Larry D. Allen, Ed.S.


Inspirational Training & Support for Teachers

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

The Evolution of a Teacher

6x9 Evolution of a Teacher FRONT COVER copy

The Evolution of a Teacher is the “Larry D. Allen story.” A teacher who begins his saga with his near-death experience at age 7, the parade of mentors that came into his life who directed him into the field of music teaching and music performance, and the students who encouraged his visions to improve the quality of music teaching, student learning and music teacher training.

The focus of this book is the spiritual nature of every student and the high level of energy that each student possesses when they enter into the classroom. Mr. Allen reveals these powerful life-changing experiences with his students and the evolution of his teaching.

One of the powerful teachings in Mr. Allen’s experience is the internal teacher within every learner, and the importance for each child to listen to their internal teacher. For a student learning to play a new musical instrument their internal teacher is their vocal skills and their listening skills which have been developed since birth. The internal teacher: the vocal and listening skills will help the learner develop their beginning instrumental music skills.

Each generation learns from the previous generation. When Mr.Allen is teaching students, his vision is not one of the students he physically sees in the classroom, but his vision is of the students as leaders of the next generation: fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and future leaders who will teach their values to the next generation within each local community.

Finally, Mr. Allen sees “the role of the teacher” as the highest professional calling of the 21st century in our local communities: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, coaches, school teachers and religious education teachers. These “teachers” are the “mentors” and “role models” who continue to influence the souls of our children: the leaders of the next generation.