Ed Surma connects with Nature and the spirits of Earth in Northern Virginia where he currently resides. A forty-year veteran of the high-tech industry, he has now retired from corporate life to pursue his writing and diverse other interests. He crafts Native American-style drums, leading drum circles and drum-making workshops. He studies Celtic and Nordic mythology and spirituality, practicing shamanism, Reiki, and sound meditation.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University (BA, Creative Writing), he has also lived in Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the National Wildlife Federation and National Audubon Society.
Ed has been making Native American style drums for several years. He leads workshops where students create their own natural hoop drum and is available to teach groups of up to six people in the Northern Virginia area. He regularly leads drum circles and is available to facilitate drumming experiences.
Once Ed was exposed to Tibetan singing bowls they became his new passion. Ed regularly performs sound meditations, including a monthly Facebook Live performance. He travels with his entourage of bowls, chimes, flutes, gongs and percussion and is available to perform for your group's meditation and spiritual services.