Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime

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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 10 colorful 8.5x11 posters. Hang them in your classroom or studio to create a beautiful display. 9 of the posters can be used in any classroom, and one is music-related (specifically,
Subjects:
Music, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.84 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Looking for some beautiful motivational music posters to decorate your workspace? Look no further! Make your office a calming, welcome, and beautiful space by using these ultra feminine motivational posters to bring a whole new level of glamorous
Subjects:
Music, Music and Dance, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.55 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
You've asked, and I've responded! Introducing my quote poster line in a new KID-FRIENDLY FONT! Same inspiring quotes, with an easy-to-read font for your younger students. Inspire and encourage your students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam
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Specialty, Religion, Character Education
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
$3.60
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (26.94 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Is your computer's desktop cluttered and disorganized? Is it stressing you out because you can't find what you need quickly? Grab some desktop organizers and make your computer desktop a calming, welcome, and efficient workspace! What are desktop
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For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
$2.40
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (127.97 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Looking for some beautiful motivational desktop images, screensavers, wallpaper, and iPad lock screens (lockscreens)? Look no further! Make your computer's desktop a calming, welcome, and efficient workspace by consolidating your desktop folders
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For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
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Not Grade Specific
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Other, Fun Stuff, For Principals & Administrators
$3.00
$2.40
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (79.96 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
These fun and whimsical llama binder covers come in 16 designs (8 with shiplap backgrounds, and 8 with solid color backgrounds), are editable, and include 4 sizes of spines! 1, 1.5, 2, and 3 inches! ⭐️ View the PREVIEW to see the designs. **Only the
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For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
$2.80
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (73.31 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Thank you for your interest in Plucky Fonts! All Plucky Fonts are drawn by hand by Melody Payne, The Plucky Pianista. The purchase price includes one font, plus a small business commercial use license. This font may also be used for personal use.
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$2.40
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.29 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Is your computer's desktop cluttered and disorganized? Is it stressing you out because you can't find what you need quickly? Grab some desktop organizers and make your computer desktop a calming, welcome, and efficient workspace! What are desktop
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
$2.40
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (155.98 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Your students will LLOVE receiving gifts labeled with these fun LLAMA Christmas/holiday gift tags! What's Included:12 different tags with adorable Christmas llamas9 of each tag on one pageFull color tagsBlack & white tagsPartial color
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
$2.40
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.72 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
These fun and whimsical llama binder covers come in 8 designs, are editable, and include 4 sizes of spines! 1, 1.5, 2, and 3 inches! ⭐️ View the PREVIEW to see the designs. **Only the TEXT is editable. The placement of the boxes and images is NOT
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
$2.40
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (39.30 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Looking for some beautiful motivational posters to decorate your workspace? Look no further! Make your office a calming, welcome, and beautiful space by using these ultra feminine motivational posters to bring a whole new level of glamorous
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Posters, For Principals & Administrators
$3.00
$2.40
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.21 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Inspire and motivate your elementary students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your chic and glam classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway,
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
$3.60
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (28.52 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Looking for an out-of-this-world set of labels for your classroom filing system? Organize ANY space and make it beautiful with a few sets of Sterilite drawers and these beautiful and EDITABLE watercolor galaxy drawer labels! Perfect for a Star Wars,
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For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
$2.40
1 rating
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Your students will love receiving gifts labeled with these fun unicorn Christmas/holiday gift tags! What's Included:12 different tags with adorable Christmas unicorns9 of each tag on one pageFull color tagsBlack & white tagsPartial color
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
$2.40
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (23.42 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
These rustic, industrial, shiplap, and chic binder covers come in 11 designs, are editable, and include 4 sizes of matching spines! 1, 1.5, 2, and 3 inches! Touches of gold and glitter are added to make them more than your ordinary farmhouse style.
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For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this adorable set of EDITABLE
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For All Subject Areas, Back to School
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$3.75
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Have some information about your music classroom that you want to share? Audition information, field trips, instruments, recital dates, or other reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this adorable set of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$3.75
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
***Download this free set of music rules and then read 3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance . EXCERPT: In recent months, I've heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
FREE
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.43 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Whether you're a teacher, administrator, parent, or student, these elegant thank you notes will be a hit among the people who receive a handwritten note from you! There are 3 designs, all of which are full color on the outside and white on the
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For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
13 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
This tutorial is a favorite of mine, because it solves a problem that many of us have! Raise your hand if you love shopping on TpT for the perfect worksheets for your students! But as teachers, we're often on a very tight budget and we hesitate to
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For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology, For All Subjects
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Not Grade Specific
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Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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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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