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Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Mark Wood preps Lynbrook HS for concert

Long Island native Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian

Long Island native Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra brought his electric violin to Lynbrook High School on Nov. 1, 2013, Friday, to work with the school orchestra. They practiced for an evening concert of rock orchestra music. Credit: Chuck Fadely

The Lynbrook High School orchestra participated in a workshop Friday with Mark Wood, an electric violinist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The workshop, part of Wood's "Electrify Your Strings" program, prepared the students for a concert Saturday night at the school featuring the music they learned and practiced with Wood on Friday. The students enjoyed the experience of learning a more contemporary way to play classical music.

Wood, a Long Island native, said that teaching kids is what he enjoys the most. Check out the video feature above for more.

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