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By Melody Payne
Grab this huge set of no prep, no frills, print-and-go music theory worksheets and activities, and you'll have plenty of resources to teach rhythms, music math, notes on the staff, piano keys, music symbols, music vocabulary, time signatures,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$18.00
244 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (117.28 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 32 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring a variety of instruments of the orchestra! Perfect for:Instrument unitsOrchestra unitsWorld music unitsFolk music unitsEarly finishersCenter workGroup
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
111 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.75 MB)
By Melody Payne
Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of musical instruments? These musical instrument worksheets, quizzes, and assessment pages are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect to use as a quick assessment, homework,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$4.00
97 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (106.69 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 21 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring classroom percussion instruments! Perfect for instrument units, orchestra units, early finishers, center work, group lessons, music camps, the sub tub,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
67 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.89 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.75
63 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.74 MB)
By Melody Payne
This awesome bundle of activities is perfect for elementary piano students, group classes, music camps, private piano lessons, the music classroom, and more! Give your youngest beginners a solid foundation from the very beginning of piano lessons
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Games
$41.70
$35.00
57 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Happy Fall, Y'all! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these delightful coloring pages featuring some of our favorite fall friends! These are no ordinary coloring pages. Students must test their musical knowledge as they color each page.
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.50
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.47 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 50 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring kids in music class playing instruments, and there is also a singer! 25 pages of coloring sheets say "I can play the {instrument}", and 25 pages give
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
35 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.34 MB)
By Melody Payne
Bible Story Flip Books are perfect to use with your Pre-K, K, and First Graders during VBS, Sunday School, Bible time at school, Bible time at home, and more! They can even be used as a jumping-off point for a 5-day series of mini-lessons leading up
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
35 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (19.12 MB)
By Melody Payne
16 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed piano key and staff worksheets (treble and bass clef) for budding musicians! Perfect for elementary music, piano classes, music theory classes, music appreciation or beginning music classes, music
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.92 MB)
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to this BUNDLE of 91 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring orchestra instruments, classroom percussion instruments, American folk instruments, and instruments from Africa and China, and save 20% off
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$10.25
$8.25
19 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.75
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.96 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
29 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.18 MB)
By Melody Payne
Bible Story Flip Books are perfect to use with your Pre-K, K, and First Graders during VBS, Sunday School, Bible time at school, Bible time at home, and more! They can even be used as a jumping-off point for a 5-day series of mini-lessons during any
Subjects:
Religion, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (8.68 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (20.11 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.81 MB)
By Melody Payne
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
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.61 MB)
By Melody Payne
Dynamics are an incredibly important part of music making. What better way to teach and review dynamics than by using fun winter activities that kids love! Skiing, sledding, throwing snowballs, ice skating...All of these activities, and more, can be
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Flash Cards, Posters
$3.25
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (44.94 MB)
By Melody Payne
Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 growth mindset coloring pages. Use this coloring book 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
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.75 MB)
By Melody Payne
Happy Halloween! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these fun music Halloween coloring pages! Students must test their musical knowledge as they color each page. Perfect for early finishers, as a quick assessment, center work, group
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.78 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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