jonmichaelswift's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login 11 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see jonmichaelswift’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 25 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance musician
  • BM, Music Theory. Doing my un-graduate degree in music bl...
  • From State College, Pennsylvania
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Create a show where i interview people and write songs about them.


I am currently writing a blog about practicing for 10,000 hours, so most of my time is spent practicing and writing songs. Music is both my career and my spiritual exercise, I do it to grow and to help human society become more whole.


Don't die with your music still in you.
Don't talk the talk until you can walk the walk. But don't sit on your sofa for too long...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm a host for anyone who's trying to get anywhere, within themselves or in the world. I also use surfing as a way to travel and street perform.


It's been nothing be great fun! I've never yet me a CSer who's not extremely mature and fun to be around. I'm prepared for lesser experiences, but I've yet to actually have one.

The energy of meeting new people who are all passionate about traveling is hard to beat. I think it's that simple. The generosity and synergy that is the basis of couch surfing means you meet all these people when they are at their very best.


Dance, community music, raw food and veganism, diet experiments in general, Capital Letters, religion of all varieties, tribal culture, languages, inventing new words...podunkulous nastasticity.

  • culture
  • writing
  • folklore
  • performing arts
  • dancing
  • dining
  • raw food
  • exercise
  • dieting
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • violin
  • drums
  • opera
  • surfing
  • languages
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Le Gran Bleu, American Beauty, Jehnseits Der Stille, Juno
The Talent Code, Outliers, The War of Art, The Mathnavi, A New Earth, A Course in Miracles, Harmonic Experience, The Bible, Harry Potter
Music(Shortlist): Nickel Creek, Ali Akbar Khan, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Mos Def, Leonard Bernstein, Ani Difranco, Paco De Lucia, Shakti...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Got from New York to New Orleans, passing through 8 other cities, for about $100.

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass, violin, sitar, oud, music theory and composition.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can write songs, play music, cook food, teach languages, and help you turn your big idea into a reality.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Italy, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Join Couchsurfing to see jonmichaelswift’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups