Looking for a jazz piano player, accordion and/or guitar in Tenerife, Canaries. Spain




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    ¡inviting jazz musicians AND woodworkers! gardening, household. i know about potter´s wheel, babyswimming, carework, traditional massage. built fishtanks, billiard table, toys, furniture, make salves from natural ingrediences, play and study flute and trumpet.

    ¡please read the complete profile before contacting me!

    playing music is what i want! you are not supposed to work very much when you are a good player because we will be busy with playing (except houshold that we hopefully run together).

    BUT: this is important: if you play very different music than me i will not be able to play with you. if you do not play zazz, latin or oriental music i would like to know or hear what you play - so i can get an impression if we have a chance to find together.
    there are dozends of lokal musicians down in El Medano that i cannot connect with. i do not want more such musicians. however we are happy to teach beginners who are interested in similar genres as my guests and me. if you want to listen or play your own music please concider that i might not enjoy it if it is very different from mine. i do like classical music as well but heavy metal is one of the impossible styles. please leave me my music in my home. best you join in.

    if you do not play music there are indeed other things to do like woodwork, gardening and technical stuff. also i like very much when people make art and leave me something. a nice collection already here. i want it to grow.

    please note that i am a pensioner and nobody´s work will create financial profit for anybody. i do this for fun, however thoroughly. my pension is very small, so i will not be able to provide food for many people. best you take it as a holliday and if you help me i will be happy. free stay for all talented art and craft people.

    those who are ok to provide their own food will do less work (10h/ week max) and have more holiday. if you are not able to provide food for yourself- there are ways to save lots of money (depending on how much time and patience you have) and when my saldo allows i certainly like to provide everything. if i was rich everything would be free for everybody and all i would ask is musicians playing, learning, teaching and sharing time and space.

    in the past more than half of the people who asked for stay disappeared without telling anything and to be honest i am fed up with that. i would like to be told when plans are changed that concern me. i cannot make any plans when people do not tell me theirs. so thanks for keeping me uptodate with your plans and timetable!

    any kind of aggressive behaviour does not fit here. heavy alkohol consume does not fit here. professional soldiers are not welcome. some people were good in theorie, explained me everything and did noting. if you want to teach me PLEASE only when i ask and only what i want to learn! i am not going into spirituality (have my own) neither am i eager to listen long stories that seem out of reach for me. somtimes i feel very stupid when i move my hands while all the others are online or speaking to each other. if you have time to help me bringing this "gratis musician's hostel" forward- i will be happy.
    if you can tell me how much time you have for work and when that could be- i would appreciate very much.

    i have been very seriously concidering to finish workaway hosting because too often i had the impression and sometimes it was very obvious that people took advantage from me and i worked for them. if that repeats i will noy hesitate to send people looking for a better host.

    when i do something for everybody i expect everybody to do something for everybody and use time to do that. it can be music teaching or dishwashing. if you do not understand this idea or you are not able or willing to realize it:
    ¡gracias- no!

    until recently i did not click the "no show" button because i thought: when i was young i might have behaved so myself. but then i was TOO young to get involved into a serious but joyful evolution of a place between mountain and ocean.
    i will in future always make a public note for people who do not act as we have agreed and leave me without explanation or make a last minute cancellation. myself i have to accept people's feedback- so please accept mine. sorry for the inconvenience. if you have any doubt about what we agreed please read our correspondence and my profile thoroughly. please understand: i'd like to do this all for fun, but sometimes it's not funny.
    Thank You!

    i want people here who have an idea how to run a household and are able to see what has to be done. i am not good as a boss and do not want to prompt people to work and participate in everyday tasks that we ALL must share. i do not want to wash other people's dishes. the household tasks are additionally to the ten working hours that i ask per week!
    so if you for example have two hours time for me five times a week- i will be very happy. even more when we are able to agree beforehand when that will happen. i do not count hours. please do it yourself or don't do it i don't mind- as long as we feel some satisfection from the fact that something has been done and there is a progress.

    my knowledge is small. everybody can teach me a lot. when you know how to make something then PLEASE: make it instead of explaining me how to make it! i always have plenty enough to do. i want people who move their hands.

    it's about making.
    making together.

    PLEASE contact me only if you are seriously interested in one of the genres and activities that i listed and have the skills that i ask for at least in one diciplin. that can be household. if you run it other people have more time to concentrate on what they can make.

    if you are serious, free to travel, able to find an affordable ticket and good in making music or gardening, using tools or making art- please come here and let´s have a good time together! age and colour do not matter but motivation, skill and some kind of common esthetics. teach me and learn from me!

    speaking about serious matters i want to mention that i have my own religion and my own god. he has two names: Peace and Quiet. i do not try to be better than others, but i recognize that if all we humans were as poor as me we would be much richer and human life would last longer on this planet that seems to be sentenced to death. i am ashamed to be a human when i watch how we distroy the planet. the politicians lead us and the scietists documet our progress. our great- grandchildren will be proud of us! but they cannot punish us. we are safe. we are free. we do not need god's law. we have our own.

    please note that i am on Tenerife island. if you are on another Canary island you need a boat or aeroplane to come here and some people could not afford- that´s expensive.

    my dream for now:

    hosting musicians who enjoy playing, jamming and improvising. mostly i desire pianoplayers, accordion, guitar and other "harmony instruments"! most welcome are musicians who play jazz and latin music and who can teach me music- theorie and trumpet playing technique.
    i have an electric piano with sensitive keys and pedal, also two guitars.
    and: if you are a motivated beginner i will be happy if i can bring you forward! we all can be pupil and teacher. everybody can teach me something.

    some future dreams:

    having a bigband, teaching my grandson to swim, build a second billard table, growing snails, having a (jazz) pianoplayer- friend, making juice from "uva del mar" tree´s fruit, that i hope to harvest soon. the biggest tree is already 30cm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    you can learn about jazz and latin music, gardening, woodwork, kitchenwork, massage, languages. you will see the island and get an impression how quiet and relaxed life between ocean and Teide- mountain is. however it can be noisy in between when the musicians are in action.

  • Help


    music, woodwork, house, garden and Lilly (the dog)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    there is private space for everybody- however if we are many some will have to sleep under the same roof, but (better than hostel! ) the beds are hidden behind curtains. this solution has been fine for many previous guests. a tent will always fit.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    my place is in San Isidro, sothern part of the island close to the sothern airport "Reina Sofia". about 350m above sea level. El Medano is a short busride away. that´s a cosy little beach- town which is not overloaded with tourists like some others. it is also a windsurfer's paradise with ideal conditions.

    this is a dusty and sandy desert area with much wind. my living conditions are a bit like analog nomad- except that i found a place to stay in the desert. there are many hygene products that i do not consume. but once people told me not to have a negative attitude on them. these products certailnly have a good effect as well: they keep the industry running.

    asked about allergies i would have to tell that deodorant smell can make me feel unwell. natural etheric oils however are very ok for me. my favourite one is "bergamot".

    the close surrounding is partly used as waste dump. but there is plenty of genuine desert and clean, fresh air around too!
    by genuine i mean it looks like it looked before humans came to this island (if you don't look too close). we could not get profit from the desert, so we left it like it was. like god has created it. for us.
    that is why this island- although it follows the rules of modern egoistic society- has also a part of paradise left in my eyes. in my neighbourhood.

    let's enjoy this peaceful and quiet environment!

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    • Limited internet access

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    have a holliday! (max 25 hours)

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