Aliya has been an active member of The Pine School music department for four years. She is a leader in the steel pan ensemble having played this instrument since the 7th grade. She has taken on mentees in the class and solo opportunities in the community. Aliya spent her spring break in a hospital in Kenya where she visited the facilities, patients and their families. Because of this experience she has decided to build and tune her own steel pans for use with the middle school students here, hold a concert where the price of admission would be one music supply which she would then send to the hospital in Kenya for use by students there. Aliya plans to continue with her passion for the steel pan through college.