built on the stages and events of Glastonbury, the O2, Royal Ascot and Silverstone to name a few. He has also become heavily involved in the beatbox battle scene, competing in the UK championships in 2014 before participating in the first ever Welsh Beatbox Championships in 2015 where he lost narrowly to the eventual winner in the semi-final stages.

Dean now spends the majority of his time teaching young people in schools and youth organisations. He teaches the art of beatbox, rap, dj-ing and music production. Dean is passionate about teaching his musical talents and making them transferable to young people, improving their communication, literacy and confidence levels through his teaching style. He has achieved much success with disaffected young people who find school a challenge, enabling them to improve attendance, behaviour and motivation in all areas of the curriculum.