Mila Rivera

  • Program: Danbury Public Schools
  • School: Hayestown Avenue Elementary School
  • Location: Danbury, Connecticut
  • Instrument: Oboe

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who nominated you? How long have you been playing your instrument?

Ms. Conrad nominated me. I am 10 years old. I love to play the oboe and I love Irish dance. I live with my parents, sister, brother, and two cats. I have been playing oboe for one year.

What has music and/or your program taught you?

Music makes me happy and helps me relax. My music program has taught me it’s important to work hard and to practice.

What is your favorite piece of music to play?

My favorite piece of music is “A breath of fresh air.”

What do you like to do for fun? Do you have any hobbies?

I like to dance Irish step. I won two first-place medals at my last Feis.

What is your favorite subject(s) in school? Why?

My favorite subject in school is writing. I like to use my imagination and make up stories.

What are your plans for the future?

I want to play the oboe all the way through college. I would like to be a musician and Irish dancer when I grow up.