Melody Payne

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Melody Payne
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Welcome your students to your music classroom or studio in style with this fun music banner! Colorful chevron cork backgrounds with fun chalkboard labels are featured, and you'll have all the letters you need to spell "Welcome to Music!" or "Welcome
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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
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Welcome your students to your classroom in style with this fun back to school banner! Colorful chevron cork backgrounds with fun chalkboard labels are featured, and you'll have all the letters you need to spell "Welcome!" or "Welcome Back!" in
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This download includes 7 sets of chalkboard, chevron, and cork solfege posters: One set of line art hands, 4 sets of different skin tones, one set without the solfege terms, and one black and white set with the solfege terms, for a total of 89 pages
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Inspire and encourage your students with these 74 ABC Bible Posters! Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, Sunday School room, VBS room, Children's Church, or Bible study room for a fun look!
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This set of musical instrument posters is now bigger and better than ever! Decorate your studio or classroom with these 84 fun musical instrument signs! 84 pages of instruments on chalkboard and cork chevron backgrounds are included in this set, and
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Looking for a fun way to teach and review key signatures? Look no further! Your students will be confident with key signatures in no time with this snazzy set of chevron, chalkboard, and cork key signatures posters! Major key signatures, minor key
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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!


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!


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 (scroll down to the last section of the post)


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.


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 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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