Jazz piano/ Accordion/ Guitar- player wanted, gardening, building talent for Tenerife, Spain




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    inviting jazz musicians.
    woodwork, gardening, music playing.
    previous experience: potter´s wheel, babyswimming, various carework, building fishtanks, billiard table, toys, furniture, playing flute, piccolo and trumpet. traditional Kazakhstan massage is one of my very favourite genres. best i know how to treat spine and nervs with hands and feet.

    anybody who is good in organising people together- please help me bringing jazz- musicians here!
    if you can do that for me i won´t ask anything else from you. promise! (except may be questions like: what kind of drink would you prefer?)


    -read the whole profile to get an overview before you possibly contact me.
    thanks for taking time to do so!
    -it happens that more than one person is visiting. then i may have to ask for help with foodshopping. but there are ways to save!! in case you can participate the working hours reduce to 10 per week. but best we do not count hours at all. take it as a holiday and i will be happy about your help.
    -if you read the feedbacks written by me please note that creativity and good relationships have more value for me than work. also i like to play with languages and it has happened that people take me serious when i´m ironic. i do not have a business but a small pension- so i expect this gathering to be leasure as well. people left me some nice drawings and artwork, i am happy to see them doing what they are good in.
    -in case you contact me please tell me when you do not want to continue the conversation any more. that´s always ok for me and sometimes i do so myself. many people break the contact without saying anything. i invite somebody so i woud like to know in case the offer is refused. wordless dissapearing became nomality for me when i had the feeling that someone is really interested and i would be happy to welcome the person. i am geting used...

    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.
    experienced woodworkers and technicians are very welcome as well.
    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 (guitar, accordion, harp...are fine as well), making juice from "uva del mar" tree´s fruit, that i hope to harvest soon. the biggest tree is already 25cm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    participating, teaching or learning:

    music playing. the piano is rarely used. very much waiting for someone who knows how to use it!!

    gardening, kitchen, woodwork, creative interiour design, languages.

    your work does not generate financial profit for anybody but a nice atmosphere for everybody who comes here!

    you may possibly benefit from accepting primitive conditions. most people have no problems with them, but one person came and left straight away. "this is no five star hotel" was the comment.


    if you want to have it clean and tidy also when travelling this is not the right place for you!
    if you have any doubt- PLEASE give me the chance to show you around when you meet me via skype! that will hopefully prevent further sudden departures.

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    gardening, household, possibly some wood- and construction work.

    best case scenario: if you are also a pianist, guitarist or accordion player. jazz, latin, oriental style favoured!

    other styles are DIFFICULT or impossible for me. very important for you. concider please!!
    somebody decided to leave my place because our instruments could not find together!!

    i may offer a free stay for musicians who like to play just for fun -some kind of style that fits for both- also without working. that would be like a free camping holiday including music playing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    finnish, english, german (native)

  • Accommodation


    camper van as own individual bedroom, all other space common. the van is good for two plus child in case you bring your family. tent fits always.

    if you like camping you will like the place.

    i eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. the timetable is flexible so you can enjoy beeing out and about. location: countryside close to San Isidro in the south of Tenerife close to the sothern airport. the atmosphere here is peaceful, friendly and quiet (except my trumpet playing).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    my place is in the sothern part of the island close to the sothern airport about 300m 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. the next bus stop in upper San Isidro is 2km from here. bycicle available to go there. from the bus station in the lower part of San Isidro busses go to all directions (Santa Cruz, Los Christianos...) the trip down to El Medano- beach by bike and bus takes about three quaters. last bus back here leaves from Medano- beach at a quater past midnight. nice places all around the island. and the very top is close to 4000m! all fotos taken here on the island and in the garden. marvelous nature motives in barranco! and tons of cactusfruit.

    this is a dusty area with much wind. the close surrounding is partly used as waste dump. but there is plenty of genuine desert and clean, fresh air around too! although the place is far from being finished all basic is ok: kitchen, outhouse, shower, grill, running water, (solar) electricity...my fone is not smart, so i do not use whatsap. i do not like to write many sms messages.
    i am happy to speak and meet everybody who can bring in skills and has motivation to help making this place an oasis.
    a name for my project- may be it is not yet the time for that- i don´t even call it project. it´s just an idea proceeding slowly. i can make a magic trick with a spiral that i´ve been showing to visitors. everybody was astonished and nobody had seen it before. it is some kind of optical illusion. i found it just by chance or- my friend Mikko saw it first and then we had to start from the beginning so i could see it as well. by the way- in spanish it´s la espiral. that sounds good. there is hidden something sharp in the spiral, a spicy bit. it´s not visuable. you can see it when i show. but only here.
    however my music playing you can see already in a little video that shows Brasilian friend Matheus playing the guitar and my flute improvisation. you may get it on the screen by using some characeristic expressions mentioned earlyer in the text and my name. if that seems difficult i am happy to send you the link. unfortunately Matheus did not stay long, so we were still exercising when the video was made. there were no pieces that we both had played earlyer so we both learned a lot. and we had a good time together.
    thanks to Alexandra, Oliver, Maria del Mar, Matheus, Tao and all the visitors who made this place alive!


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