Rhea was born and raised in Laguna Beach California. Rhea’s knack for music began at a very young age. She began playing piano at the age of 4 and later on began playing the violin, viola and steel drum. She was concert master in her middle school and high school orchestra where she acquired several musical awards for leadership, hard work and talent.
Rhea is a classically trained Viola player from Pepperdine University in Malibu California. While attending Pepperdine, Rhea was principle viola player of the Pepperdine University Symphony Orchestra. She was also featured in a Master class at Pepperdine with one of her teachers, Alma Fernandez. She has also played in several operas and musicals with the University and in the Los Angeles area. She has also performed with Earth, Wind and Fire in Las Vegas at a national convention and was in a quartet featured on the hit TV show Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo.
Rhea has performed in numerous weddings in quartets and as a soloist. She also performs occasionally with the Phoenix Opera Orchestra as principle viola player. Rhea is also a private viola instructor and orchestra coach for several high schools.