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Updated in March 2017 to include 20 items! 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
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**This item is part of the Composition Bundle! This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! The pages can be used as slides, on iPad or other tablet, printed, and more. Step by step
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Three sets of 97 musical instrument cards are included in this huge flash card and labels pack! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! The first set includes both the name of the instrument plus the picture. The second set
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Need a fun way to spice up your students' practice sessions? Give them this deck of 55 practice cards and their practice will be revolutionized! **This product is included in the Beginning Piano MEGA BUNDLE for Elementary Students, Groups, Camps,
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19 ratings
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Review 42 musical symbols with this matching game plus a set of flash cards! Students will slam dunk the basketballs of music symbols and terms, they can play memory match with the cards, and a score board is included for keeping score when
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$2.60
27 ratings
4.0
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**This item is part of the Composition Bundle! This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite campfire treats: S'mores! The Valentine version contains the same activities and materials as the original, but with an
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$3.20
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (37.92 MB)
Summer version of one of my best-selling winter products "Let the Music Games Begin! Winter Games for Elementary Students"! Same game, all new seasonal sports! Fun summer games to use with one student, a group, in the classroom, music camp, and
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$3.16
7 ratings
4.0
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Music math is the favorite activity of one of my sweet piano students, and she was the inspiration for this fun set of music math flash cards! Music math flash cards are perfect for individual or group use. Great for the private lesson setting,
$1.95
$1.56
17 ratings
4.0
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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
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Save 20% off individual prices by purchasing this bundle! These five fun and engaging composition activities were inspired by some of my favorite holidays and treats: Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, Zombies, and S'mores! Step by step
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$12.80
19 ratings
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**Updated in May 2016! All Aboard the Tempo Train! includes 33 train-themed cards with the most well-known tempo (and tempo-related) terms on them, and 33 train-themed cards with the definitions of those terms on them. This tempo term memory match
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**This item is part of the Composition Bundle! This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Step by step instructions lead students to compose their very own song over a period of days or weeks
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10 ratings
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Give your students a fun way to review their hands and finger numbers with the Finger Numbers & Hands Memory Match game! These pages feature boy and girl football players who are happy to assist your students with remembering right and left
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8 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (17.74 MB)
Avast ye!! Did ye know that 9/19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day? Give your little buccaneers a fun way to review 48 music symbols with me brand new exciting pirate-themed Music Symbol Memory Match game! Aye, these pages feature buccaneers, pirate lads,
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10 ratings
4.0
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Turtle Partner Picker cards will help your students choose partners for games and activities in group lessons, camps, and in the music classroom by allowing them to draw a card (half of a turtle with a music symbol on it), then locate the student
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$1.60
28 ratings
4.0
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Give your young students a fun way to review the notes of the treble staff and bass staff with these S'mores flash cards! 30 different notes are included, spanning from 2 ledger lines below the bass staff through two ledger lines above the treble
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$1.60
12 ratings
4.0
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Give your young students a fun way to review their piano keys with these Creepy Crawly Keys giant piano key flash cards! These pages feature several kinds of friendly bugs that are happy to assist your young students with remembering the names and
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$2.40
4 ratings
4.0
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Use these 47 fun music symbol flash cards to help your students review a ton of music symbols! These music symbols flash cards are featured on vibrant striped backgrounds and an ink-friendly line-art set is also included. Both American (quarter
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$2.40
4 ratings
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Treat your students to a fun way to practice identifying intervals with these vibrant and fun panda-themed interval flash cards! These Pandamonium cards are just like PenguIntervals interval flash cards, but with a new panda theme, and in vibrant
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6 ratings
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Digital Download ZIP (44.42 MB)
Treat your students to a fun way to practice identifying intervals with these vibrant and fun penguin-themed interval flash cards! Penguintervals cards are perfect for individual or group use. Great for the private lesson setting, music centers,
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6 ratings
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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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