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Inspiring Hope in May

Charlotte Holliday

You're Invited! Spend an evening listening to beautiful piano music performed by high school students, and then enjoy a light reception that follows on June 2nd at Black Rock Center for the Arts. The concert begins at 6:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. If you'd like to attend, please send an e-m ail to thetacyfoundation@gmail.com indicating the number of guests.  Please note: our usual weekly performance for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital will NOT be held on June 2nd to allow Tacy Foundation staff to attend the concert. Normally scheduled weekly performances...


Eric Lin: Moving Beyond the Moment in Musical Sharing

Charlotte Holliday

Since 5th grade Eric Lin loved the way his piano performances connected him to his audience, energizing him and spurring him to push his talents even further. As he prepared to perform in a cold, impersonal studio, something he didn’t enjoy, he was soon to discover how volunteering for the Tacy Foundation his would change his perceptions. “When performing for live audiences, I often take inspiration from the energy of the crowd and use that motivation to play more beautifully,” said Lin, now a 17-year-old senior at Thomas Jefferson High school for science and technology. “Thus, I disliked the lonely...


Inspiring Hope in March--Tacy Foundation Newsletter

Charlotte Holliday

First Performance at Holy Cross Hospital With great success, young performers presented the first program at The Tacy Foundation’s newest venue! Holy Cross Germantown Hospital on February 24, 2018: Liz Frisbie, Krystal Wu, Malavika Kattuparambil, George Frisbie, Medhini Muralidharan, Sam Devakumar, and Ethan Liu. Richard Pedersen, Tacy Foundation Vice President, served as site supervisor for the event. Thank you to all for your beautiful music for patients, families, and staff! Music for Marjory StonemanDouglas High School We are looking to raise funds to support recording and sending music CDs to the Florida high school to inspire hope for the families and...


Tacy Volunteers Spread Holiday Joy

Charlotte Holliday

  The holidays are here and Tacy Foundation volunteers having been celebrating by sharing more than their musical talents. They're doing all they can to charm audiences with both their musical and creative talents.   Last Sunday Tacy volunteers spent their evening sewing 24 bean bag animals to give as gifts to the seniors at living at Tribute at Heritage Village in Gainesville, Virginia. In addition, the lead adult volunteer for will have fresh-baked cookies for the audience. The volunteer performers will also dress up for this special holiday event at Tribute. "I hope the seniors will enjoy this concert...


A Family Makes Piano Pals Work

Charlotte Holliday

A Family Makes Piano Pals Work

Bojun Li was so proficient in mathematics by fifth grade that he became math teacher’s assistant for other students at Kensington Parkwood Elementary School. He’s also a talented young musician with 10 years of piano experience. Now, he’s combining his gift for teaching with his talent in music to change lives. Upon graduating elementary school, a school counselor suggested Bojun begin his student service learning requirements early based on his teaching skills and desire to help others.  His mother, Xin Xu, searched the county website for volunteer organizations that would allow someone as young as Bojun to serve.  She found the Tacy...