Luck is not chance, it’s toil. Fortune’s expensive smile is earned. ~ Emily Dickinson

Mr. Ahrens teaches band & choir at Bear River High School in Grass Valley, CA.


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Music Education Blog Carnival Coming Soon!


I’m pleased to announce that I will be hosting the December edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival here on Sound Education. This is the first opportunity I have had to be on this side of this great tradition and am looking forward reading some fabulous writing! This Blog Carnival is a project of Dr. Joseph Pisano of and promotes the great works being done by Music Education Bloggers across the Internet.  The carnival seeks to provide a free online avenue to provide useful Music Education materials and information to the, ever-increasing, Internet community.

Submit Articles from the following Categories:

  • Music Advocacy
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music Software/Hardware
  • Music Technology
  • Music Tips

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 29th

The carnival is open to music teachers, composers, conductors, professional musicians, students, or any other interested individual who would like to share their thoughts with the growing world of Music Education online.  The blog Carnival is an excellent opportunity to get to know blogs and authors that you may be unfamiliar with, further your own professional or musical development, and to get your own writing seen by more people than would normally visit your own blog site.

We’ve got two weeks to go.

I challenge each of you out there to get writing and make your submissions for the December Edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival!

Submit your Articles HERE.

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If you have questions, you can send me a private tweet to @MrAhrens or write your question in the comments below.


David Ahrens


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