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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 65, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Musician/Educator/Author
  • I have lived 57 years... Oh yeah, a bit of college , too...
  • From All over So. California
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me


Soak life up like a sponge!


I have been a performer all my life. It never made me a lot of money, but gave me the opportunity to travel. Please see my website for info about my music and book (www.jazzgal.com)

Now that I am a bit older, I work less and travel more. Yahoo! Money is still tight, but life is good.


My belief system is derived from two of my favorite philosophers:

1. Popeye the Sailor : " I Yam What I Yam.."
2. The Wicked Witch of the West : " What a world, what a world..."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm new here, so I haven't done anything yet. Just learning the ropes. Suggestions?


None with this organization, but have spent many a trip on friends couches. I prefer a room, but in a pinch a couch is quite comfy thank you!


Life, Travel, Art , Learning , Food

  • arts
  • books
  • dining
  • traveling
  • music

Music, Movies, and Books

My tastes are varied. Generally not a fan of "blockbusters"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Gotta get back to you on this, once I narrow it down to one.

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach Music & Theatre, and I've learned a lot from being alive. Love to share it and hear about others adventures on this journey we are all taking.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Romania, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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