Speed Interviews with Moffet’s Little Leaders: Dani, Advanced Drummer & Aspiring Pianist

As the Moffet school year comes to an end, I took the opportunity to chat with a few more student leaders before summer vacation. Together, we reflected on our time at the Moffet Arabs Arts After-School Program. One of these students is Dani, a fourth-grader and talented musician who just happens to be one of our more advanced drummers.

Fun fact: For a while, Dani would secretly slip away to play the piano when I wasn’t looking, until I found her! I found out that she’s been wanting to play piano for a while. Lucky for her, I played piano for ten years and could teach her a couple of scales. Let’s learn some more about Dani:

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Boss musician Dani kicking back with fellow Moffet students. 

Today is the last day of the program. How do you feel? 
Happy and sad. Well, happy and sad, yeah.

How come?
If this is the last day then I’ll be bored at home because my sister still has her after-school program, but I’m also excited because it’s summer.

Any cool plans for the summer? 
Well…oh! I’ll be able to go to NJ more often to see my brothers. I can sleep more. Did you know I go to sleep with my legs crossed? It’s so weird.

Wow. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
I want to be a pediatrician.

Well, I want to help sick children like my brother, because we had a winter vacation and the whole time he was in the hospital, and we didn’t see him until it was time to go back to school. There are all these diseases out there like lymphoma and cancer.

And you want to find the cure?
Yeah, I want to find the cure.

Any last words about Moffet or the program?
Have a fun summer vacation!

Keep following these interviews for our last interview of the school year with Moffet’s Little Leaders!

Soumya Dhulekar
Programs Coordinator


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