Melody Payne

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148 pages of fun! Your kiddos will LOVE these play dough Bible alphabet mats! Perfect for Bible lessons, VBS, center work, Sunday school, rotations, homeschool, centers, workstations, preschool stations, and much more. They also work great as
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 25 music quotes coloring banners. Have your students color them, then hang them in your classroom, conference room, hallway, office, or studio for a beautiful and individualized piece of
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Happy Halloween! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these fun music Halloween coloring pages! Students must test their musical knowledge as they color each page. Perfect for early finishers, as a quick assessment, center work, group
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 growth mindset coloring posters. Use these posters on the first day of school to reinforce growth mindset, and have your own students contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in
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Welcome your students to your classroom in style by customizing this editable banner kit! Combinations of wood, shiplap, metal, patterns, gold, and glitter are featured. What can be better than rustic, farmhouse, metal, industrial, and glamorous!
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Inspire and motivate your students (or yourself!) with these 36 growth mindset coloring banners. Use these banners on the first day of school to reinforce growth mindset, and have your own students contribute to your classroom decor! Hang them in
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Welcome your students to your classroom in style by creating your own personalized banner with this set of alphabet letters, numbers, &, !, and blank banners! Chic and glamorous backgrounds in combinations of pink, black, gold, and glitter are
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Welcome your students to your classroom in style by creating your own personalized banner with this set of alphabet letters, numbers, &, !, and blank banners! Colorful realistic watercolor backgrounds with fun chalkboard labels are featured.
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Welcome your students to your music classroom or studio in style with this fun music banner! Colorful watercolor backgrounds with fun chalkboard labels are featured on these vibrant and realistic watercolor pennant banners. The download
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Organize ANY space and make it beautiful with a few sets of Sterilite drawers and these beautiful and EDITABLE watercolor drawer labels! The download includes: 1. An editable PDF with 24 pre-made labels** 2. Eight pages of editable watercolor
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Organize ANY space and make it beautiful with a few sets of Sterilite drawers and these beautiful and EDITABLE chic & glam drawer labels! The download includes: 1. An editable PDF with 21 pre-made labels** 2. Six chic & glam designs of
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You and your students will have a fabulous time with this fun variety of autumn/fall-themed games: 5 Games in 1! Perfect for your classroom, and perfect for a "Happy Fall, Y'all!" party, hayride, birthday party, or other fun autumn event, Autumn
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Treat your students to a Happy Winter Party! We enjoy our share of beautiful snowy winter weather here in the mountains of southwest Virginia, and I love getting together with friends and hosting hot cocoa parties. It was such a hit that I wanted to
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This fun and engaging composition activity was inspired by a favorite television show, which will remain nameless, but I'm sure you know what it is! The pages can be used as slides, on iPad or other tablet, printed, and more. Step by step
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This fun set of composer cash includes 36 different composers, and 6 different US bills ($1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100) in 6 different colors. Black and white versions are included as well, and if you want to print different composers/bills on
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Apple Partner Picker cards will help your students choose partners for games and activities in group lessons, camps, and in the music classroom by allowing them to draw a card (half of an apple with a music symbol on it), then locate the student who
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Avast ye!! Did ye know that 9/19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day? Give your little buccaneers a fun way to choose partners for games and activities in group lessons, camps, and in the music classroom by allowing them to draw a card then locate the student
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These adorable black and white award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary students for their hard work and dedication to learning! The set includes a variety of 58 fun awards, PLUS 11 awards you can customize by adding your
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These vibrant and adorable award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary students for their hard work and dedication to learning! The set includes a variety of 58 fun awards, PLUS 11 awards you can customize by adding your own
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Is your computer's desktop a bit unruly? Is it stressing you out because you can't find what you need quickly? Grab some desktop organizers {wallpaper organizers/backgrounds for all the folders, documents, apps, to-do lists, and icons on your
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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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