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105 pages of fun! Your kiddos will LOVE these play dough music centers! Center 1: piano keys, Center 2: musical instrument ABCs, and Center 3: piano finger numbers! Perfect for center work, rotations, workstations, stations, group lessons, music
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70 pages of fun! Happy Halloween! Kids LOVE coloring sheets, so treat them to these music Halloween color by note coloring pages! Perfect for early finishers, as a quick assessment, center work, group lessons, music camps, the sub tub, and much
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This tutorial is a favorite of mine, because it solves a problem that many of us have! Raise your hand if you love shopping on TpT for the perfect worksheets for your students! But as teachers, we're often on a very tight budget and we hesitate to
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These vibrant PDF owl-themed sheets 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, "subtract" their doubt about
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Some of you amazing music teachers have been asking me to "un-retire" my original Staff Wars worksheets, so I did a MAJOR overhaul, and here you go - a totally different product! 18 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed musical spelling bee
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Some of you amazing music teachers have been asking me to "un-retire" my original Staff Wars worksheets, so I did a MAJOR overhaul, and here you go - a totally different product! 18 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed intervals worksheets
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Some of you amazing music teachers have been asking me to "un-retire" my original Staff Wars worksheets, so I did a MAJOR overhaul, and here you go - a totally different product! 16 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed piano key and staff
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Some of you amazing music teachers have been asking me to "un-retire" my original Staff Wars worksheets, so I did a MAJOR overhaul, and here you go - a totally different product! 41 pages of no prep, print and go, space-themed music worksheets for
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This is by FAR the largest collection of worksheets I have ever set out to put together! My goal was 100 pages, and when the pack reached 100, I just couldn't stop creating. So here you go! 175 pages of no prep, no frills, print and go music
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Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of music symbols, notes, and rhythms? These 20 Easter Quick Quizzes for Elementary Music Students are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect to use as a quick quiz,
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Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of treble and bass clef notes? These 20 Treble & Bass Clef Quick Quizzes for Elementary Music Students are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect to use as a quick
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Need a quick way to assess your students' understanding or memory of music symbols, notes, and rhythms? These 20 Valentine's Day Themed Quick Quizzes for Elementary Music Students are just the thing you've been looking for! Perfect to use as a
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Dynamics are an incredibly important part of music making. What better way to teach and review dynamics than by using fun winter activities that kids love! Skiing, sledding, throwing snowballs, ice skating...All of these activities, and more, can be
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Inspired by a recent snowfall, these intervals worksheets were designed to give your students a fun and wintery way to review 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, and octaves. In these eight snowy worksheets, students match intervals, travel
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It’s Spooky Sharp Week! Give your students a fun way to review sharps with this set of PDF Halloween-themed worksheets. The set contains 6 worksheets in vibrant color, plus the same 6 ink-friendly black and white worksheets. These sheets can be
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Ahoy, Matey! Give your students a fun way to review Landmark Notes (Bass F, Middle C, and Treble G) with these adorable pirate-themed worksheets. **This product is included in the Beginning Piano MEGA BUNDLE for Elementary Students, Groups, Camps,
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Give your students the opportunity to help Frank review his finger numbers and hands with these three fun Halloween-themed worksheets! Same great worksheets as the original (Froggy Fingers) but with a fun Halloween theme! These three colorful
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Halloween edition of a favorite set of worksheets: same great worksheets, with fun wizard, frog, and spiderweb decor! The eleven PDF worksheets included in the Halloween edition of “Keys Are A Breeze!” piano keyboard packet are sure to help your
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If your students enjoyed the original Bach to the Basics, they'll love this Halloween version! Same great worksheets, brand new Halloween theme. This item is included in the Halloween BUNDLE for Elementary Music Students! Halloween Bach to the
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Ahoy, Matey! Give your students a fun way to review the notes of the bass staff with these adorable pirate-themed worksheets. Two sets of the worksheets are included: a full-color set perfect for using with iPad or projecting, and a black and
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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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