We think it’s about time you get to know us a little bit better. Each week, we’re going to shine the spotlight on a randomly selected Bella girl and see what fun facts we can dig up and share with all of you!
This week, we’re shining the light on… Rhea!
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Orange County, CA. California is my favorite place to be, I love the sunshine, the beach and it’s laid back atmosphere. I hope to move back one day so I can raise my children there.
How and when did you decide to play the viola?
I decided to play the viola in 8th grade after playing violin since 4th grade. I chose this instrument because of it’s rarity in the music world which would possibly guarantee me more work. But the main reason I chose the viola is for the scholarship opportunities.
What do you enjoy most about performing?
I enjoy the need to always be “on your toes” and to strive for perfection. I think that performing is what makes you a better musician because it forces you to be critical about yourself, which then forces you to practice in order to make the next show even better.
Do you have any pre-performance rituals?
Practice, practice, practice. I tend to get very nervous when performing so I try to harness my nerves and find a calm place so I can focus on the music and having fun.
What is your favorite memory from a Bella gig?
My favorite Bella gig memory is probably when I went to Miami for a gig. I love tropical weather and the ocean. It was such a fun gig and I also got to relax on the beach.