Music Rooms

14 Oct

Today is my father’s 70th birthday!  In honor of his birthday, I thought I’d write about music rooms because my dad loves his music!  He has his own music room, of sorts — it’s in the basement of my parent’s home in West Texas.  As music rooms go, it’s not the greatest but I don’t think he minds.  His instrument of choice is the guitar but my father also plays the dulcimer, the mandolin, the recorder and the banjo.  His musical tastes run along the lines of the country legends like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings and folk music — Peter, Paul & Mary and Ian & Sylvia are two groups who come to mind.

I think my father always secretly wanted to be a musician himself which is why he’s invested so much in his instruments over the years.  My mother always integrated them into the design of the house so music was very much a part of the environment we lived in.  This got me thinking about music rooms and the fact that they used to be an integral part of most larger homes 100 years ago — and yet you rarely see music rooms today (maybe because a keyboard doesn’t take up nearly as much room as a baby grand).

Here are some music rooms which caught my eye…

This last image doesn’t show any instruments but the room at the Apostrophe Hotel in Paris is called the “Music Room”.

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