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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 growth mindset coloring banners. Use these banners on the first day of school to reinforce growth mindset, and have your own students contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
$4.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Review 42 musical symbols with this set of symbol flash cards, term flash cards, plus a matching game! Students will slam dunk basketballs with music symbols into nets with the matching musical terms, they can play memory match with the cards, and
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Printables
$3.25
$2.60
31 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.57 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these delightful coloring pages featuring characters of a beloved Christmas song, The 12 Days of Christmas! These are no ordinary coloring pages. Students must test their musical knowledge as they color
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.95
$3.16
31 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.18 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Decorate your studio or classroom with these colorful music symbol signs. 42 symbols on yellow, orange, green, multi-color chevron, multi-color stripes, and multi-color polka dots are included in this set, and each symbol is on a separate 8.5 x 11
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
$3.20
23 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
This set of 50 vibrant and colorful rhythm cards and slides will be a great addition to any studio or classroom! There are several options for using these pages, and the colorful pages are perfect for projecting or using with iPad. Green Pages: The
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.50
$2.80
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (21.42 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
These summer friends play dough and tracing mats are a fun way for young musicians to review music symbols in a hands-on way! Two sets of symbols are included: a set for students to use with play dough (use with whatever age you deem appropriate),
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
$2.40
53 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.87 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Inspire your students to change their mindsets with this fun set of adorable and kid-friendly llama, cactus, and shiplap growth mindset posters!This download includes:4 sets of Growth Mindset posters!! I couldn’t choose my favorite, so you get all
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
$3.60
30 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (58.88 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Ahoy, Matey! Give your students a fun way to review the notes of the treble staff with these adorable pirate-themed worksheets. Perfect for "Talk Like A Pirate" Day. For extra fun, have the students say their answers in their best pirate
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$2.00
$1.60
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.13 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
This set of beautiful watercolor solfege posters includes diatonic & chromatic posters, posters with solfege syllables, and posters without solfege syllables, as well as portrait & landscape posters, all in script and print fonts**Includes
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
$3.20
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (99.77 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 18 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring the instruments of Africa and China! Perfect for instrument units, world music units, early finishers, center work, group lessons, music camps, the sub
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
$1.60
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.81 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Give your youngest students a fun way to review their piano keys with the Piano Key Memory Match game! These pages feature several kinds of friendly bugs that are happy to help your young students remember the names and locations of all the piano
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Games
$3.00
$2.40
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (32.69 MB)
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$3.75
$3.00
14 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (81.67 MB)
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 glamorous set of EDITABLE
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$3.75
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (71.70 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
This download includes five sets of chic and glam solfege posters. One set includes line art hands, and each additional set contains a different skin tone. This product is included in the Chic & Glam Music Bundle! and also in the SMALLER Chic
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
$2.40
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.18 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Teach your choral students vowels and consonants from the International Phonetic Alphabet in a calming and beautiful way with these vibrant watercolor IPA vowels & consonants posters! These posters are perfect for older students in middle and
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
$3.60
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (18.35 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 "Beethoven Says!" This game is an update to a fun little game I posted on my blog several years ago. Read the original blog post here. I hope your
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Games
$3.00
$2.40
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (20.55 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a glamorous and chic way with this set of vibrant and beautiful chic & glam classroom rules! 34 classroom rules plus 4 heading pages are presented in chic & glam, with variations of pink,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
$2.80
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (26.31 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Decorate your studio or classroom with these 47 fun music symbol signs! 48 pages of music symbols on chalkboard and chevron cork backgrounds are included in this set, as well as an ink-friendly line-art set, and each symbol is on a separate 8.5 x 11
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
$3.20
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (113.70 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 74 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible ABC pictures and handwriting practice! These coloring sheets are perfect for preschool, Sunday School, VBS, children's church, and much more. These
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
$3.60
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.61 MB)
By Melody Payne - Music for a Lifetime
These Halloween owl-themed cross-curricular worksheets take musical math to a whole new level! Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fill-in-the-blank-with-a-number-or-note sheets are sure to make a "positive" impact on your students,
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.59 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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