Varnie has been performing since 1994. Formally introduced to the art of drumming by Amoah Artis, James Officer & Tim Cunningham. Varnie currently studies as an apprentice under master Drummer Kaikpai Pasaawe of the National Cultural Troop of Liberia. He has received instruction from Mbemba Bangoura, Bolakada Conde, the late Privat Ggobeu and various drummers from West Africa.
Varnie also excels in the art of drum making, always perfecting and expanding his knowledge and techniques. With a strong to tie to his native Besau, Liberia, he brings a strong awareness of indigenous culture, history and an understanding of the transformative role of traditional arts.