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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 8.5x11 watercolor growth mindset posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 25 inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your beautiful classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a
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Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a colorful and sleek way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor classroom rules! 26 classroom rules plus 4 heading pages are presented in realistic watercolors. Posters are 8.5x11 inches.
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your beautiful classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a
$4.25
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Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a calming and colorful way with this beautiful set of realistic watercolor MUSIC rules! This item is included in the Watercolor Music Decor BUNDLE! 5 rules using the letters M U S I C are included,
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Organize ANY space and make it beautiful with a few sets of Sterilite drawers and these beautiful and EDITABLE watercolor drawer labels! The download includes: 1. An editable PDF with 24 pre-made labels** 2. Eight pages of editable watercolor
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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 motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 watercolor
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This watercolor music decor BUNDLE will make decorating your classroom a breeze! Plus, this set would be great for the middle school music classroom. Grab this set and save a ton off the prices of the individual items. That's like getting several
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Create a beautiful and calming studio or classroom with these 47 watercolor music symbol posters! This item is included in the Watercolor Music Decor BUNDLE! 48 pages of music symbols are included in this set of music signs, and each symbol is
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This download includes two sets of watercolor solfege posters. One set includes line art hands WITH the solfege syllables, and the other set includes line art hands WITHOUT solfege syllables. See the thumbnails for examples. There are 24 pages in
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Remind your students what appropriate choral vowels sound like in a beautiful way with this colorful set of realistic watercolor IPA choral vowel sounds posters! These posters are perfect for older students in middle and high school because they do
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 watercolor collaborative learning posters. These posters include topics related to collaborative learning, teamwork, working together, and more. See the contents list below for a list
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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 colorful set of 8.5x11 watercolor key signatures posters! They can also be used as giant flash
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Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a colorful and sleek way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor classroom rules! 26 classroom rules plus 4 heading pages are presented in realistic watercolors with a kid-friendly print
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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 motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 inspirational
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Remind your music students of appropriate behavior in the music classroom in a colorful way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor music classroom rules! 17 classroom rules plus 2 heading pages are presented in realistic watercolors.
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This download includes two sets 34 tempo terms and definitions on vibrant watercolor backgrounds One set includes terms PLUS definitions (portrait style), and the other set includes terms only (landscape style). See the thumbnails for examples.
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Remind your music students of appropriate behavior in a colorful and sleek way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor classroom rules! 17 classroom rules plus 1 heading page are presented in realistic watercolors. This item is included
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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
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Have some upcoming events in your classroom that you want to share? Field trips, assignment due dates, or other reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this beautiful set of EDITABLE watercolor academic
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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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