The halls are alive with the sound of music at Wendler Middle School!

That's thanks in part to band director Megan Webb. Every day, Webb is able to participate in two of her biggest passions in life: teaching and music.

“It was the best time for me in school, when I was in music class," Webb said. "I really like sharing that exercise with [my students] because that’s where I wanted to be all the time.”

From a young age growing up on the Kenai peninsula, Webb knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up, she just didn't know the path she'd take.

“I told my parents I wanted to be in a rock band or whatever," Webb said. "They were worried because as a really young kid I was totally tone deaf so they thought I’d be wasting my life. Then I got into band in fifth grade. That’s when things started to click musically for me.”

Overcoming early obstacles, Webb went on to study clarinet and voice at the University of Nevada Reno. She sets a great example for her students looking to grow through adversity, while helping them find their purpose through music.

“It’s not the end of the world if something is not clicking right away," Webb said. "There’s time to figure it out. Any kid is capable of learning how to do music, play an instrument, or sing with enough time and energy.”

Webb takes the time to work with each student and gives her energy with hopes to inspire creative energy in her students. She doesn't want her students leaving her class with any regrets.

“I’ve never met an adult that said I’m really glad I quit doing music," Webb said. "Everyone that I talk to is like 'I wish I would have kept playing trombone when I was in middle school because it can take you so many different places in life.'”

Wishing the best for her students and directing them on an encouraging, fun, and creative life's path, Megan Webb is KTVA 11's Head of the Class.

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