• "We are fortunate to entrust our instruments to his care"
    - Dr. Tracey Laird, Agnes Scott College Music Chair
    "I highly recommend Haasenritter Piano Service"
    - Geary Brogden, Minister of Music, Ramah Baptist Church
    "My Baldwin piano sounds great, never sounded this good since the day I bought it."
    - Karen Douglassville, GA.

Discovering Pedagogy’s Blindspot

Discovering Pedagogy’s Blindspot is a “prelude” to the Octave Worth of Piano Knowledge seminar series.  In this  fast-paced, 1 hour presentation, you will discover what pedagogy forgot to include in its curriculum – an understanding of how the piano affects the pianist’s attempts to make beautiful music.  Local GMTA chapters that have hosted this seminar are the West GA GMTA, Fayette/Coweta GMTA and the Cobb county GMTA.  This is what your collegues are saying about it . . .

This definitely ought to be in college training, specifically for piano majors, and possibly for music ed. majors – Phyllis Lafon

I will listen to my piano differently Lynn Hodges

Sam Haasenritter is a very intelligent and highly knowledgeable piano master and I enjoyed watching his presentation and high quality work Inna Satunovsky 

                     I can better understand how to advise my students – Alice Cook

Very informative workshop!!Dr. Shrima Perera

It was very informative to see and hear how adjusting the mechanics of the piano affects the soundMisty Simmons

So, Join Sam Haasenritter, RPT as he introduces what the pedagogy curriculum forgot to tell you.  Sam, a highly skilled, concert technician, will begin the presentation with a piano teacher playing a piece on a freshly tuned piano for everyone to evaluate.  Then, he will lecture and, at the same time, work on the piano’s touch and tone.  At the end of 45 minutes to an hour, the same pianist will play the same piece on the same piano so that everyone can evaluate the before and after difference.  This will give you an experiential understanding of what has been discussed and you will have seen in “real-time” how these changes were made.  It is amazing to hear for yourself the difference that cannot be realized through tuning alone.  As a piano educator, you will begin to understand what keeps students from tapping their full potential and, also, what enables you to teach more effectively.  This is one presentation you don’t want to miss! 

To find out when and where the next seminar will be offered, contact Sam Haasenritter at (404) 932-TUNE