Edward Varner has been an educator, musician, actor, and arts education specialist and advocate for more than 32 years. He has presented creativity and the importance of play, SEL, music, arts, language experience, and literacy workshops at a wide variety of local, regional, National, and International conferences and strongly believes we can never stop recruiting teachers and administrators to our cause! Ed has published about the alignments between arts education and social emotional learning competencies and continues to advocate for quality music and arts programming in our schools and community. With 14 years of teaching experience and nearly two decades in arts education leadership, Ed’s mission is to empower teachers in the execution of academic programs to prepare our next generation for the future. “We must know our students well so we can meet them adequately and effectively where they are and help them progress to the next level.” www.edwardvarner.com #peacefuldrummer


“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Angelo

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