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How to Create Gorgeous Photo Backdrops for Piano Recitals

There are so many different kinds of decorations that you can use as backdrops for your recital photos, how are you supposed to know what to choose? Click here to learn what kind of photo backdrops I’m currently hooked on in my studio, how to make decorating a breeze, and how to host the most beautiful piano recital your studio has ever seen with these gorgeous backdrops for piano recitals!

Googly Eye Dice Tutorial and Piano Teaching Tips

Have you noticed that dice and googly eyes seem to be incredibly popular right now in teaching circles? I’ve seen several great blog posts using one or the other lately! Here’s a really easy tutorial, plus piano teaching tips, to show you how to combine the two into a fabulous teaching tool and make your own googly eye dice! They’re perfect for any classroom, the elementary music room, piano lessons, and more!

Professional Email Signatures for Your Piano Teaching Business

Add professionalism and style to your piano teaching business email accounts by learning to create free & professional email signatures with Canva & WiseStamp! Follow the tutorial and you’ll learn how to elevate the professionalism of your piano studio communications with custom, beautifully designed email signatures that are truly unique and totally you!

How to Use Emojis On Your Mac

We all use emojis on our phones, and now you can learn how to use emojis in any document or social media site when using your Mac! It’s super easy to use keyboard shortcuts to add those fun little smiley faces anywhere by following the simple steps in this free tutorial 😁👍🏻 Piano students love them when you add them to their assignment sheets too! ❤️🎵🎹

How to Use Advanced Font Features in Keynote for Mac

Make the fonts on your social media images, blog images, and other online pictures pop by using advanced font features in Keynote for Mac! Create stunning Instagram overlays, design beautiful cover images for your shop, create unique images for your blog posts, design professional piano recital programs, and take them to the next level with this simple idea!

My Word of the Year #onelittleword: THRIVE

Do you choose a word of the year to guide your goals or attitude for the year? To reflect on as you move through the decision-making process? To inspire your thoughts, attitudes, and ideas through the year, to help you maintain focus, and to shape your mindset? I love choosing a word each year to help me be intentional in my life and business. Learn how #onelittleword can guide you too!

100+ Instagram Hashtags for Music Teachers

I LOVE using specific hashtags on Instagram to connect with others who have similar interests and who love music as much as I do, especially piano teachers on Instagram! Visit the blog for a free list of over 100 of the best Instagram hashtags for music teachers that will help you get your content seen, attract followers, and boost your visibility!

Goals for Piano Students and Teachers: How to Set and Achieve Them

Learn how to plan, set, and achieve your goals for an organized and productive piano teaching year! Use this workbook as a piano teacher goal-setting guide, and use it with your piano students to help them set and achieve fantastic long-term and short-term goals.

Fun and Affordable Gift Ideas for Your Piano Students

Choosing gifts for your piano students can be fun and easy with this free list of over 50 gift ideas! Grab the free download and you’ll see tons of fun gift ideas that are musical, non-musical, cheap, customizable, DIY, and fun! Perfect for recitals, stocking stuffers, Christmas, birthdays, or whenever you need a special treat for your piano students!

How to Plan an Amazing Piano Recital with this Free Recital Planning Guide

Is your studio recital coming up soon? Need help organizing the details (decorations, food, gifts, and awards) and planning the perfect piano recital? My free piano recital planning guide and checklists can make the process efficient, stress-free, and easy! Download the free guide and start planning the easiest piano recital you’ve ever hosted!

How to Get Free Ink to Print Your Piano Teaching Worksheets and Resources

Need a month of free printer ink? Of course you do! Learn how to get all the printer ink you need at a very affordable price, save time, save money, and always have enough ink to print all the wonderful piano teaching worksheets, resources, and sheet music you’ve purchased!

How to Prepare for a Christmas Piano Recital

Is your piano recital coming up soon? Need help organizing the details (costume ideas, festive and easy decorations, food, student gifts, certificates & awards) and planning the perfect recital? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Learn how to throw the most amazing piano recital your studio has ever seen: fantastic performances, beautiful decorations, and the perfect programs! Visit the blog to learn more!

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Favorite piano teaching resources at MelodyPayne.com

Hi! I’m Melody Payne, a pianist and piano teacher, educational resource author, a fun-loving wife to the most wonderful and talented hubby I could ask for, and a lifelong learner who loves to share. I want to make your life as a music teacher easier by writing and sharing helpful and relevant music teaching articles, and by creating educational resources with your very own students in mind. If you are a parent who wants to enroll your child in piano lessons, I’d love for us to get started building those skills that can give your child a lifetime of musical enjoyment!

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