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La Paz

A Great Place
to Learn


Dan Robbins

Dan Robbins has been teaching instrumental music at La Paz Intermediate School in Mission Viejo, California for 30 years. He teaches Intermediate and Advanced Band as well as String Orchestra and two Jazz Ensembles. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.

In 2000, Mr. Robbins was honored as the La Paz Intermediate School and Saddleback Valley Unified School District Teacher of the Year. He has been nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award, and this past year he was honored as a national quarter finalist. In addition, La Paz Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Robbins, has been one of 6 middle schools in the U.S. selected to perform at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Fest 14 times since 2005.

Mr. Robbins continues his work with the South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra as the Associate Conductor, and has traveled to Europe 10 times as a performer/conductor with the ensemble since 2005. 

Dan Robbins is married to a music and nurse educator and has two boys, Nicholas and Nolan, ages 22 and 24. A musical family, both boys are former members of the La Paz music program, as a bass and trumpet player respectively.

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Your Program Donation helps the Music Boosters fund all aspects of the instrumental program, except the teacher's salary. Universal participation enables us to keep costs low. The Boosters are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, therefore all donations made to the program are tax-deductible.


Regardless of what program your student participates in, there are costs that must be covered. The Boosters do everything possible to keep costs at a minimum and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. All collected funds go towards running the La Paz Music Program

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We offer a variety of programs built to nurture a love for music and an inclusive place for your children.

All skill levels are welcome.

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