KTL is always hiring!
KTL offers enjoyable and meaningful part-time contractor work, a network of dedicated teachers, support from the KTL Director, and the chance to perform at school functions on a regular basis.
KTL is also happy to provide the following extras to the usual hourly pay:
- Paid training/job shadow at half the hourly rate.
- Monthly commuter stipend for those traveling across town.
- Pay for recitals, faculty meetings, and faculty band rehearsals.
- Pay for last minute cancellations.
Prerequisites for All Prospective Teachers:
- Proficiency with instrument (perform at interview)
- Previous teaching experience
- Ability to read music
- Communicate and present oneself professionally
Preferred Additional Skill Sets for All Teachers:
- Sing with confidence
- Know and use Solfege (Do Re Mi)
- Go beyond method books and engage student creativity
- Have experience with or on-going personal practice of a somatic discipline. Examples include yoga, the Alexander technique, and the Feldenkrais method.
Compensation depends on experience, expertise, and credentials.
If you’re interested in applying, please email us your resume and address in your cover letter your ability to meet the parameters of the job description. Feel free to include a picture of yourself and detail any scheduling constraints you may have including whether you live in Portland during the summer. Send emails to address below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Private and group lessons. East and West Side locations. Students are Young Beginner to Advanced. Primarily classical foundation; all genres. Proficient in reading notation, sight-reading, proper technique, scales/arpeggios et al, strong theory background and, ideally, knowledge of Solfege. Able to sing and play; play by ear. Personable, patient, and passionate.
Private and group lessons. East and West Side locations. All levels. Acoustic and electric. Genres: rock, blues; some jazz and classical fingerstyle. Be able to read standard notation, tab, chord charts, and sing while playing. Able to figure out melodies by ear. Personable, patient, and passionate.
Private lessons. East and West Side locations. All levels. Classical, pop, broadway, liturgical; comfort in any/all genres. Able to read music, lead warm-ups, know fixed Do and moveable Do Solfege, theory, and sight-sing. Able to explain mechanics of singing including breathing and diaphragmatic vibrato. Ability to play piano at least for warm-ups and melodies a must. Able to figure out melodies by ear. Personable, patient, and passionate.
Private and group lessons. East and West Side locations. All levels. Genres beyond Classical. Be able to read standard notation. Able to figure out melodies by ear. Personable, patient, and passionate.
Private lessons. East and West Side locations. Beginner through Advanced levels. Genres beyond rock. Be able to read and teach standard notation in addition to learning by ear. Teach stick technique and rudiments. Act as coach for student band performances. Personable, patient, and passionate.