Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Music Education from East Carolina University

Mrs. Sarah Matthews

Hello and Welcome! I am so happy you're here. It is my goal to make every student feel seen and heard every time they walk into my classroom. I'm looking forward to a year of musical fun and learning! 

I am a graduate of East Carolina University where I earned a Bachelors degree in Music Education. Go Pirates! I am a flute player from Havelock, North Carolina. I currently reside in Jacksonville, NC. I am married and have a 2-year-old daughter (Sadie), 2 dogs, and 2 cats. I come from a very musical family! Both my parents were band directors, as well as many other family members making a career in Music Education. 

A few of my favorites include: 

Music - T-Swift, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini,

Color - Purple! 

Food - Chick-fil-a, Bojangles, Jersey Mikes

Stores - Target, Ulta, Hobby Lobby

Snack/Candy - Kitkats, Salt&Vin chips

Drink - COFFEE! Peach Tea


    Music ‘brings us together, helping us reflect upon who we are, where we have come from, and what lies ahead.’ The arts and music transcend ‘languages, cultures, and borders’ … and helps ‘exchange ideas and styles and share in the artistic vibrancy born from diverse experiences and traditions.’


    – Former USA President, Barack Obama 

    Research shows that at-least some musical education has a positive impact on social and cognitive development of children. And these effects are long lasting – better hearing, better motor skills, improved memory, better verbal and literacy skills.


    – Alan Harvey, Musician and Neuroscientist