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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 8.5x11 watercolor growth mindset posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for
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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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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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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 set is now bigger and better than ever! Decorate your studio or classroom with these 95 fun musical instrument signs! 95 pages of instruments on chalkboard and glitter backgrounds are included in this set, and each instrument is on a separate
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Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
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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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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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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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Remind your students of appropriate behavior in a colorful and sleek way with this set of vibrant and beautiful watercolor classroom rules! 26 classroom rules plus 4 heading pages are presented in realistic watercolors. Posters are 8.5x11 inches.
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Updated October 2016 with 5 new instruments! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 50 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring kids in music class playing instruments, and there is also a singer! This item is included in the
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam inspirational posters. Imagine using these posters to contribute to your chic and glam classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or
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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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Decorate your studio or classroom with these 47 fun music symbol signs! 48 pages of music symbols on chalkboard and chevron cork 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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Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to this BUNDLE of 91 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring orchestra instruments, classroom percussion instruments, American folk instruments, and instruments from Africa and China, and save 20% off
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 chic and glam growth mindset posters! Imagine using these posters to contribute to your chic and glam classroom decor! Hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or
$4.50
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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 18 musical instrument coloring sheets featuring the
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 10 colorful 8.5x11 posters. Hang them in your classroom or studio for a tremendous effect! 9 of the posters can be used in any classroom, and one is music-related (specifically, teaching
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Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these 20 educational coloring sheets featuring Bible characters! 10 pages of coloring sheets feature a Bible verse and corresponding picture to color, and 10 pages give students the opportunity to write a
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 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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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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