Alisa Rao

Web Developer; Regional Director | New Zealand

Hi, my name is Alisa Rao.  I live in New Zealand and I am currently in Year 10 (sophomore in the US). I first started on the piano and played the piano for the majority of my childhood before I realised that I really did not enjoy playing it, as I hated the number of hours I had to practice on it. I discovered that I was not superhuman, and I certainly can’t just play a piece once and memorise it which infuriated me and made me frustrated at myself.  So…. at the age of 9 years old I decided to choose the cello. I soon figured out that I liked playing the cello as it made me feel important and ‘cool’ for carrying such a big instrument around. I quickly got the hang of my cello and joined the school orchestra which I found very fun. Even though I was a beginner, I still liked being part of a community that was bigger than me and I liked playing my chords in assemblies and showcases. I haven’t been playing the cello for very long but I have to say, I am completely in love with this instrument! As I am very involved in ballet, having the ability to play an instrument really connects me with the classical pieces of music I dance in. Otherwise, it would be just another ‘piece of music’ that I have to dance for my solo, but having the ability to actually play the music makes it 10 times more unique.


Want to collaborate on music videos? Want to explore more about music and the brain? LVP is always looking for new members to add to the team! Whether you have been a musician for your whole life or just starting out, we would love to hear from you!

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