Bob Athayde began teaching privately in 1970 and in the public schools in 1976. Since 1986, he has taught full time at Stanley Intermediate School in Lafayette, California. Recognized for his outstanding teaching and musicianship, Mr. Athayde has garnered a number of awards including the California Music Educator’s Don Schmeer Outstanding Band Teacher of California Award. Mr. Athayde has been featured as Guest Artist/Clinician/Adjudicator on trumpet and piano at the Cal-State Stanislaus Jazz Festival, and has served as an adjudicator in all instrumental music areas for the California Music Educators Association and the University of California at Berkeley Jazz Festival. He also teaches private lesson (trumpet and piano), performs with his own band, Surefire, serves as Director of the Lafayette Summer Music Workshop, and teaches, conducts, and adjudicates for various music festivals around the Bay Area.
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