Learn More Inquiries

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 decade, 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, Victoria Vox, Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good, Marc Evans, Lafayette Gilchrest, Eze Jackson, Kentavius Jones, Ruut, Chester River Runoff, Eric Kennedy, Craig Alston, The Fruition Experience, Theljon Allen, Jordan August, Kevin Jackson, Thomas Clay, Will McMillan and The Crawdaddies.

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!


  • Once a day 🎧👂🧠✌️
#spacemancentral #listen #thebeachboys #petsounds
  • What do you do when your gig falls through?  I like to stay home and make lullabies for my daughter 😊😴
#spacemancentral #create #lullabies #bassplayer
  • @whosehatisthisband pt. 2
#spacemancentral #bassplayer #whosehatisthis #8x10baltimore #improvisation #create #openmind #effects
  • @whosehatisthisband pt.1
#spacemancentral #bassplayer #whosehatisthis #improvisation #create #openmind #8x10baltimore
  • Got to share a bill and meet one of my favorites, @timlefev last night.  @rachelannmorgan band opened the show with some originals and choice covers and then @whosehatisthisband blew everyone's mind (well, my mind was blown)
Tim, thanks for being you.  You've changed the bass game forever!
Stay posted for some video of @whosehatisthisband!
#spacemancentral #timlefebvre #bassplayer #whosehatisthis #improvisation #create #openmind #8x10baltimore
  • Stevie Wonder and Greg Phillinganes are two of the baddest to lay down a bass line; this setup makes me think I sound like them 🙃
#spacemancentral #nobleamps #3leafaudio #bassplayer #sounds
  • TBT:  What a day!
#spacemancentral #backtothefuture #delorean #alansilvestri
  • I love making music, especially with my church family.  Post service vibin' 🎧🎧🎧
@_opus91 on keys - Mike Evans on drums
Thanks @songstresslb for capturing the vibe 🙏
#spacemancentral #openmind #vibe #groove #headphones #bassplayer #givethanks