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Peter van Alphen

Peter van Alphen co-founded the Centre for Creative Education in 1993, after being a Waldorf teacher for 16 years. He was director of the Centre of the first 7 years of its existence. Peter runs a Waldorf teacher-training programme in Kenya for teachers from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.

Peter spearheaded the development of Waldorf Education in black communities in the Western Cape. For five years he was Chairperson of the Federation of Waldorf Schools in Southern Africa, and was often asked to act as a consultant and mediator in its schools.Peter conducting UCT Orchestra

Peter originally trained as a church musician at the University of Pretoria, majoring in Organ, Choral Conducting and Gregorian Chant. In his late thirties he completed a four-year diploma in Eurythmy, which he uses in his training programmes as part of the personal development of the participants. In 2008 he completed a Masters in Music.

An educator of adults, Peter has many years experience in lay counselling. He started by becoming a Life-Line telephone counsellor, and attended various counselling workshops. He also received informal training from a clinical psychologist in Cape Town, and has trained adults in counselling techniques for over seven years.