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Jonathan Doyel

Greenville, SC, USA

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Overview

  • 65 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Vocalist / Vocal Coach / Music Teacher
  • BA / MMus
  • From Fontana, CA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To experience the world - it's people, cultures, and food.

ABOUT ME

New York was amazing!! Far exceeded my expectations! Looking forward to going back soon!

I've got Wanderlust bad. I'm addicted to music. I love people like it was going out of style.

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PHILOSOPHY

Live Fully and Love Richly. I'm open and strive to be honest with all. Everyone needs kindness and joy.

Finding spontaneity is better than planning. Serendipity is better than control.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been surfin since June 2013, and it's been a sweet ride!

I organize Eat Ups (local ethnic food forays), Sunday morning hikes, and help with the Couch Crashing USA awesomeness!

Awesome Hosts:
Chris (2x)
Aurora
Jennifer (3x)
Alex
Amber and Manny
Lexi
Nicole

Amazing Surfers:
Samantha
Anise
Kelly
Sajad
Ethar
Adam
Aubryn
Byron
Mandy

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Not enough yet (will it ever be?), but I've had some amazing experiences in several historical American cities - Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia.

Interests

I want to Live honestly and freely. I want to Love richly. To fully experience these goals I want to discover new people and ideas in my travels. I love engaging a new culture by sharing it's food, art, music, and landscape. People make a culture, and their ideals are felt through their arts and foods.

Music, Reading, Food, Cities, History, Watersports, Camping, Kayaking

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Serendipity, The Last Samurai, Shawshank Redemption, Bandits, The Artist, The Princess Bride (go ahead, laugh, I'm just owning up!), Ever After, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, way more...

Music: Jason Mraz, Beethoven, The Leftover Cuties, Yo-Yo Ma, Train, Chopin, Mackelmore, Four Voices, Evgeny Kissin, my dad, Rachmaninoff, Sinatra (and too many more to list)

Books: The Art of Singing (Jennifer Hamady), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), How We Decide (Jonah Lehrer), This is Your Brain on Music (Daniel Levitin), Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Betty Edwards), Team of Rivals (Doris Goodwin)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

At sunrise in Wisconsin on a very cold day there was a mist not more than a foot or two off the ground. It was Fall, and the leaves were bright red and orange and the sun peeking through the mist turned it bright red.

I've seen the power of my songs bring tears to my listeners eyes.

I've given a five hour massage.

I've spontaneously driven an hour and a half to take a piece of cake to a nearly total stranger.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about your voice...how to sing and how to be comfortable in your voice...

I want to learn about food and art and songs and movies...

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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