Valerie W. Stephenson


Valerie W. Stephenson is an accomplished instrumental and vocal teacher of all ages and has taught elementary, secondary, University and older adults for over 40 years. Valerie is an active handbell composer, arranger, author, conductor and clinician with extensive ringing and conducting experience. She currently directs and rings with the Southside Handbell Ensemble. She has been an active participant in the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) on the Area VI board and is currently serving as Florida State Chair for Area IV since October of 2007.

Valerie resides in Jacksonville, FL and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Florida State University and a Master of Music in theory and composition from the University of Wisconsin.