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About Ian Trusheim

Ian Trusheim is a musician, composer and instructor of music known for his versatility, adaptability and dedication. As a student with a life long commitment to the language of music, he will continue to create, collaborate, perform and educate for years to come.

Over the last 15 years, Ian has performed, recorded and composed with a variety of musicians combining elements of jazz, funk, latin american, soul, country, bluegrass, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, zydeco, gospel and folkloric music from across the globe.  Ian builds upon the work of his musical ancestors while also drawing inspirations from his contemporaries, carving a unique path of his own.

As a sideman, some of the musicians/groups Ian has recorded, toured or performed with include: Nick Waterhouse, Cory Henry, Adam Wakefield, Cris Jacobs, Jenny Leigh, Victoria Vox, Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good, Marc Evans, Lafayette Gilchrist, The Crawdaddies as well as numerous local and regional acts.

Respecting the unique qualities in all people, Ian tailors his lessons to meet the individual needs and areas of interest for each of his students. He strives to provide them with a solid foundation of musical principles through knowledge of music theory, reading music, proper technique and listening.

Ian proudly endorses M Basses.


Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Ain't Never Had a Good Time

Kentavius Jones - Never Let Me Down

Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good - Spring

Ruut - Canyon



Stair Steps - Ian Trusheim

Got Soul - Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good




Stay connected via Instagram to see and hear practice suggestions, compositions, gigs and gear!


  • Fun time last night with T3!  Another bass solo 😳
I loaded the full clip on YouTube (Ian Trusheim with T3). Headphones will make everything better.
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  • Cool gig with T3.  Here’s a bit of a  bass solo 🙃
The sound is improved when you use headphones 🎧 
Who knows, maybe it’ll make the solo better too!
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  • Small bass.  Small rig.  Big Sound 😎
@trickfishamps @justinmeldaljohnsen @fender 
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  • Throw back Thursday 1/7/2015:
Once upon a time, I used to solo the bridge pickup.  I could also go on a long story of how my focus shifted from traditional bass playing and it eventually led to me losing several important gigs.  But I won’t tell that story, here 😬
Long story short, know what to play and what not to play.  There’s a time and a place 🙃
Note: I should also say, even though I lost some good gigs, it was a great learning experience and I’m doing alright now 😎
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  • Maiden voyage with the 110 and 112 stack 😎😎😎
@trickfishamps is the business!
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  • Rocking quarter as well as eighth notes and loving it.
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  • You may be cool, but you’ll never be WILLIE WEEKS wearing a purple polo and playing a Fender Precision bass COOL.
And that’s OK 😊
If I had to pick ONE bass player, it’d be this guy; luckily, we don’t have to choose!
WILLIE WEEKS!  In case you didn’t know...
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  • I love this bass.  Thanks @jonmaghini and MBasses for making an incredible instrument.
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