Melody Payne

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By Melody Payne
**Updated 12/18/18!! This fun pack of FIVE Christmas party games will give you and your students a merry time at your next holiday party! This fun variety of holiday cards includes 5 Christmas Games in 1! Christmas Charades and More will entertain
Subjects:
Music, Drama, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$4.00
70 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (25.11 MB)
By Melody Payne
This awesome bundle of activities is 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 lessons
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Games
$41.70
$35.00
57 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
Digital Download PDF (23.96 MB)
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
This pack of Halloween cards will give you and your students a howling good time with this fun variety of halloween games: 5 Games in 1! Perfect for your classroom, and perfect for a Halloween party, Halloween Charades and More will entertain your
Subjects:
Drama, For All Subject Areas, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$4.25
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.93 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
Digital Download PDF (27.50 MB)
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
Digital Download ZIP (11.66 MB)
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
Give your youngest students a fun way to review their piano keys with the Piano Key Memory Match game! These pages feature several kinds of friendly bugs that are happy to help your young students remember the names and locations of all the piano
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Games
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (32.69 MB)
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
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
Summer version of "Let the Music Games Begin! Winter Games for Elementary Students"! Same game, all new seasonal sports! Fun summer games to use with one student, a group, in the classroom, music camp, and more! This file contains two complete sets
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$3.50
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.93 MB)
By Melody Payne
Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this Frankenstein music symbols version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review 38 musical symbols in a fun and hands-on way, increase your students’ retention of musical symbol names,
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.50 MB)
By Melody Payne
Spelling bees are so much fun, and what better way to review notes on the treble staff and bass staff than with this fun Musical Spelling Bee game!The entire set is included in both color and ink-friendly black and white, so whether you'd prefer
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (35.04 MB)
By Melody Payne
These four fun and kid-friendly winter game boards feature winter sports, kids, and snow! Perfect for your classroom, studio, and winter party, and more, these game boards are ready to use for a variety of games. Print on card stock, laminate, and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Winter, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.97 MB)
By Melody Payne
Your students will love these Piano Key Puzzles during the summer season or any time of year! Download includes a total of 14 puzzle cards in 3 versions: multi-colored, single color, and black/white line art. Suggestions for use: Print the cards
Subjects:
Music, Spring, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Games
$1.75
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.12 MB)
By Melody Payne
Your students will love this Turtle Music Puzzles game during the spring season or any time of year! Eleven pages of 4 music symbols and terms are included, for a total of 44 colorful puzzle cards suitable for printing onto white card stock, and
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (14.31 MB)
By Melody Payne
Engage your students in the classroom or group lesson with this musical symbols version of the popular “I Have…Who Has?” game. Review 45 musical symbols in a fun and hands-on way, increase your students’ retention of musical symbol names, and have
Subjects:
Music, Other (Music), Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.17 MB)
By Melody Payne
I created these cards with the Pre-K student in mind, but they're perfect for beginners in kindergarten and first grade as well. The possibilities for using these rhythm cards are endless! They work well in either the private lesson or
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$3.25
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.20 MB)
By Melody Payne
Use this fun set of composer cash to create a fun incentive program for your class, or as a cross-curricular activity about economy, budgeting, and saving money! Print onto colorful or white card stock, laminate, and cut out. Then you can use the
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (23.29 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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