Music lessons were an important part of a young lady’s or gentleman’s education. Being a skilled musician prepared one to present well in polite company and served as a vehicle for young ladies to marry well or even marry into a higher station. Music masters advertised lessons to be given in the home or rented spaces to educate those who could afford the leisure activity of playing music. Visit the Geddy House to delight as one or more members of the Governor’s Musick ensemble plays or sings examples of popular domestic music from the 18th century. Guests can take this opportunity to ask questions about the music and the instruments or listen and reflect on the music that could take someone like Nancy Geddy from a young merchant-class girl to a married gentry lady.
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