“It’s an understatement to merely say that I love my Viper. My Viper is the gateway to the career I’ve dreamt of my whole life. I always knew I wanted to be a violinist, but not only in the traditional sense. I saw myself playing huge shows and being able to connect with the energy of the audience; rocking out and not being confined to a chair and music stand. When I first saw a Viper I was completely amazed. It was the coolest instrument I had ever seen and I just HAD to get my hands on one. The first time I strapped on a Viper, it just felt so right. My Viper has enabled me to play the music I’ve always loved on a totally rockin’ 7 string fretted version of the instrument I’ve always loved. I have finally found my rightful niche in music thanks to Wood Violins.”
Alissa Jackman is a Violin major at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts in New York City. She first picked up a violin at age 3 and has loved it ever since. Alissa’s first experience with the Electrify Your Strings Program was in 2009. She has played multiple shows with the EYS program and was interviewed, with Mark Wood himself, on ABC about the program. She has also performed in various fundraising concerts such as the Electrify Your Music Foundation kick off concert featuring Dee Snider, and the MuzArt World Organization’s “We Are Hope” concert. She has been attending the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp since 2011. Alissa is passionate about her music, proud to be part of the Wood Violins family, and is excited to see how far her growing music career will take her.