Jared Hansen

New York, NY, USA

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  • preschool music teacher/professional musician/entrepreneur
  • Music Education/Street Cred
  • From Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
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About Me


To extend my boundaries


I am 28.
I am a preschool music teacher.
I teach reading skills to New Yorkers.
I enjoy creating food and then devouring it.
I really like Beethoven but wish I better understood.
I really like God but wish I better understood.
I used to drink beer and climb buildings, simultaneously.
I like people.


Do difficult activities, requiring your courage. Read and experience.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By occasionally tearing around with other surfers in NYC.


All very positive. People who are into this hospitality are pretty good people.


food, color, confection, convection (meteorology), snow, sleeping in, books, bikes, hot cocoa and candy canes, groove, sweaters, solitude, Nebraska football, the Cubs, language, nice ties, thrift, stuff

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Moulin Rouge, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Scrooged, Dumb and Dumber, The Shawshank Redemption, Waiting for Guffman, Werckmeister Harmonies, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Music: Mahler, Sleigh Bells, Sigur Ros, Queen, Bach, The Violent Femmes, Wagner, Abba, Leonard Cohen

Authors: Cormac McCarthy, Bill Watterson, Saint-Exupery, Daniel Quinn, Emerson, Rilke, Seth Godin, the Bible, Bhagvad Gita, Madeleine L'Engle, William James

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In Sri Lanka I saw some of the most grateful people in the world. People who had lost homes, beds, land, gardens, family members; and yet one of them still had the courage to say, “Something better than nothing.” He's a better man than I.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach you how to make noise with a keyboard or with a pair of drumsticks. It could even be organized, if you'd like.
Various skills for mariokart on snes. I'm very talented at this game.
Speed reading. Bread baking.
What to do if a tornado is approaching and you have a flat tire and it's hailing. (But only if you have a camera rolling.)
How to sing in multiple voice registers, in a healthy way.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Sri Lanka

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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