Liam Bliven

Liam B.

Kingston, NH

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About

Liam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 1997

I have been successfully teaching for over 15 years.
I studied at the Hartt School of Music and the Hartford Conservatory and I have been performing with various bands and in many musical theater productions over the past 20 years.

*** Lesson Details ***
My approach is to tailor each lesson to the students goals and needs. Everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways so all my students have their own custom lesson plan. The key is to relax and have fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitar amps, Bass amp, electronic drum kit.


*** Styles Taught ***
I teach all forms of rock, blues, and classical. I also teach music theory, sight reading and song writing.

Experience

Guitar/Bass Instructor
Nov 2016 - Present
Real School of Music

Music lessons, private music lessons, bands, ensemble, chorus, voice lessons, piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, kids music lessons, violin, singing.

Drummer
Jan 2010 - Present
Church

Fill in drummer for praise and worship bands at various churches.

Lead Guitarist
Jun 1990 - Present
Self Employed

Lead/Rhythm Guitar - Classic Albums Live (Fleetwood Mac, Allman Brothers) 2016

Lead guitarist for original bands (Avatara, Mary Bliven, Slow Motion Driver) from 1990-2013

Lead guitarist for praise and worship bands at various churches

Guitar/Bass Lessons
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Boston Music Center

Private guitar and bass lessons

Pit Musician
Aug 2003 - Jun 2012
Seacoast Rep Theater

Lead guitarist for musical productions of Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Aida, Rooms: A Rock Romance, and The Full Monty.

Guitar/Bass Lessons
Sep 2003 - Feb 2011
Northstar Music

Private guitar and bass lessons

Education

Bachelor of Science: Music Production
Oct 2013 - May 2016
Full Sail University
Performance/Record Production
Sep 1994 - May 1996
Hartford Conservatory

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Feb 2007

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Performing Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
with Classic Albums Live

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Kingston Days (Kingston, NH)
Performing with The Mary Bliven Band

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Kingston Days (Kingston, NH)
Performing with The Mary Bliven Band

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12 Reviews

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Kris Nov 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Really great instructor. Completely puts you at ease, makes things very clear and was a pleasure to work with.

Susan (Sue) M. Oct 5, 2016
Guitar · In home

My first lesson was very nice Liam is very patient and he remained at my pace (slow), to insure that I was comfortable until I was confident enough to continue.

Sandy Jul 31, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Enjoyed my guitar lessons with Liam. He was patient and made the sessions fun. He is very knowledgeable and musically talented.

Trete H. Mar 10, 2016
Drum · Online

The first lesson with my son who has no experience at all went very well. Liam had a patience with him that will definitely assist in teaching a very energetic young man.

Lynn K. Feb 2, 2016
Drum · In home

Great lesson and learning experience! Was very patient and taught in a way I understood. Can't wait for my next lesson. Very exciting!

Doug C. Sep 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio

The lesson was very helpful. Thanks

Shelby A. Aug 31, 2014
Bass Guitar · Online

I was trying to learn to play better on the bass guitar. Liam is an excellent teacher. He was patient to teach me what I wanted to learn. He was organized and gave clear instructions. He gave me examples of exercises to work on to play better.

Greg B. Aug 2, 2014
Classical Guitar · In home

Liam taught guitar lessons to one of my daughters for a couple of years, and I personally played with him for several years in our church's praise team. He's both a gifted teacher and a talented musician, and his passion is clear for both. What's perhaps most impressive is the ease and grace he displays when either teaching or playing; he makes it all look and feel easy. Equally impressive is the breadth of his musical knowledge and styles. He's equally versed with all types of music, from classical to jazz to some of the more contemporary artists like Mandisa.

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Jonathan W. Aug 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Liam was one of my many guitar instructors. But it was always apparent to me that Liam stands out. Liam and I did lessons for over a year in New Hampshire when I was about 14. His knowledge and understanding of music never ceased to blow my mind. When I was a young guitarist, Liam's patience gave me a great environment to learn and grow. Later, we connected for a few more lessons before I went to college at age 17, and Liam really helped me when I was at a different stage in my ability. His versatility is amazing. Usually, versatility comes at the price of depth, but that is not so, with Liam. He cares about music, and he cares about teaching, and has the talent and knowledge to pass that on. Outstanding teacher.

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Holly B. Aug 1, 2014
Guitar · Online

Liam worked with my daughter through online lessons. He was very patient and informative. Liam is amazingly talented and gifted in his abilities to teach and perform.

Wayne R. Aug 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio

My son started lessons with Liam when he was 8 years old and showed incredible patience and served as a great example. My son started practicing several hours a day with Liam's encouragement and 9 years later continues with the same work ethic.

While there have been several people involved in my son's music education, I truly feel that Liam built a solid foundation to build upon. My son is the singer and guitar player in this 3 piece band.

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Michelle P. Jun 28, 2014
Drum · In studio

Liam is an excellent teacher!! He goes at the student's pace and really does take into account the student's goals. He has the best disposition to be a teacher and also has that unique gifting to teach adults as well as children. You can tell that he loves music and what he does. I'm thoroughly enjoying my lessons and his teaching style. I like how he balances the lessons with theory, practice, and whole picture. I'm recommending Liam to everyone I know!!

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