Teaching

Angeline and Student

One of Angeline’s star students sitting in on a local gig.

Angeline has taught at the National Guitar Workshop, in the Marin County and LA Unified School District, and privately for over 8 years.  She got her start at San Rafael High School, where she began playing bass in the award winning jazz band, then headed by Mark Peabody (founder of Marin School for the Arts).  After high school, she went on to attend UC Berkeley for pre-law. During her four years at Cal, Angeline continued her bass studies through the extracurricular Cal Jazz program. Since graduation, she has continued to study with a number of talented bass players, including a lesson with Victor Wooten, Kai Eckhardt’s 108 Day Mentorship Program, Bobby Vega and Uriah Duffy, to name a few.  Angeline currently works as a touring and studio musician when not teaching.

Angeline’s number one priority is to make it fun and interesting for the student while making sure to include some solid musical theory. “Take the main guitar riff to ‘My Girl’ for example,” she says. “It’s a major pentatonic scale. If a student knows how that line goes, they already have some theory under their belt without even knowing it!”  In addition, Angeline teaches more advanced techniques specific to the bass, such as tapping and open-hammer-pluck slap style.

Angeline teaches at Bananas at Large, a music store in San Rafael, California (located just north of San Francisco).  To schedule a lesson, please email:  angeline@angelinesaris.com.

Skype Lessons are also available for those not in the Northern California area who would like to study with Angeline.  Please email angeline@angelinesaris.com for availability.

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