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This vibrant, colorful, and adorable Piano Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your piano recital, and give your studio recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and kid-friendly look! The set
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These vibrant and adorable music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students, the music classroom, ensembles,
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These glamorous music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your music students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students, the music classroom, ensembles, and more! Perfect
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This chic and glam HUGE Piano Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your piano recital, and give your studio recital a glamorous, polished, professional, cohesive, and beautiful look! The set
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These glamorous music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary, middle school, and high school music students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students, the
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Happy birthday! This pack of pages will help you celebrate your students' birthdays in style! Perfect for any size classroom, large or small, because a large bulletin-board-sized-display as well as a single-page display are included. The single-page
$3.00
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These adorable and ink-saving music award certificates are the perfect way to recognize your elementary students for their hard work and dedication to music! The set includes awards for piano students, violin students, the music classroom,
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The best set of piano teacher binder dividers yet! Get a head start on getting organized for piano lessons this year with this great set of divider pages. They'll have you organized and ready to go in no time! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so
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This rustic shiplap Christmas Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your studio recital (this kit can be used for any instrument), and give your studio recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and
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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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Need to encourage a student? Give him a compliment for a job well done? Recognize her for her hard work? Or simply say "Wow!"? These WOW Cards can be used in a variety of ways and settings, not to mention encouraging, complimenting, and
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The most organized piano teacher binder yet! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so I created this amazing set of piano teacher binder inserts: 94 printable 8.5x11 PDF pages of binder covers and divider pages, PLUS 14 blank templates that you can
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Looking for some beautiful motivational desktop images, screensavers, wallpaper, and iPad lock screens (lockscreens)? Look no further! Did you know that having too many folders on your computer's desktop can actually slow your computer down? Make
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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
$3.50
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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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The most beautiful piano teacher binder yet! I absolutely LOVE being organized, so I created this elegant set of binder inserts: 83 downloadable and reproducible 8.5x11 PDF pages of binder covers and divider pages, PLUS 3 blank templates that you
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3 ratings
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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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This rustic Autumn Recital Kit is the perfect way to save yourself some time and energy as you prepare for your studio recital (this kit can be used for any instrument), and give your studio recital a polished, professional, cohesive, and beautiful
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These Vocal & Piano Explorations pages can be used in a variety of ways! Both piano students and elementary music students can benefit from musical exploration, whether with their voices or on an instrument. These pages can be used as improv
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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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