Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Prof. Hans Peter Weber

Hans Peter Weber was born in Bern, and completed his basic education there. He then came to Basel to study harpsichord with Rolf Junghanns at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he received his diploma in 1977. He continued his studies with Alan Curtis, and was active as a practical musician until 1988, when he decided to set his focus on pedagogy. He began teaching at the SCB in 1976, initially harpsichord for students with other major subjects, then figured bass, and - since 1992 - ear-training, an essential subject at the SCB, with a major focus on figured bass. This concept has been developed to a great extent by him, and is based on historic sources. In the course of his studies leading to new methods of communicating what is most essential he has prepared a series of material relevant to and helpful for this subject, for example exercises for practising figured bass, several CDs for ear-training, as well as a collection of sight-reading exercises for harpsichord.
Aside from his teaching, he has spent much time and energy pursuing related interests. He has
followed courses of training in a variety of different subjects related to his major interest:
different methods of ‘hearing’, free improvisation, rhythmic training, music from non-European
traditions (study of the Shakuhachi) as well as a complete course of studies as a clinically approved Music Therapist. In addition to his work at the SCB he has a private practise as a Music Therapist, with focus on psychiatric, psychosomatic and neurological problems. 


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