Degrees and Certifications:

BM in Music Education Music Pre-K - 12

Miss Ariel Wade

Welcome to Music!

Hello, my name is Ariel Wade and I am so excited to be teaching music at J.T. Barber and Graham A. Barden Elementary! 

I am originally from Rutland, Vermont, and graduated from Castleton University in 2021 with a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education (Pre-k-12) with a concentration in voice. I recently moved to North Carolina this past July and am loving the warm weather!

Like most music educators, music has been a huge part of my life. Throughout my high school and college career you could either find me on the stage, or in a practice room. It was something I knew I was born to do, but I realized that what I enjoy more, is sharing it with others. My teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that all students, no matter their race, gender, or religion, deserve access to music education. It is my goal in life to try to reach out to as many students as I can and help them find their love of music.  

 Music starts with our heart beats.