He was early recognized as a genius musician. At the age of sixteen, he attained a notable place among the musicians of his country. His passion for music grew hotter and hotter. Young Weber felt keenly the limitations placed upon his art by the inadequancy of existing instruments. This made him decide to leave for New York in 1844 to find a turning point in his life as a musician. In New York, he saw the possibilities of a great career in the building of really fine instruments.
To learn the technique of construction, he entered the service of Holden, a master piano builder of that day, and later he was associated with Van Winkle, another celebrated piano maker. As a result of pouring laborous efferts, Weber opened his piano shop in New York in 1852, when he was only twenty-four years old. It was a small plant, but it marked the beginning of a world famous piano. He built into his piano what he was always proud to call “Weber Tone”. A lot of world famous musicians, including opera singers, came to love it.