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This is by FAR the largest collection of worksheets I have ever set out to put together! My goal was 100 pages, and when the pack reached 100, I just couldn't stop creating. So here you go! 175 pages of no prep, no frills, print and go music
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The eleven PDF worksheets included in the “Keys Are A Breeze!” piano keyboard packet are sure to help your beginners learn the letter names of the piano keys in no time. Expanded to 11 pages 9/29/16! **This product is included in the Beginning
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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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Welcome your students to your music classroom or studio in style with this fun music banner! Colorful chevron cork backgrounds with fun chalkboard labels are featured, and you'll have all the letters you need to spell "Welcome to Music!" or "Welcome
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This vibrant, colorful, and adorable Piano Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your piano recital, and give your studio recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and kid-friendly look! The set
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The 2017-2018 update is complete! 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 glad you did! Be the most
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Some of you amazing music teachers have been asking me to "un-retire" my original Staff Wars worksheets, so I did a MAJOR overhaul, and here you go - a totally different product! 41 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed music worksheets for
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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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If you have very young students who are learning the names of the piano keys, this bundle is exactly what you are looking for! Created especially for very young beginners (Pre-K to K), and incredibly useful for early elementary aged beginners as
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This chic and glam HUGE Piano Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your piano recital, and give your studio recital a glamorous, polished, professional, cohesive, and beautiful look! The set
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Some of you amazing music teachers have been asking me to "un-retire" my original Staff Wars worksheets, so I did a MAJOR overhaul, and here you go - a totally different product! 16 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed piano key and staff
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Give your young students a fun way to review their piano keys with the Piano Key Memory Match game! These pages feature several kinds of friendly bugs that are happy to assist your young students with remembering the names and locations of all the
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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
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Ahoy, Matey! Give your students a fun way to review the notes of the treble staff with these adorable pirate-themed worksheets. Two sets of the worksheets are included: a full-color set perfect for using with iPad or projecting, and a black and
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This rustic shiplap Christmas Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your studio recital (this kit can be used for any instrument), and give your studio recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and
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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
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Review right hand, left hand, finger numbers, and piano keys with ease by playing a quick round of "Beethoven Says!" This game is an update to a fun little game I posted on my blog several years ago. I hope your students enjoy playing it! **This
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The 2017-2018 update of this clean & simple survival kit is complete! 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
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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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Spelling bees are so much fun, and what better way to review notes on the treble staff and bass staff than with this fun Musical Spelling Bee game! The entire set is included in both color and ink-friendly black and white, so whether you'd prefer
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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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