With the aid of Trinitas students Brooks Hunter, Colby Gilley, and Daniel Perkins, Trinitas music instructor, Mr. Ed Varela, presented “Who Wants to Teach Music Anyway?” at the April 8th meeting of the Pensacola Music Study Club. The students performed Danny Boy, a traditional Irish air arranged by Mark Hayes; Vittoria, Vittoria, by Giacomo Carissimi; and Revolutionary Etude, by Frederich Chopin, respectively, as Mr. Varela discussed his philosophy to use music to teach students the lessons of hard work, poise, life-long learning, listening, and giving.
Edward Varela has been teaching music in Pensacola, Florida since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music, and a Master of Arts degree in Music. As an independent professional music teacher, he is passionate about helping students create memories through music. Varela provides each student with “a complete package” in music education, through exciting repertoire, theory, ear-training, music history, and composition.
Mr. Varela has experience teaching music on the college level, as well as the high school and elementary levels. He is a member of the Pensacola Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association, where his students benefit from participating in local events. He is also a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. Recent performances include Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Florida State Music Teachers Conference, Piano Duo Concert at Northwest Florida State College, Keyboards and Carols at Olive Baptist Church.
Trinitas is honored to have Mr. Ed Varela as both our music instructor and lead private music instructor, and we are excited about the progress our students have made under his tutelage.