Angeline Saris - Bass

Angeline Saris - Bass

Book a Lesson with Angeline Saris

Genres: Teaches All Music Genres

Angeline has taught at the National Guitar Workshop, in the Marin County and LA Unified School District and privately, off and on, for over 6 years.

Angeline got her start at San Rafael High School, where she began playing bass in the award winning jazz band, then headed by Mark Peabody. 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 studied extensively with Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Lyrics Born, Family Stone Experience). She also had the amazing opportunity to take a lesson from bass giant Victor Wooten. "I've looked up to him since I was 16. To take a lesson with him was one of the best moments of my life."

Angeline now works as a full-time freelance bassist. Playing in groups whose stylistic range include rock, jazz, funk, R&B, Cuban, metal, flamenco, hip-hop and rockabilly has made her one of the busiest bassists in the SF Bay. The Fillmore, Yoshi's, Slim's, Great American Music Hall and the annual SF Grammys are just a few of the stages she's rocked out on since her debut on the scene.

As far as her teaching style, 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. 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!"

Angeline is proudly endorsed by Eden Amplification and MONO cases. To learn more, please visit her website at:

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