Melody Payne

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By Melody Payne
Welcome your students to your music classroom or studio in style with this fun music pennant banner! Colorful chevron cork backgrounds with cute and trendy chalkboard labels are featured.You'll have all the letters you need to spell the
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
40 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
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
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (113.70 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.75
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.71 MB)
By Melody Payne
This download of chalkboard, chevron, and cork solfege hand signs posters will be a fun and cheerful way to help your music students as they sing with solfege syllables and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs!The download includes:7 sets of chalkboard,
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.25
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (31.31 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and educate your students with these 74 ABC Bible Posters! Hang them in your classroom, Sunday School room, children's church hallway, VBS room, or Bible study room for a fun look! They're so perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten, and your kids
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (65.58 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (68.79 MB)
By Melody Payne
Looking for an eye-catching way to teach and review key signatures? Your students will be confident with key signatures in no time with this snazzy set of chevron, chalkboard, and cork key signatures posters! Great for the music classroom or the
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.25
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (28.70 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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