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Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this glamorous set of EDITABLE
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Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly and professionally with this vibrant set of EDITABLE newsletter
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Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a colorful and sleek way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor classroom rules! 49 classroom rules plus 5 heading pages are presented in realistic watercolors. Posters are 8.5x11 inches.
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 25 inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your beautiful classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a
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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
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Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this rhythm version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review rhythms in a fun and hands-on way, increase your students’ listening skills, and have fun at the same time! Game includes 8
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Perfect for the classroom setting, Christmas camp, music classroom, or a Christmas party you host completely separately from school, Christmas Charades and More is sure to please your friends, students, and family with hours of fun! This fun set of
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This vibrant, colorful, and adorable MUSIC Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your studio recital, and give your recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and kid-friendly look! **Formerly the
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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! This item is included in the Halloween BUNDLE for Elementary Music Students! Perfect for your classroom, and
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Bach to the Basics gives students a fun way to review elementary-level music symbols. Bach to the Basics contains 3 separate worksheets in full color, plus the same 3 worksheets with the colorful background removed, and an additional simple set
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Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this set of EDITABLE rustic
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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.
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Fun winter music games to use with one student, a group, in the classroom, music camp, and more! This file contains two complete sets of game cards: *A full set of full color cards *A full set of partial color ink-friendly cards. The sets are
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 25 chic and glam inspirational posters. Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a tremendous effect! This product is included in the Chic & Glam
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These vibrant and adorable music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students, the music classroom, ensembles,
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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
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These glamorous music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your music students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students, the music classroom, ensembles, and more! Perfect
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Have some information about your classroom that you want to share? School picture information, field trips, homework, spelling words, reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this adorable set of EDITABLE
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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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Have some information about your music studio or classroom that you want to share? Lesson or concert information, field trips, assignments, or reminders? Get the information out quickly, professionally, and stylishly with this glamorous set of
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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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