Helping a jazz musician and his wife at our country house near Palermo, Italy



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    Hello, I am Luciana , I am a Waldorf teacher in Palermo. I and my husband we live in a country house near Palermo. My husband , Larry, is a jazz musician and plays tenor sax and flute. He is in pension and suffer of a kind form of dementia. He is from Canada and He speaks most in English He loves music, dogs , cats and nature. We have three dogs, two cats and few chickens . We have also 2 sons , Daniele lives in the same country house than us, and he is a circus performer, and Luca that lives in Palermo and is a street artist and he have an atelier of serigrafia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I will be happy to share my teaching experience, like a Waldorf teacher, and my husband is a very good jazz musician , He will be very happy to teach instruments or improvisation.
    Also in my school they are 2 or 3 volunteers helping in the school for all year and I will be happy to introduce you to theme. We also organize art class and workshop in the school.
    Palermo is a very interesting city from the historic and social points of vu, me and Larry will be happy to help the volunteer to visit the city and to show the cultural life.

  • Help


    Because I have to go to teach every morning, Monday to Friday, I fill very sorry to live my husband Larry alone and I would like to find someone that can stay wit him, playing or attending to the garden and to the animals or talking or walking . He love also to bike and we have two and more bikes.
    I go to school at 7 am and I am back at 3,30 pm. During this time you will have time for your self and to find 4 or 5 ours to stay with Larry , playing or going in bike or farming whit him . You can have breakfast and lunch together and will be possible to wait for me coming home or come to the school with the bikes or with my car. The school is in the city of Palermo at 15 kilometres .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    In the apartment of my soon Daniele in the same house of us we offer a double bed room with the use of kitchen and bathroom. Breakfast and meals are included. Will be nice if the volunteer knows ow to cook for my husband too! I will furnish all the fresh vegetables and fish and cheese he needs. In the evening I will be happy to cook some Sicilian meals .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I would like to offer the possibility to visit Palermo and Monreale in the morning and during the weekend. There are bus for Monreale not to far from our home. there are not bus for Palermo so will be very good if you have your own auto or moto.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Living room
Larry with ours dogs, Schizzo and Winnie
Luciana and Neve at the waldorf school
The garden in the winter rain.
Sunset near home
Larry playing the tenorsax
Luca and Daniele, ours sons.
Larry and Neve , us 9 years loved dog.

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