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jonmichaelswift

State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, German, Hindi, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance musician
  • BM, Music Theory. Doing my un-gradua...
  • From State College, Pennsylvania
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Plan and complete my busking tour for 2013

ABOUT ME

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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.

Interests

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.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Le Gran Bleu, American Beauty, Jehnseits Der Stille, Juno Books: 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

Sang an opera role when I was 18.

I was raised by scientists and I play music full time. That transition of lifestyle is amazing to me.

Teach, Learn, Share

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

I also teach meditation in the christian tradition of Centering prayer

Countries I've Visited

France, Germany, Italy, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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