Mr. Matt McKagan has been the beloved band director at Lindero Canyon Middle School for the past 30 years. He teaches over 300 students each day and loves to inspire students, through music, to always try their best.
Mr. McKagan has received numerous awards for his teaching skills. Among these awards are: the Music Center's BRAVO award, the Amgen Award for Teacher Excellence, the Los Angeles County award for Excellence in Education, and the Mr. Holland's Opus Award, given at Carnegie Hall. In addition, under Mr. McKagan's direction, the Lindero Jazz Band "A" won first place in the middle school division at the 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2017 Reno Jazz Festivals!
An avid cyclist, Mr. McKagan lives in Agoura Hills with his wife, Rachel, his son, Andrew (24), daughter, Sarah (21), and dog, Chip.