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A great stress buster

Music is a great stress buster and you are on the right track if you are taking up music lessons. In fact, good music helps both the singer and the audience forget their worries and lose themselves in the soothing melody.

Practice does make perfect in this respect and this is true whether you are a beginner musician or a seasoned one. It always helps to have an objective audience listening to you when you practice. It helps even more to practice with a skilled musician.

However, you may not want to do this simply because it is quite an expensive affair, if you want to hire a music teacher to help you practice. Why not go for a 'free' option instead?

Perfect chance to identify a person who has skills or training in the specific area where you need help

Hosts: Pick and choose your volunteers

As a Hovos host, you have the incredible opportunity to get someone to help you practice your music, without having to pay per lesson or session. All you do is look for volunteers who have a music background, and get them to come to your location, stay with you and help you with your music lessons. In exchange you provide accommodation and food for them.

If you want to practice your musical instrument, find someone who plays that instrument or who has training in it. If you want someone to practice with, find a volunteer keen on singing or someone who has been part of a band. Expose yourself to different kinds of music, different music formats and various styles of music right form your home.

Wins from this experience

As a host in music practice you will learn to cooperate with and take care of your volunteer(s). Furthermore, a host will learn more about the country, background, culture and lifestyle of the volunteer, which can broaden up its view in life.

Volunteers interested in music practice

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VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers have plenty to gain at Hovos too. If you have a keen interest in music and you want to help others learn, this is your opportunity to make a big difference.

Want to learn about different musical styles? Or want to know more about a specific location's musical traditions and culture? Or do you want to practice your musical skills?

All of these are possible if you just pick the right host whose needs match your desires.

Interact with different kinds of people with varying skill levels in music and gain exposure to different musical styles as a volunteer with Hovos.

In exchange for your help with their music lessons, your host will offer you a safe play of stay and home cooked meals.

Plus, you get to explore a new place, learn about the culture there and make new friends while you pursue your passion for music.

It's a great opportunity for both hosts and volunteers to do something that is close to their heart without worrying about financial aspects. On Hovos, just sign up as a host if you need assistance with music lessons or sign up as a volunteer if you have musical skills that you would like to exhibit and utilize.

Wins from this experience

As a volunteer in music practice you will create something unique, and you will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain more knowledge about their lifestyle and traditions. It's a win-win situation for both. Hovos brings hosts and volunteers together.

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What is the price of hosting or volunteering in music practice?

Are you interested in hosting or volunteering in music practice and are you curious about the payment? At Hovos, there are two options for hosts and volunteers concerning payment.

You could join Hovos for free and you pay a service fee or you could become a member and you pay an annual membership fee. Non-members will have to pay 10 dollars or 10 euros when a host and a volunteer agree on a help-offer through Hovos. Members will have to pay an annual payment of 25 dollars or 25 euros without additional costs.

The advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members could build up more trust by adding their mobile phone and passport.

Do you need help from different kinds of expertise?

Are you not looking for music practice, but you need help on other expertise? At Hovos, you can easily select the expertise you need help in.

Hovos offers animal care, art project, gardening, internet support, computer help and many other kinds of expertise.