By Stephanie Chingas
Congratulations to Mr. Larry Blackburn, ALA’s April Teacher of the Month.
Mr. Blackburn has worked at American Leadership Academy since 2008. He teaches Broadway-style music for the Music Dance Theater classes, Theater Tech, and Piano Lab. He also accompanies the choirs with Rick Lunt, Co-directs musicals, and directs the show band for Evolution. What he loves the most about teaching at ALA, is being able to prepare his students for a professional career in the arts as well as the standard of excellence students are held to.
Blackburn attended Arizona State University, UC Santa Barbara where he received his Bachelors and most of his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting. He recently finished off his Master’s in Organ Performance at BYU.
Larry enjoys cooking and traveling, and loves the Food Network and playing his piano. He started playing piano at the age of 11 and often found himself practicing 14 hours a day while in high school.
When he is not working, you can find him with his 2 children eating, playing cards, or watching movies.