Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime

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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Is it difficult to get your piano students to practice in December? Then you need this Christmas piano practice craft to encourage your students to practice all the way to Christmas day! This is Gnomie, and he will be your students' piano practice
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (5.74 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this BUNDLE of 7 composition activities! When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in this
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Homework
$35.00
$28.00
Bundle
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Autumn composition activity! When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Autumn Composing,
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Flash Cards
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (40.35 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Do your piano students cringe when you mention "composing"? Do they tell you they "can't write music"? Then you need this Christmas composition activity! When students follow the step-by-step composition instructions and worksheets in Christmas
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Flash Cards
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (27.84 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Review right hand, left hand, finger numbers, and piano keys in a snap by playing a quick round of my beginning piano students' favorite piano keys game Zombie Says! Playing Zombie Says is like playing the fun childhood game “Simon Says”, but with
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (39.14 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Feed the Pumpkin is a printable Halloween sight-reading and ear training game that reviews the notes of Middle C Position (Bass F to Treble G, F3 to G4). These 20 minor key melody cards help beginning piano students strengthen their sight-reading
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
$4.50
1
Digital Download PDF (7.49 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Be the grooviest piano teacher on the block with this piano bulletin board: Piano is Groovy! The bold and colorful text says “Piano is Groovy!” and is decorated with stars and flowers. This fun bulletin board is great for piano lessons and to spice
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (9.05 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Organize your lesson plans and piano student binders with these retro groovy piano binder covers! Choose from 12 different binder cover designs featuring a variety of groovy clipart. What is included in this set of piano binder covers?Binder covers
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$4.75
Digital Download PDF (5.14 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
This Middle C spelling bee note reading game gives beginning piano students a fun way to review treble and bass clef notes in Middle C Position: Bass F to Treble G (F3 to G4). Three-letter spelling words created from the letters of the music
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (10.64 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Music symbols are fun to review with these color by music symbols Boom Cards™! Dinosaur-themed coloring music task cards help students review music symbols, terms, and definitions, including note values, rests, dynamics, and more.Boom Cards™ are
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$16.50
$13.20
Bundle
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Review a variety of music concepts with this bundle of holiday and seasonal music coloring pages! Review music theory, rhythm, treble and bass clef notes on the staff, music symbols, identifying music symbols, defining music symbols, piano keys,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$51.00
$40.80
Bundle
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Review a wide variety of music concepts with this music worksheets mega bundle! Review music theory, rhythm, treble and bass clef notes on the staff (alto clef too!), intervals, music symbols, tracing, drawing, identifying, defining, piano keys,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$98.50
$68.95
1
Bundle
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
The study of piano scales, chords, and arpeggios is extremely important to a pianist’s development. Help your students become Scales Superstars as they work their way through this valuable collection of piano technique books that include
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$45.00
$36.00
1
Bundle
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Organize your lesson plans and classroom with these elegant eucalyptus, gold, and marble editable teacher binder covers! Choose from TWELVE gorgeous and editable covers, plus 4 sizes of spines in 2 beautiful designs. What is included in this set of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$4.75
Digital Download ZIP (60.54 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
If you're looking for a fun way to review the names of the white piano keys with your beginning piano students, this Piano Key Spelling Bee music game is just what you need! Three- and 4-letter music alphabet spelling words are shown on the piano
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$4.50
1
Digital Download PDF (24.52 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
These sports-themed music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary, middle school, and high school music students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students,
Subjects:
End of Year, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables
$8.00
Digital Download PPTX (79.75 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Is your studio recital coming up soon? Do you need help remembering and organizing all the details (decorations, food, gifts, and awards) and planning the perfect day for your piano students? If you want to organize a fabulous piano recital, my
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Professional Development
$10.00
Digital Download ZIP (15.97 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
As piano teachers and piano studio business owners, we spend a lot of time planning ahead. We plan ahead for lessons, for festivals and recitals, and to create the ideal piano teaching schedule. But do we ever look back on our piano teaching
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Professional Development
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (5.95 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Music symbols are fun to review with this color by code music symbols Boom™ Cards activity! 43 dinosaur-themed coloring music task cards help students review music symbols and terms in multiple choice format, including notes, rests, dynamics, clefs,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$5.50
Digital Download PDF (5.76 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Music symbols are fun to review with this color by code music symbols Boom™ Cards activity! 39 dinosaur-themed coloring music task cards help students review music symbols and definitions, including notes, rests, dynamics, clefs, and more.They are
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$5.50
Digital Download PDF (5.83 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

There is music in every child, and it is my absolute pleasure to help each child I teach fall in love with music! I have a PhD in music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy, and it is such a joy to create educational resources for music teachers and students! I've been teaching private piano lessons since 1990, blogging since March 2012, and creating digital resources since May 2013. Besides teaching piano lessons and creating resources for music teachers and students, I accompany choirs at our local high school and middle school, and play piano and keyboard at my church. In short, I love being a musician!

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a teacher, I consider my style to be encouraging, patient, and kind, I meet students where they are and provide them with relevant tools and information to help them reach their potential. I ask lots of questions and expect only the best from my students. They are awesome!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mississippi College awarded me with the Distinguished Young Faculty award in 2009 for excellence in teaching, and for opening, directing, and growing their new music preparatory department. In 2007, I became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano through the Music Teachers National Association, and in 2017 I became permanently professionally certified. My work has been featured on a few different sites, and it has been an honor to collaborate with many amazing musicians over the past several years. “The Top Influential Piano Blogs You Should Be Reading” at Digital Piano Review Guide “7 Piano Experts Share Their Business Growing Tips” at Tim Topham “TTTV 052: Teaching Skype Lessons with Melody Payne” Podcast Interview at Tim Topham “Problem solved! Seeking solutions online. Part 1: Blogs” by Karen Thickstun, Cara Haxo, Abigail Huston, and Joanna Reinhardt in Clavier Companion Magazine, July/August 2015. My original Plucky Pianista blog was listed as number 3 of 20 music teaching blogs that resonated with college piano pedagogy majors, according to their evaluation rubric. “Choosing a Life in Music” at Musical-U.com (scroll down to the last section of the post)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My degrees include a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Doctor of Philosophy in Music with emphases in music education and piano pedagogy from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a classically trained pianist and I enjoy teaching custom piano lessons to children and adults of all ages and abilities. I have taught at Louisiana State University (while in graduate school), Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, and Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. I enjoy blogging at my website at MelodyPayne.com and operating my online business on TpT. My incredible and supportive husband Greg and I live in a small town nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

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