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May 2022 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope! May 2022 CHECK OUT OUR NEW PLAYLIST PORTAL! ♩ Director’s Corner Keerthana Srinivasan is a Tacy alumna who returned to us during COVID when she was at the University of Maryland. She pioneered the Foundation’s Private YouTube Playlist to give our student volunteers a vehicle to continue their relationships with the seniors. In lockdown, the students could go nowhere, and they really missed playing and visiting on weekends with the seniors. The playlist became the means to continue their relationships and visits from a place of safety for both parties. It became important to keep up the morale of the...


April 2022 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope! April 2022 CHECK OUT OUR NEW PLAYLIST PORTAL! ♩ Director’s Corner   As a high school student at Walt Whitman HS in Bethesda, Bryan Eng was a busy young man:  he volunteered at hospitals and at a VA long-term care facility in Baltimore, recorded for Tacy Foundation’s CDs, and sang and played jazz at Waverly House HOC senior residence. When he was in college in Chicago, he entertained a Senior Day Care Center in Loudoun County, VA on Zoom. He contacted the Foundation to offer his music message. Always kind, generous, and positive, he showered the...


March 2022 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope March 2022 ♩ Director’s Corner My daughter gently reminds me to be open to new ideas, practices, and music, and adapt as the world changes. Her encouragement took on new meaning when Covid arrived suddenly two years ago.  Most assuredly, I was consumed by the almost impossible hurdles before us. Discovering paths of service for the all-volunteer Tacy Foundation youth challenged the entire network of our services. Because we were no longer able to bring live music to facilities and Piano Pals/Guitar Pals to afterschool locations, all live events would have to be suspended until we could create safe, viable, and meaningful alternatives.   A remarkable transformation occurred. College...


February 2022 Newsletter

Michael Tacy

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope! February 2022 ♩ Director’s Corner Forging ahead through the resurgence of shutdowns again in late December and January, we are so honored to serve in this unprecedented time! I am very proud of the teens who created fun materials for our audiences as well as all of those who made holiday cards, pictures, and even cookies!! Since the start of COVID in March 2020, 800+ youth have enrolled, including those returning and many, many eager, new children and teens. We send our deepest appreciation to all new and returning youth enrollees, to the entire legion of volunteer adults (parents and teachers), and to businesses that support our mission of...


January Newsletter 2022

Michael Tacy

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Inspiring Hope January 2022 ♩ Director’s Corner We begin the new year with hope and love for the communities in the nation’s capital. We reach out to all volunteers with gratitude and encourage each one to continue sharing music, stories, art, and life experiences with others. Your own personal message may be the very one that reaches someone desperately needing a dose of hope. Be brave, courageous, and strong.  You are my heroes! We are so fortunate to be able to serve!  We have played for seniors, mentored Title 1 children in piano, guitar, and music theory, and have met visitors and staff with sounds of beautiful music...