52 Stories: Robert
Robert Alejo, 3rd Grade, Viola
How long have you been playing the viola at HOLA?
I’ve been playing for 3 years.
Why do you like coming to HOLA?
They teach us how to play the viola and other instruments.
Is your favorite instrument the viola?
Yes. I like it because it’s a little taller than the violin.
Do you want to learn how to play any other instruments?
I want to learn the trombone because you get to use the slide and I think that’s cool.
What do you do when you’re not at HOLA?
On Mondays and Thursdays after HOLA my Dad takes me to soccer practice.
What’s your favorite movie?
I like the movie Johnny English. It’s about an agent and I like it because it’s funny.
“52 Stories” profiles HOLA students in the Youth Orchestra LA program, a partnership with the LA Phil to bring orchestral music to inner-city youth.