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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Czech, Italian
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Pianist
  • B.A. in Math and Music
  • From Cleveland, OH, USA
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About Me


piano, live life really fully, connect with others


If you asked my best friends about me, they would say I love them and I'm always available in a bind. They would say I love art a lot too.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like getting to know people and experiencing new things


i'm really interested in art (see books, music, movies). i love hiking and being in nature.

  • arts
  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • movies
  • music
  • piano
  • hiking
  • mathematics

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, William Kennedy, Thich Nhat Hanh, Andre Aciman, Wally Lamb, Kurt Vonnegut, Proust, Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Wilkie Collins, Agatha Christie, E.E. Cummings, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Didion, L. Frank Baum, Diana Wynne Jones

Movies: Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Singing In The Rain, Waking Life, Before Sunset, La Double Vie de Véronique, All About My Mother, Harold and Maude, Eyes Wide Shut, Alfred Hitchcock (esp. Vertigo), American Beauty, Black Swan, Taxi Driver, Citizen Kane, Orphée, Miyazaki, Breakfast at Tiffany's, all Muppets movies

Music: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Satie, Debussy, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Frederick Delius, Finzi, Percy Grainger, Shostakovich, Charles Ives, Frederic Rzewski, Astor Piazzolla, Beach House, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj, Grizzly Bear, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Beatles, Mamas And Papas, Joni Mitchell, City and Colour, Dirty Projectors, Damien Jurado, Elliot Smith, Iron & Wine, Regina Spektor, Stars, Smash Mouth, The Pixies, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, The Blow, Les Ogres de Barback, Bright Eyes, Fleet Foxes, The Mountain Goats, Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, LFO, Michael Jackson, The Weepies, Alicia Keys, CocoRosie, Cat Stevens, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Sufjan Stevens, Dalida, The Smiths, Leonard Cohen, Velvet Underground

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Roadtripping across the United States then down the coast was one of the most breathtaking experiences I have ever had.

Farming in France was so gorgeous and taught me a lot about organic farming as well as how to live without running water and electricity for an extended period of time.

Teaching English in Prague for a year was excellent: I loved teaching, and also living in a new country and making friends and learning the language.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: I can teach Piano, Math, Cooking, English and French.
Learn: I'd love to learn to cook somebody's regional food!!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, France, United States

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