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By Melody Payne
Have your pre-staff beginning piano students sight-reading like a pro in no time with this fun and unique set, "Sight-Read Like A Rockstar!" 8 pages of pre-staff sight-reading examples are included, for a total of 16 individual exercises, written in
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Melody Payne
Take your students on a musical symbol safari! These safari-themed pages with fun animal print backgrounds are the perfect “NON-work” worksheets. Students will have so much fun solving the puzzles they will forget they are reviewing musical words
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
51 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (3.27 MB)
By Melody Payne
***Download this free set of music rules and then read 3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance . EXCERPT: In recent months, I've heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
FREE
18 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (3.43 MB)
By Melody Payne
Whether you're a teacher, administrator, parent, or student, these elegant thank you notes will be a hit among the people who receive a handwritten note from you! There are 3 designs, all of which are full color on the outside and white on the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, For Administrators
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
13 ratings
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By Melody Payne
As your new students learn and review the letters of the music alphabet, they will love getting help from these adorable monsters! Download includes 5 sets of music alphabet cards:Green monstersYellow monstersBlue monstersPink monstersBlack/white
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Games
FREE
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.62 MB)
By Melody Payne
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 rustic glam EDITABLE January
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
11 ratings
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By Melody Payne
Have your beginning on-staff piano students sight-reading like a pro in no time with this exciting and unique collection of elementary sight-reading materials: "The Great Sight-Reading Challenge, Set 1: Landmark Notes!" These pages explore
Subjects:
Arts, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Printables
FREE
13 ratings
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By Melody Payne
If you're wanting to help raise money for the recent devastating hurricanes and flooding but aren't sure where to start, here's a free fundraising kit with all the instructions and editable forms you'll need for your studio, classroom, church, or
Subjects:
Character Education, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Projects, Activities, Service Learning
FREE
4 ratings
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By Melody Payne
This tutorial is a favorite of mine, because it solves a problem that many of us have! Raise your hand if you love shopping on TpT for the perfect worksheets for your students! But as teachers, we're often on a very tight budget and we hesitate to
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Instructional Technology, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
FREE
11 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Please enjoy these FREE binder covers for your piano students! I designed them for my own kiddos for this year, and I wanted to share them with you! The colors of the rainbow plus black and white are included. Click the THUMBNAILS button for a quick
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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4.0
Digital Download ZIP (15.38 MB)
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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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