Music in the Manor

Today, I attended a meeting of the Toledo Piano Teachers Association. It was our last meeting of the year, which traditionally is held at the Wildwood Metropark’s Manor House. The manor is a big, beautiful house built in the 1930’s by the Stranahans, a wealthy family who owned the Champion Spark Plug Company. The Stranahan family eventually gave the house with all its gardens and wooded land to the city to make it into the park it is today. The manor is open for tours or can be rented for various events — such as our TPTA meeting. Instead of a presentation about piano teaching, our last meeting of the year features a performance of some kind. Today, we heard the Gesalt Trio, a group of young musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music. The pianist was a student of a couple of our organization’s teachers as she was growing up. Here’s the room where the performance took place:

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The other rooms I peeked into look just as beautiful. I’d like to come back another time for a full look at the whole house and the gardens! (Psssst — Mom, we need to see if there are any geocaches around here!)

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