Pascal Ansell

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

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  • EFL & Pilates teacher; note taker for deaf and disabled s...
  • B.A. English & Music (University of Leeds); Certificate i...
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About Me


Italian, music-making, reading


Panelak ( is my music project. I also play in a few other bands ( and busk (bluegrass guitar) when I have the urge. I also run a tiny music label called Angurosakuson:

In the daytime I am a note-taker for deaf and disabled students at Leeds uni, then some evenings I sell programs and ice creams at my local theatre. I also have a proofreading business ( and I teach English as a Foreign Language in the summer.

Before I got sick of it, I used to write record reviews:

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have surfed around Germany, especially Berlin. Hosted a fair bit in Leeds and Berlin. Also used to host refugee asylum seekers with Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network ( but had to temporarily delay tihs.

Music, Movies, and Books

Merzbow and Hella are the most important artists for me -- they completely changed the way I thought about music and even life in general. I've recently got into what people call 'free jazz', Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry being favourites. This is all tempered with Dolly Parton and Bruce Springsteen, in the most un-ironic way possible (it's annoying when people like 'straight' music because it's supposed to be whacky and unusual). Was massively into Warp Records as a teenager, as well as instrumental rock (Don Caballero, Oxes).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I can think of a few!
Mackerel fishing in Sweden
Learning Swedish/German and any other language I find interesting
Sauna + jumping in the lake several times with my 3 brothers
Teaching English (in Oxford, Leeds & Czech Rep.)
My bro's wedding in Colombia

Teach, Learn, Share

At the moment I'm training as a Pilates teacher so I'm more than happy to give you a free session or some general advice.

I'm a qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language so I'm always happy to give lessons!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Sweden

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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