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Aryo Wicaksono

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 15 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian; learning French, Russian, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Musician: Arts Administrator (for Ch...
  • Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Certifi...
  • From Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia AND Los Angeles, CA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel, learn from others, enjoy nature - food - new people - new cultures !

ABOUT ME

I am currently working as the Membership Manager of Chamber Music America. Please check us out at: http://www.chamber-music.org

Pianist, musician, broadway musicals pianist / music director, accompanist, soloist with orchestra, loves to volunteer with numerous organizations, loves outdoors, hiking, working out / swimming, exploring and learning new things!

More about me: http://www.aryo-wicaksono.com

Or visit my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aryowicaksonopiano

I am funny, outgoing, love to learn new things, read books, like to eat.

Hobbies: Reading, photography, cooking, traveling, practicing music / piano, composing a little bit on the side, MOVIES, etc. etc.

Favorite Music: Classical, jazz, rock, ethnic music, world music, Broadway Musicals, etc. et

Favorite Food: EVERYTHING -- sushi, salmon, Asian food, Mexican food, Russian food, Polish food, burgers, salads, healthy food, Indian food, etc. etc.

PHILOSOPHY

PAY IT FORWARD -- trying to help others as much as possible, anywhere, anytime, with any abilities and things you can possibly contribute.

Somehow, good karma always gives back in this Universe

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'd like to share different cultures, knowledge, friendship and networking through CouchSurfing. I want to travel, meet people, learn from others, and also host people when they are visiting my place (NYC) or my long-time resident town (Tucson, Arizona), or my hometown / country of origin (Indonesia).

Let's make this world a better place for everyone, with friendship and understanding!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've stayed with friends (which I didn't connect through couchsurfing), in their couches or extra bedrooms / beds in Los Angeles, Phoenix, United Arab Emirates, St. Petersburg Russia, New York City, New Jersey, Minneapolis, San Angelo TX, etc.

I heard about Couchsurfing through a friend a couple of months ago and decided to try... even it's two months overdue!

Interests

Music, reading, FILMS / MOVIES, eating, cooking, traveling, photography, reading, poetry, writing (used to be a journalist / writer), computer stuff, almost everything!

Drama, plays, Broadway Musicals, books, arts, cultures, museum visits, everything!

And ..., also, I love to volunteer and donate my time and money for different organization.

Organizations that I have been giving my money AND time / energy are: 1. Community Food Bank of Tucson - raised $ 4 K total 2. Los Angeles Philharmonic 3. Tucson Unified School District - Opening Minds through the Arts program 4. UNICEF Immunization World Peace Program - raised $ 3.5 K 5 Rotary Club International End Polio Campaign - raised $ 4 K 6. KUAT Radio TV Campaign / program 7. Tucson Meet Yourself Program

Music, Movies & Books

Classical music, jazz, pop, anything that is good and interesting.

Composers: Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Prokofev, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Mile Davis, Balakirev, etc. etc.

Books: Hmmm.... lots... The Emperor's Children, Joy Luck Club, It Takes A Village, The Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, etc. etc.

I have it all on my facebook profile if you want to see further: http://www.facebook.com/aryowicaksonopiano

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I don't know... I think when a student learns and feels motivated and have the "aha" moments.... that is a great reward for us teachers.

Yes I do teach, music / arts / curriculum.

But I think it's better for others to judge what kind of amazing things you've done in life.

Teach, Learn, Share

We can learn: 1. different cultures, habits, manners 2. be more considerate of others 3. be more helpful

We can teach: 1. our culture / ways of living (the good ones) 2. special ways of cooking / saving / living 3. special recipes to cook food, special dishes 4. teach music to our hosts / share music 5. get more connections and friends..??

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Indonesia, United States

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