Melody Payne

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By Melody Payne
This pack of Halloween cards will give you and your students a howling good time with this fun variety of halloween games: 5 Games in 1! Perfect for your classroom, and perfect for a Halloween party, Halloween Charades and More will entertain your
Subjects:
Drama, For All Subject Areas, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$4.25
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.93 MB)
By Melody Payne
These Halloween owl-themed cross-curricular worksheets take musical math to a whole new level! Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fill-in-the-blank-with-a-number-or-note sheets are sure to make a "positive" impact on your students,
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.59 MB)
By Melody Payne
Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this Frankenstein music symbols version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review 38 musical symbols in a fun and hands-on way, increase your students’ retention of musical symbol names,
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.50 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)
By Melody Payne
Give your students a fun way to practice notating and performing rhythms at Halloween or any time of year with this set of spider rhythm spinners!They are perfect for individual or group use. Great for the private lesson setting, music centers,
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
48 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.97 MB)
By Melody Payne
Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this spooky owl-themed rhythm version of the popular “I Have, Who Has?” game. Review rhythms in a fun and hands-on way during the Halloween and Autumn season, increase your students’
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$2.75
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.29 MB)
By Melody Payne
The eleven PDF worksheets included in the “Keys Are A Breeze!” piano keyboard packet will help your beginners learn the letter names of the piano keys in no time! This set is a Halloween edition of the original Keys Are A Breeze worksheets: same
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (12.22 MB)
By Melody Payne
Your beginning piano students will help Frank review his finger numbers and hands with these three fun Halloween-themed worksheets! Same great worksheets as the original (Froggy Fingers) but with a fun Halloween theme! These three colorful sheets
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.25
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.05 MB)
By Melody Payne
Pumpkin 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 pumpkin with a music symbol on it), then locate the student
Subjects:
Music, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.08 MB)
By Melody Payne
Happy Halloween! This set includes 70 pages of Halloween costume coloring sheets for your music kiddos. Treat them to these fun music Halloween color-by-note pages this fall so they won't be tricked by music notes and rests!Great for early
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.25
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (23.04 MB)
By Melody Payne
These 11 fun and engaging Halloween activities are perfect for early finishers, the sub tub, centers, homework, quizzes, and much more! Save over 25% off individual prices by purchasing this bundle. That's like getting 2 items for FREE!
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$30.00
$20.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Melody Payne
This set of pumpkin instrument puzzles includes 151 different musical instruments! This matching game can be played in a private or group lesson, the music classroom, and more, and as few or as many of the cards as you like can be used in any game
Subjects:
Music, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Games
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.71 MB)
By Melody Payne
This bundle of game cards will give you and your students a fabulous time at your next Halloween party, Christmas party, Happy Fall, Y'all! party, or other event. Guessing the phrases and pictures included on the cards will be a blast, and your
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$12.00
$9.00
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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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