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Overview

  • 29 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian; learning Polish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • musician
  • jazz piano, music production, sound engineering
  • From Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

- making music with the girlgroup Ptakha (ptakhamusic.com)
- composing and creating sound design for video games
- learning music production and sound engineering

ABOUT ME

I'm a musician. Studying commercial music performance in London :p
I love meeting new people, having fun and traveling to get inspired :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have a lot of experience hosting and surfing. While I was living in Lviv (Ukraine) I could show Lviv to travelers and drink a cup of famous Lviv coffee or not less famous Lviv beer ;p Now I can show London to you, at least the places I'm familiar with.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed:
2 nights in Paris August 2011
1 night in Katowice May 2014
1 night in Krakow May 2014
6 nights in Krakow July 2014
3 nights in Krakow August 2014
1 night in Maribor September 2014
1 night in Vienna September 2014
1 night in Kosice September 2014
3 nights in Oslo January 2015
1 night in Wroclaw August 2015

Hosted:
2 guys from Germany - March 2014
1 girl from France - April 2014
1 guy from Scotland - May 2014
1 girl from Hungary - May 2014
1 couple from Ukraine (Odesa) - August 2014
4 guys from Poland - Novemver 2014
1 girl from the USA - June 2015
1 girl from the USA - July 2015

Interests

  • wine
  • beer
  • coffee
  • wine tasting
  • video games
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • music
  • live music
  • jazz
  • piano
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: "In Bruges", "The Boat That Rocked", "Hot Fuzz", "Shaun of the dead", "The Phantom of the Opera"...
Music: jazz, blues, electronic, classic rock
Books: "Flowers for Algernon", "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Organized a successful tour (10 concerts in Poland, Ukraine and Moldova) for my band, which have been existing for only half a year at that time :) That was fun!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to make even the most cloudy day happy and fun haha!
I want to learn cooking, Polish language, salsa.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share with you Ukrainian traditions, including heavy drinking :D joking! maybe.. I can share my stories and experiences, I can tell you why one can unstable music career over career in IT.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ukraine, United Kingdom

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