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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!The worksheets in this packet review the piano keys in a variety of ways:Coloring the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
58 ratings
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By Melody Payne
Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of musical instruments? These musical instrument worksheets, quizzes, and assessment pages are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect to use as a quick assessment, homework,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$4.00
97 ratings
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By Melody Payne
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, increase your students’ retention of musical instrument
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$2.75
69 ratings
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By Melody Payne
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Games
$2.75
51 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.70 MB)
By Melody Payne
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.
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.50
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.47 MB)
By Melody Payne
Fun winter music games to use with one student, a group, in the classroom, music camp, and more! Get the summer version here. This file contains two complete sets of game cards:A full set of full color cards A full set of partial color ink-friendly
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$3.75
48 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Music symbol memory match games are a fun way for your students to review music symbols! These pages feature famous composers Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, who are happy to help your students remember a variety of music symbols. Download includes:2
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Games
$3.25
43 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$3.00
44 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.19 MB)
By Melody Payne
Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of treble, bass, and alto clef notes, or to help them improve their note reading? These 30 treble, bass, and alto clef worksheets are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$4.50
37 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
If you have very young students who are learning the names of the piano keys, this pack of worksheet is exactly what you are looking for! Created especially for very young beginners (Pre-K to K), this set of colorful worksheets will help students
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Are you and your students "Wild About Music"? Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (March) by showing your students and colleagues just how wild about music you are! This pack of 23 sheets features an introduction to recognizing, identifying,
Subjects:
Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$3.50
27 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these delightful coloring pages featuring characters of a beloved Christmas song, The 12 Days of Christmas! These are no ordinary coloring pages. Students must test their musical knowledge as they color
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.95
29 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
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!This fun BUNDLE features all 4 of the Wild About Music worksheet sets listed
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$12.50
$9.00
33 ratings
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By Melody Payne
Review 42 musical symbols with this set of symbol flash cards, term flash cards, plus a matching game! Students will slam dunk basketballs with music symbols into nets with the matching musical terms, they can play memory match with the cards, and
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Printables
$3.25
31 ratings
4.0
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By Melody Payne
This set of 50 vibrant and colorful rhythm cards and slides will be a great addition to any studio or classroom! There are several options for using these pages, and the colorful pages are perfect for projecting or using with iPad. Green Pages: The
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.50
32 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (21.42 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
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By Melody Payne
Review right hand, left hand, finger numbers, and piano keys in a snap by playing a quick round of "Beethoven Says!" This game is an update to a fun little game I posted on my blog several years ago. Read the original blog post here. I hope your
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Games
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (20.55 MB)
By Melody Payne
Are you and your students "Wild About Music"? Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (March) by showing your students and colleagues just how wild about music you are! This pack of 16 sheets features an introduction to recognizing, identifying,
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.49 MB)
By Melody Payne
As your new students review the piano keys, they will love getting help from these Piano Key Matching Monsters! Download includes a total of 14 puzzle cards in 2 versions: a vibrant color set (a set of green monsters and a set of yellow monsters),
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Games
$1.50
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.73 MB)
By Melody Payne
Give your students a fun way to practice notating and performing rhythms with this set of winter rhythm spinners!These Winter Rhythm Spinners are perfect for individual or group use. Great for the private lesson setting, music centers, music camps,
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
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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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