A Bast From the Past- An interview conducted by Sumayya and Jamil Jaffer – 11-26-2023

Listen as Sumayya J, a student in high school, interviews Jamil J, her dad, about his experiences growing up and meeting Sumayya’s mother. This conversation teaches Sumayya what Jamil’s life used to be like and enables her father to relive...

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An interview with my inspiration: Jane Calder

Today i interviewed my piano teacher of 9 years. Over the nine years, I only knew about her past students and children. Today I wanted to know more about her childhood, career, passions and proudest moments.

Susan Broitman, Marshall Broitman, and Jed Broitman

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Jeffery Puente and Ravneet Tiwana

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Meeting My Piano Teacher: Jane Calder

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