Scott Joplin Ragtime Foundation Artist in Residence “Perfessor” Bill Edwards entertained students at Horace Mann Elementary School Thursday morning. The certified piano technician played the keyboard at numerous area schools this week.
Edwards, 55, bills himself as a “professional purveyor of pianistic pyrotechnics.” A native of California, he lives in Ashburn, Va., a suburb of Washington, DC. The 2014 Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival is scheduled for June 4-7 in Sedalia. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.