Seb Silas

Seb Silas

PhD Researcher

Hanover Music Lab

Seb Silas is a PhD Researcher at Hanover Music Lab, supervised by Reinhard Kopiez and Daniel Müllensiefen. He researches computational approaches to musical learning and memory, with a particular emphasis on learning melodies and playing by ear. He is an active music teacher and saxophonist, improviser and composer, most notably with the band Don’t Problem (see music website here). He draws upon his experience in these fields in his academic research.

He maintains the musicassessr and itembankr R packages and musical ability tests:

  • Musical learning
  • Computational musicology
  • Statistical modelling
  • PhD in Musicology (in completion), 2024

    Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover

  • MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience, 2021

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • BSc in Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience, 2020

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • BA in Jazz Performance (Saxophone), 2014

    Middlesex, University of London