Alena Wheeler is currently a student at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri majoring in music. She got her first fiddle by begging....she begged her parents until they finally bought her one. She also plays mandolin, guitar and piano. She entered the Old Time Fiddle Championship in 2009 and had such a good time she decided to return in 2010. Alena is a busy lady for when she’s not studying she plays in an Americana Band called “Hot Toddy and the Riff Raff”. Alena won a Stephan Petrov, Superior Model Violin of Bulgaria, represented by Keller Strings of Lawrence, KS.