Niara Keyes’s IME


My name is Niara Keyes. I am a sophomore, Political Science major, Chinese minor, from Minneapolis, Minnesota.


My mindset this Spring semester is to assert myself. I want to get more involved in campus organizations, which in turn, allows me to network and gain experience in my various areas of interest.  In regards to Survey of African American Music, I have always been interested in stepping out of my comfort zone, by listening to different genres of music. This class will do its part in assisting me on that journey.


I began playing the piano in first grade and continued through fifth grade. I remember learning how to read music, and even memorizing it. After years of not taking lessons, I have forgotten all understanding of playing the piano.  I have always thought about attempting to learn again. Maybe this class will inspire me to go for it.


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