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Our Location

Spreading the Music

2436 Valence St. New Orleans, L.A. 70115

Passcode is 1614

Locked out? Forgot your key? We have a black lock box located right outside the locked door under the cameras. Text Savannah or Candace for the code. 

If you need Help

With ANYTHING, especially questions about payroll, student or parent concerns, creating a new class or project, major schedule changes, or school policy clarification, text or call owner Candace Crawford at 504-377-7823 or email at ccconservatory@gmail.com.

With SCHEDULING, especially new students or existing students, visual arts projects, events, or STMOP text or call Savannah Summers at 504-509-5070 or email at info@spreadingthemusic.com.

With BILLING, especially new students or existing students, call Shawda August, Tuesdays 11:30 am-3:30 pm at our main office number 504-582-9834 at or email at billing@spreadingthemusic.com.

With our LIBRARY or EQUIPMENT or EQUIPMENT especially with checkout out potential books for students or upcoming lessons call Desiree Robinson, Thursdays, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm or Fridays, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

With our CURRICULUM especially with new group lessons, private music lessons, new events or ideas or to refresh existing teaching ideologies contact K SuhNie Gant, Saturday or Sunday at 11:30 am-2:30 pm. 

Updates!

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June 2022 Enrollment Goal

Teacher Workshop Sign Up

Every second week of the month. Teachers will have access to music educations latest in lesson planning, music books, online games, the latest in ed research, STM community development, and more.  You are a part of an empire and we want to make sure you’re Spreading the Music with all the support you need to thrive. 

Current Spreading the Music School Schedule

Login into Acuity Scheduler and check our schools’ availability. Currently, you can cancel and reschedule lessons as you need.  You can even schedule a last-minute makeup lesson! These changes send personalized automatic confirmation emails to the student/parent so everyone is on the same page.  If you are ever having difficulties, just fill out the Teacher Schedule Check-In form below or call Savannah. We will take care of the rest. They even have an app! 

Spreading the Music 2021 Handbook

Updated 7/4/2021. Spreading the Music policies are updated every 3 months. Handbook comes complete with a table of contents answering most questions teachers and staff may have.  Everything from receiving new students, to how we calculate payroll, teacher studio rental fees, subbing for lessons, setting your own rate, creating your own classes, and more. If you ever have any questions please call Candace. 

Payroll Calendar 2021-2022

These are the dates teachers and admins will receive a direct deposit into their registered bank account. Please note, you may also receive a check or PayPal payments in the event of an unexpected delay. You must fill out the Teacher Schedule Check-in below to guarantee accurate payroll. Teachers may be asked to request parents or students to pay a past due invoice to prevent disruptions in lessons or payout. If you ever have a question about payroll, including a payment breakdown please call or text Candace Crawford. 

View your paystubs anytime by clicking the button below. Paystubs are tracked with Square Payroll. Please note, payments by PayPal or Check may not be reflected immediately. Square also has a convenient Square Teams app where you can see all your paystubs and even past 1099-NEC tax forms.

Update Your Schedule

Designed by Savannah Summers. Teacher schedule checkin’ is used to keep accurate payroll, secure a substitute teacher or makeup lesson if you are going out of town, or even make the Acuity Scheduling process simple it easy. It’s also a wonderful check-in to ensure that your needs are being met.  Just fill out this form and we will take care of the rest. We will contact you directly if we have additional questions. 

Teacher Resources

Managed by K SuhNie Gant. As independent contractors, you have complete control of your classroom and how you choose to teach your students. Though sometimes you need some assistance, inspiration, or both. If you are ever not sure what to do next with a student, or how to best help support them on their journey, check out our teacher resources. These tools will be updated every month and will be reviewed at every Teacher Workshop. If you ever have any questions about our curriculum contact SuhNie. 

STM Suggested Lesson Structure
CLICK ME! Lesson Structure by CCC
Warm-Ups
CLICK ME! Piano Basic Warmup by CCC
CLICK ME! Piano Full Warmup by CCC
CLICK ME! Piano Extended Warmup by CCC
Recommended Lesson Books 
CLICK ME! Recommend Method books by CCC
Upcoming Lessons Plans
Less Plan I CAN

by Suhnie Gant

STM Lesson Template

by CCC

Lesson Plan Tuning Fork

by Siobhan O'Quinn

Music Composition

by Kilian Afzalirad & Desiree Robinson

Music Composition

by Siobhan O'Quinn

Coming soon…
  • Lesson Plan Templates
  • Recommended books for various instruments
  • Learning Styles (General)
  • Teaching Seniors
  • Teaching 5 Year Olds
  • Teaching Rhythm 
  • Students with Special Needs 
  • Recommended Repertoire for various instruments
  • Using Ipad Games with Students 
  • Best Warmups for Playing levels 
  • Social Awareness in your Lessons
  • Keeping Your Studio Organized
  • Teaching Strings
  • Teaching Brass 
  • Teaching Woodwinds 
  • Preparing for a Concert or Event

Spreading the Music Library

Managed by Desiree Robinson. Teachers have full access to our Spreading the Music Library. You can copy and print pages in our office. Use these books at any time if a student forgets to bring their copy. Please use a pencil or erasable pen when using STM copies. If you wish to donate a book, please write your name on the inside cover. Please let Desiree know if you would like to sign out a book.  

Share your Ideas

These ideas go straight to our vision board and categorized from there. You can be a part of the entire process!

Not required
Nothing is too crazy! From buying more paper clips to bulind an amusement park!