Sara and Noah (Instructors)

Sara Greenleaf

Piano

Sara Greenleaf has played the piano for 35 years. In 1995, Sara studied for a year with Leonard Richter (Whitman and Walla Walla Colleges). Sara transferred to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Richard Cass, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance. In Kansas City, Sara did extensive choral, vocal, ballet, and instrumental collaboration in addition to her solo recitals. Upon graduation, Sara took a job as an instrumental accompanist in the string department at the University of Oregon. After moving to Keizer in 2004, Sara began a private piano studio, and took a job as Instrumental Staff Accompanist at Linfield College, where she also taught class piano and accompanied their choirs. From 2009-2014, she was the co-owner and director of Keizer Academy of Music & Arts, a music, ballet and acting school along with her husband, cellist Noah Seitz. For the last six years, Sara has performed on the Salem chamber music series, Camerata Musica. Sara has even delved into the realm of musical theatre, singing and dancing in Pentacle Theatre's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" as the character, Marcy Park, and playing for musicals and teaching songwriting at Salem's Children's Educational Theatre. Sara serves as the State Secretary for the Oregon Music Teachers Association, and is the current pianist at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem. In her spare time, Sara makes wedding cakes for her favorite couples, and works in her garden. She and her husband have two musical daughters.

Noah Seitz

Cello

Noah Seitz, a Corvallis native, completed his Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2001. He then returned to Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oregon where he won the Music School 2003 Concerto Competition, performing Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo" Hebraic Rhapsody. He has participated in Master classes with Jeffrey Solo, Steven Isserlis, Zara Nelsova, The Tang Quartet, Ying Quartet, Emerson Quartet and St. Lawrence Quartet. Since 2003, he and his family have been residents of Keizer. He continues to teach in the Salem/Keizer area, and performs regularly with his wife, pianist Sara Greenleaf, OSU Symphony, the Oregon Mozart Players, the Eugene Symphony, the Camerata Musica Chamber Music Series in Salem, Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis, and various Oregon ensembles. Noah is adjunct professor of cello at Pacific University, where he coaches string quartets, and sits principal in the university orchestra. Noah has also coached ensembles at the Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop for the past two years. Most recently, Noah played the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello with OSU violin professor Jessica Lambert and the Willamette Valley Symphony. Noah went to University of North Texas, University of Missouri Kansas City, and the Univerity of Oregon, where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He studied with Carter Enyeart (UNT and UMKC) and with Steve Pologe (University of Oregon). Beyond music, Noah holds a Private Pilot license, and loves anything to do with aviation!