I'm available for personal and group teaching and coaching.

My teaching experience ranges from primary school workshops to University seminars. Topics may include but need not be limited to: electronic and experimental music composition, theory and history; listening skills; audio software programming; rethinking personal productivity and workflows, and artist coaching in a more broader way.

Private lessons may take place face-to-face or online. Accommodation for visiting students can be provided for free. I'm also happy to travel.

I regularly do school projects on experimental music for Tönstör.

I occasionally teach the touch guitar playing technique developed by Markus Reuter and the Touch Guitar Circle.

contact: tobias(at)tobiasreber.com


Selected references:

2017 - 2018
Guest lecturer (fall term), HKB Sound Arts

Workshop "Das Zuhören lernen - vom Schubladenhören zum Klangerleben" ("Learning how to listen"), 3h
Swiss Chamber Music Festival, Adelboden CH

2014 - 2017
Assistant teacher at the Sound Arts departement
Hochschule der Künste Bern / University of the Arts Bern
student mentor and teaching "Electronic Ear Training"
Website / Facebook

Composing music for theater with Borderlands and other tools
Five day class for 9th grade pupils, Münchenbuchsee CH
Co-teaching with Christine Grossenbacher and Eliane Baumann (theater)

Irritationen: Musikvermittlungsprojekte in der Schule
Irritationen: Music mediation projects in public schools
Two 90 minute presentations and Q&A with Christine Grossenbacher
Pädagogische Hochschule PH Bern, Fachbereich Musik, Masterstudiengang Sek1

WhatsApp-Ensemble: Calimeros Ringtone Remix
Based on original and derived motives from the Calimeros Schlager "Ich hab genug von deinen Lügen". Performed by music students of the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB) at the award ceremony for the cultural and music education awards of the city of Bern, October 2016

Documentation / Booking

2015 - 2016
Artistic director and teacher for educational project Irritationen II, Bern, October 2015 - April 2016


Documentary video:

Radio feature on Radio RaBe, March 31st, 2016

"Composing with Borderlands Granular"
Workshops for Kids for Migros Kulturprozent / bugnplay.ch, all across CH
co-teaching with Christine Grossenbacher

Website and booking

photo credit: Shusha Niederberger / HeK
More images from the workshop at Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel

"Instant Satie"
Composing generative musique d'ameublement
with a Max patch for Disklavier and Computer
Hochschule der Künste Bern, Zukunftstag 2015

photo credit: Kristina Herbst

Student mentor (2 months)
MA Scenic Arts Practice, Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB)

"Introduction to Composing with Max", 2 day class
Taktung Festival 2015, Zürich CH

student mentor
Institut für Musik, Hochschule Osnabrück, D

First student visiting from abroad for two days of intensive studies

"Introduction to Composing with Max", 2 day class
Institut für Musik, Hochschule Osnabrück, D

2013 - 2014
Artistic director and teacher for educational project Irritationen, Münchenbuchsee, October 2013 - June 2014

Website: www.irritationen.weebly.com

Blog entry: Listen I
Blog entry: Listen II
Blog entry: Otodate
Blog entry: Irritationen at Dampfzentrale
Blog entry: Poster
Newspaper feature "Lieder in den Dingen wecken" (Der Bund, german)

2013 - ongoing
Touch guitar teaching in Biel

Fall term
Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB) / University of the Arts Berne
project mentor at the MA in Contemporary Arts Practice

July 22 - 27
teaching touch guitar technique at the Touch Guitar Circle summer course, Inzing, A

Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB) / University of the Arts Berne
teaching electronic music ear training, composition and personal lessons at the BA in Music and Media Arts and MA in Contemporary Arts Practice faculties from April to June.

co-teaching a workshop for 84 eighth grade pupils with the Aargau Symphony Orchestra

Davos Festival: 3.5-day class on creating an introductory lecture-performance for Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Mantra" (1970) in collaboration with Barbara Weber. classes from August 6-9, workshop concert August 9.

for more info on the course contents please see this blog entry.
for more pictures of the performance rehearsal see this blog entry.

2011 - ongoing
private lessons in composition and music software programming

2011 - ongoing
Tönstör Laptop Ensemble for Teenagers
most recent performance at Lange Nacht der Elektronischen Musik, Dampfzentrale, Bern

For a rehearsal snapshot see this blog entry.
For more pictures of the performance see this blog entry.
This concert was reviewed in "dissonance #119" (pdf, german)

photo credit: Samira Zribi

Tönstör: "Bildbrechung"
a 30 minute concert performed March 29 & 30 at at Casino Bern, opening for the Berne Symphony Orchestra

Here's a recording of the first piece, "Bildbrechung(-Brechung)", Roland Moser's orchestral work "Bildbrechung", remixed live using 21 mobile phones. A documentary blog entry describing the thoughts behind the piece can be found here.

Video excerpt:

"Would you like to KISS?"
weekly one-term practical seminar
Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB, Y-Institute for Transdisciplinarity
co-taught by Alain Jenzer and Tobias Reber
exhibition of student projects at F11, Bern

Tönstör Laptop Ensemble
debut performance "Sprachlos" - music for modern dance, performed at Dampfzentrale Bern

Music: Tobias Reber, performed by the Tönstör Laptop Ensemble
Dance: Marcel Leemann Physical Dance Theatre & 9th grade students

Tönstör: "Abwalden", a 30 minute concert performed twice as part of the Biennale Bern 2010

Feature/Interview in Bieler Tagblatt (jpg, german)

Tönstör: "Vrruckt", performed at Dampfzentrale Bern

MyCulture - 50 Jahre Migros Kulturprozent
musical coaching for the finalists' projects

Recorders & Live Electronics
two day workshop and performance project for children aged 6-12, co-taught by Sabrina Frey and Tobias Reber, Blockflötentage Schaffhausen 2006