Sven Nier was born 1959 in Potsdam/Germany. After attending music school, he studied piano and electric guitar at the "Hanns Eisler" academy of music in Berlin. Later on, he worked as a professional guitarist and arranger for well- known artists and went on tour with them in Germany and abroad. He also took classical guitar lessons at the "Knstlerhaus Bethanien" in Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. He has been teaching classical and electric guitar since 1993 and plays in various bands.