Lessons & Sessions

I am now available for virtual online lessons via Zoom, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Facetime, WhatsApp, or any video chat app of your choice. Student levels accepted from beginner to advanced. Get answers to your most pressing bass-related questions. With a manga cum laude degree from Berklee College of Music and over 30 years of real-world practical experience, you can be assured that the knowledge you seek is more than likely within. 

Feel free to contact me for a one-time consultation, ongoing individualized study, or master classes. I have curricula designed for any skill set. I will conduct a specific survey to see exactly where you are in your ability and then recommend a course of study for your continuous improvement. Music study is a lifelong journey. Our goal should be to enjoy the scenery along the way. 

Contact me for reasonable rates and availability at ivan@funkboy.net.


Do you need a bass player for your recordings? Look no further! I will utilize my decades of playing and recording experience to add groove and fresh ideas to your tunes.


How Does it Work?


Simply send me mp3s of your songs, preferably without bass. Also, send me chord charts or a written bass part if you have them. If not, no worries. I will come up with bass parts myself. I will then record the bass tracks at my home studio and send you mp3 rough mixes of your songs with bass added. When you approve the tracks, send payment via PayPal. I will then send you studio-quality WAV files of the bass tracks that you can drop right into your recording software. It's just that simple! It will sound like I am in the room playing along with you.

Contact me for reasonable rates and availability at ivan@funkboy.net

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