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  • 52 references 45 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Musician, teacher, entrepreneur
  • MA Creative Entrepreneurship (Music) at the London Centre...
  • From Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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About Me

Musician, teacher and entrepreneur travelling in South America!
I mostly play and teach music. I also did a lot of Entrepreneurship, video work and game development.

Traveling by bicycle or train is one of my favourite things to do.
I'm planning a nomadic lifestyle in a music-packed van in the coming years.

My website with music and games: http://drjedd.com
Instagram with more music: https://www.instagram.com/doctorjedd/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I often travel alone to force myself to meet locals. Usually not interested in the big flashy things but rather the small details and their history.

I like hosting last-minute surfers too: I love the spontaneity of it and I've been in that exact situation many times myself!

Interests

- Playing and talking about music (I play the drums and piano + composition)

- Using technology to serve education and/or solve real problems

- Bicycle travels, watching landscapes through the window of a train, hiking in nature

- Involved, honest conversations

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC:
Latin, funk, hip-hop, jazz, rock, classical and electronic, afrobeat, and a bit of pop

MOVIES:
Barry Lyndon, Apocalypse Now, The Big Lebowsky, Jodorowky's Dune

SERIES:
The Wire, Trëme ("The Wire" but in New Orleans with the whole music scene!), The Office US, Mindhunters

PODCASTS:
Radiolab, Revisionist History, BBC Great Lives, 99% Invisible, Thinking Sideways

BOOKS:
- Travel diaries: Bouvier, Tesson, Poussin
- Murakami, Alexakis, Boris Vian, Robert Van Gulik
- Spiritual: Eckhart Tolle

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I often get kind of bored, placid and too comfortable... I start to think that I've seen everything this planet can offer. And then all of a sudden a fantastic person or a stunning wonder of Nature proves me wrong, brings in a wave of emotions and renews my faith in this world and makes me super thankful to be alive! I cherish these moments of lucidity and profound humanity above all else.

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH:
music, music theory and improvisation, business, game development, languages I know, tips for traveling

LEARN:
local history, local music, languages, anything I'm curious about (and there's a lot I'm curious about!)

SHARE:
cooking, coffee or a beer, a long relaxed walk in the surrounding area, and of course many many conversations

What I Can Share with Hosts

Currently unable to host, boo :(

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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