History of Keys To Life Portland Music School
Beginning in 2006, Sara Kushner has grown KTL from her personal studio in her home to a thriving community that serves over 100 families. KTL has multiple locations throughout the Portland area, provides people of all ages classes suited to their needs and interests, and offers lessons for most instruments and styles. KTL has biannual formal recitals, mini recitals at local retirement homes, rock shows at a local pubs and other performance opportunities based on student interest. The school grows on its own reputation and values. We are very grateful to the community!
KTL History at a Glance:
Sara’s personal studio in her home
The first location in the Tanasbourne area of Beaverton, inside True Life Fellowship church.
The Bethany location, inside the Henstrom family home.
The Portland location, inside The Children’s Gym. KTL furnishes the space with several pianos from Classic Pianos: two Kohler and Campbell upright pianos and two Yamaha digital pianos (with weighted keys).
Biannual Teen Take Over Rock shows start for west side students.
KTL upgrades both lesson rooms with new Yamaha baby grand and upright pianos. KTL moves its Bergman baby grand onto the True Life stage for KTL recitals and for use by the church.
The close-in Beaverton location, inside the NW Chinese Academy. KTL furnishes site with Yamaha Clavinova model digital piano. The piano has weighted keys, touch sensitivity, and all pedals.
Music, Memories, and Wisdom launched at Laurel Parc Senior Living Community
Upstart Rock, KTL’s k–12 rock program builds off the success of the Teen Take Over rock shows. Open to all KTL students. Spring of 2015 debuts KTL’s first fundraiser, over $9,000 was raised!