Hattstaedt, John James

1851

American pianist; born in Monroe, Mich. He obtained his musical education by private instruction in Boston and in several German cities. His teaching of piano began in 1870, at Detroit; afterwards in St. Louis, 1872 to 1873, and from 1875 to 1886 in the Chicago Musical College The American Conservatory of Music in Chicago was founded by him in 1886, and he is still its president and director. He also conducts a Teachers' Normal Department. He lectures on history of music, aesthetics, pedagogics, etc., writes for musical magazines, and has published a Manual of Musical History.