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Liam Bliven

Faculty: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele


Liam Bliven's Bio

Liam’s passion for music and guitar began at the age of twelve. His influences at the time included, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and Steve Howe. Since then he has been influenced by many styles including jazz, bluegrass, fusion, classical and progressive rock/metal.

Liam has been teaching guitar, bass, drums, and music theory privately for almost two decades. In addition to teaching, he’s participated in a variety of music-related projects over the years including being a member of the original bands, ‘Slow Motion Driver’ and ‘The Mary Bliven Band’, which both released cd’s in 2007. He has also played in the pit for many musical theater productions including, Aida, Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Full Mounty, at the Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth, NH. Given the fact that Liam is a multi-instrumentalist, in addition to the previous, he is often called upon by churches to play guitar, bass, or drums for contemporary worship services. In 2016, he performed with the Toronto based band, Classic Albums Live, performing Fleetwood Mac’s, Rumours, and The Allman Brothers, Decade of Hits album in its entirety.

Liam graduated as valedictorian from Full Sail University with a degree in Music Production. Upon graduating, he was awarded the Course Director’s Award and the Advanced Achievement Award. The music production program at Full Sail further developed his skillset in regards to songwriting, arranging, theory, ear training, recording, and mixing. In addition to studying at Full Sail, Liam has also studied privately at the Hartt School of Music and Hartford University in Connecticut. He has also participated in artist workshops put on by, Stu Hamm, Keb Mo, Joe Carter, Jordan Rudess, Rod Morganstein, and Anthony Wellington.

Liam caters to students of all levels and capabilities and his lessons are designed to meet the needs and accomplish the goals of each individual student.


At 20 years old, Liam auditioned for a band formed by Steve Zimmerman who was the original drummer for the progressive metal pioneers, ‘Fates Warning’, from Connecticut.


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