Melody Payne

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By Melody Payne
The 2018-2020 update is complete! Now Google Drive compatible! If you've already purchased the survival kit, all you'll need to do is re-download the updated version for free. If you haven't purchased the survival kit yet, take the plunge! You'll be
Subjects:
Music, Music and Dance, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$11.00
40 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (234.69 MB)
By Melody Payne
This watercolor music decor BUNDLE will make decorating your classroom a breeze! This colorful and elegant set is perfect for the middle school or high school music classroom, and there are tons of options for the elementary music classroom as well!
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$39.50
$28.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
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:A printable PDF with 24 pre-made labels**A PowerPoint with eight pages of editable
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
30 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (38.20 MB)
By Melody Payne
Choose from TEN realistic and beautiful watercolor binder covers and spines that are editable! This set also includes 3 different sizes of editable matching binder spines! 1.5 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. Click the THUMBNAILS button for a quick peek at
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:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (82.75 MB)
By Melody Payne
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 chic & glam calendars!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$4.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (160.36 MB)
By Melody Payne
The 2018-2020 update is complete! Now Google Drive compatible! If you've already purchased the survival kit, all you'll need to do is re-download the updated version for free. If you haven't purchased the survival kit yet, take the plunge! You'll be
Subjects:
Music, Music and Dance, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$11.00
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (147.09 MB)
By Melody Payne
The 2018-2020 update is complete! Now Google Drive compatible! If you've already purchased the survival kit, all you'll need to do is re-download the updated version for free. If you haven't purchased the survival kit yet, take the plunge! You'll be
Subjects:
Music, Music and Dance, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$11.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (198.09 MB)
By Melody Payne
The most organized piano teacher binder yet! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so I created this amazing set of Chic & Glam piano teacher binder inserts: 101 printable 8.5x11 pages of binder covers, tabs, and spine inserts, and includes 15
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 Principals & Administrators
$4.00
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (106.72 MB)
By Melody Payne
Organize ANY space and make it beautiful with a few sets of Sterilite drawers and these beautiful and EDITABLE chic & glam drawer labels! The download includes:An editable PDF with 21 pre-made labelsSix chic & glam designs of editable
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (28.25 MB)
By Melody Payne
The best set of piano teacher binder dividers yet! Get a head start on getting organized for piano lessons this year with this great set of divider pages. They'll have you organized and ready to go in no time! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other, Printables
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.75 MB)
By Melody Payne
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 calendars! Now
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (90.53 MB)
By Melody Payne
The most organized piano teacher binder yet! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so I created this amazing set of piano teacher binder inserts: 94 printable 8.5x11 PDF pages of binder covers and divider pages, PLUS 14 blank templates that you can
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Printables
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (57.21 MB)
By Melody Payne
The most beautiful piano teacher binder yet! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so I created this elegant set of binder inserts: 83 downloadable and reproducible 8.5x11 PDF pages of binder covers and divider pages, PLUS 3 blank templates that you
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Printables
$3.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (52.21 MB)
By Melody Payne
These fun and whimsical llama, cactus, and shiplap binder covers and spines come in 16 designs (8 with shiplap backgrounds, and 8 with solid color backgrounds), are editable, and include 3 sizes of spines! 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch! Click the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (58.45 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.25 MB)
By Melody Payne
Please enjoy these FREE binder covers for your piano students! I designed them for my own kiddos for this year, and I wanted to share them with you! The colors of the rainbow plus black and white are included. Click the THUMBNAILS button for a quick
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (15.38 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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