Category: Piano Teaching

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The Perfect Middle C Note Reading Game for Beginning Piano Students

The Middle C Note Reading Game is a fun tool for helping beginning students develop fluency as they learn songs that use what is traditionally referred to as “Middle C Position notes”. Students will feel more confident learning new notes beyond F3-G4 as they learn to sight-read these notes faster.

3 Creative Ways to Use St. Patrick’s Day Music Colouring Sheets

Looking for ways to spice up the month of March in your piano studio or music classroom? These St. Patrick’s Day Music Colouring Sheets are a perfect, dare I say sneaky way to fit both music theory and fun into your lessons. Read on to learn three easy, low, or no-prep ways teachers can use these worksheets!

10 Tips and Ideas to Improve Your Piano Teaching

Whether you’re looking for help with running your piano teaching business, practical ideas for teaching certain pieces or age groups, piano student gift ideas, or help with technology for piano teachers, you’re going to find something helpful to improve your piano teaching in our ultimate blog post roundup.

8 Easy Games to Play in a First Piano Lesson

Life as a piano teacher can be pretty demanding at times. If you feel like you’re spending all of your spare time trying to plan the perfect piano lesson for your new beginners, you’re not alone. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to 8 quick and easy games to play in a first piano lesson that are packed with musical benefits.

Preschool Rhythm Activity Cards for Engaging Piano Lessons

These preschool rhythm activity cards are my go-to cards for teaching rhythmic values and time signatures to all of my preschool piano students. They are a must for the preschool piano teacher’s toolbox, and are a resource I wish I had when I was starting out teaching piano lessons to preschoolers.

11 Creative Valentine’s Day Piano Activities

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Your students will love the amazing variety of colouring sheets, card games, spinner games, worksheets, and much more that come in this Valentine’s Day bundle of activities for piano lessons. Read on to discover how to combine kids’ love of holidays with your desire to have them learn in exceptionally fun ways!

1 Christmas Composing Activity that Inspires Musicianship Before the Holidays

The Christmas Composing Activity is a resource I used for the last piano lesson before the holidays. Using seasonal resources to intentionally address learning skills such as composition makes planning so much easier for the teacher.

63+ Charming Rustic Music Awards to Warm Up Your Piano Studio This Winter

Happy New Year! January is an opportunity for a fresh start in your music studio or classroom. Why not brighten your deserving students’ day by giving them a beautiful, motivational, rustic, winter-themed certificate to recognize their hard work? Read on to discover a myriad of ways in which to incorporate these lovely rustic music awards into your plans this winter.

How to Choose the Best Metronome for Your Piano Students

Whether you and your piano students are raving fans of the metronome, or whether your feelings are quite the opposite, in this article you’ll find a list of creative metronome options your piano students will love. Keep reading to learn how to choose the best metronome for your piano students.

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At MelodyPayne.com, our mission is to provide piano teaching resources, sheet music, and ideas that will help you and your piano students thrive!

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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