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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Give your students a fun way to review 48 music symbols with the Music Symbol Memory Match game! These pages feature famous composers Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, who are happy to assist your students with remembering a variety of music symbols.
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Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this music symbols version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review 42 musical symbols in a fun and hands-on way, increase your students’ retention of musical symbol names, and have fun
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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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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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Are you and your students "Wild About Music"? Show your students and colleagues just how wild about music you are by purchasing this big bundle, and enjoy BIG savings! Save over 20% off individual pricing by purchasing this bundle! This BIG BUNDLE
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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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Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of treble and bass clef notes? These 20 Treble & Bass Clef Quick Quizzes for Elementary Music Students are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect to use as a quick
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Decorate your studio or classroom with these colorful music symbol signs. 42 symbols on yellow, orange, green, multi-color chevron, multi-color stripes, and multi-color polka dots are included in this set, and each symbol is on a separate 8.5 x 11
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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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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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