My very first Ukulele class was with Teal. A multi-talented musician and singer. She made me feel comfortable as she enthusiastically encouraged me while I strummed through my session. She will personalize a lesson for the individual. I asked, “What's the best way to practice?” she said, “Play songs. Songs you like.” I am motivated to learn and have fun. Thank you Teal!
Angeline has taught at the National Guitar Workshop, at the Warwick Bass Camp in Germany, in the Marin County and LA Unified School District and privately for over 10 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 (who started MSA). After high school, she went on to attend UC Berkeley for Rhetoric/Pre-law. During her four years at Cal, Angeline continued her bass studies through the extracurricular Cal Jazz program. Since graduation, she has studied with Uriah Duffy, Bobby Vega, Kai Eckhardt, Rodney Franklin and Narada Michael Walden. 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 touring for a number of bands, doing session work and releasing music for her solo projects. 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. She currently plays mostly with Narada Michael Walden, Ernest Ranglin, Zepparella and has even had the opportunity to share the stage with Carlos Santana, Steve Morse and Richie Sambora. She tours regularly and can be seen playing out live almost every weekend in venues across the US and the world.
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 Fender, GHS Strings, MONO cases, West Coast Pedal Boards, Warwick, Marleaux Basses and Harman pedals. To learn more, please visit her website at: www.angelinesaris.com.