Melody Payne

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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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This set of coloring sheets is part of the Musical Instruments Coloring Sheets BUNDLE! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 32 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring a
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These vibrant PDF owl-themed sheets 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, "subtract" their doubt about
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Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of musical instruments? These 20 musical instrument quick quizzes are just the thing you've been looking for! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! Perfect to
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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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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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This set of coloring sheets is part of the Musical Instruments Coloring Sheets BUNDLE! This item is included in the MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS BUNDLE! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 21 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring
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Newly Updated 7/31/15 with a full makeover and expansion! Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this musical instrument version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review the musical instruments in a fun and hands-on way,
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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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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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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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62 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed music worksheets for budding musicians of all ages! This pack has been expanded and now includes treble, bass AND alto clef worksheets! Perfect for elementary music, piano classes, music theory
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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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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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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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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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Decorate your studio or classroom with these 47 fun music symbol signs! 48 pages of music symbols on chalkboard and glitter backgrounds are included in this set, as well as an ink-friendly line-art set, and each symbol is on a separate 8.5 x 11
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Decorate your elementary music room or studio with these fun and kid-friendly musical instrument posters! 105 pages of instruments are included in this set, and a FREE BONUS set of matching instrument labels is included! Your classroom will be
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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!


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!


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 (scroll down to the last section of the post)


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.


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 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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