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Interview - James Quinn

Charlotte Hoiday

Tacy Foundation Interview #2 James Quinn has always loved music. In fact, listening to music was a family tradition, which was enshrined in James from an extraordinarily young age. But for James, listening to music was much more than just maintaining a longtime family tradition. For James, music symbolized enjoyment, emotions, and “a genuinely great part of life.”  James’ earliest memories of music involved him and his siblings dancing and singing to the latest billboard hits on the radio. His mother, who was an actress, would perform an accompaniment on their piano while his father sang the emotional lyrics. In...


Interview with Richard Qin - Joan Carr

Charlotte Hoiday

Richard Qin Tacy Foundation Interview 12/21/2019 “A family that has music is a happy family.” Born in 1922 in an urban part of Manhattan, New York, Joan Carr has always reminded herself of this quote. Whether it was her mother's singing, listening to the radio, watching TV, or playing an instrument, Joan has always found a passion for music.      Growing up, Joan had many siblings, and they all enjoyed listening to mostly soft, calm music. Every morning, her mother sang songs to wake everyone up and brighten up their day. At school, all of her friends loved listening and...


Tacy Foundation Sends CDs to Victims of Mass Shootings in Early August 2019

Charlotte Holliday

By Anika Seth, Tacy communications intern On August 3rd and 4th, within 24 hours, the United States was subject to two mass shootings, the first in El Paso, TX and the second in Dayton, OH. In total, 32 people were killed with an additional 51 suffering non-fatal injuries. In response to these events, the Tacy Foundation brought 200 CDs – an assortment of classical, popular, original, and patriotic music recorded by youth volunteers over the past three years – to MCPADNET Printing for shipment to the Paso del Norte Foundation and to the Dayton Foundation on August 5th and 7th...


A Paderewski Medal 10 Years in the Making: Daniel Zhu's Story

Charlotte Holliday

         The Paderewski Medal is an award given by the American College of Musicians for playing 10 piano pieces for 10 years.  I was able to get my Paderewski Medal on July 1, 2019, an effort that took me from 3rd to 12th grade. Although constant practice helped me on this journey, I believed that my experience with the Tacy Foundation and Ms. Holliday was the main reason why I had succeeded in obtaining the Paderewski Medal.             When I first began practicing piano under Ms. Holliday, I did not know why I had to perform in...


Anika Seth: What The Tacy Foundation Means to Me

Charlotte Holliday

I got my start in the Tacy Foundation 10 years ago in 2009, two years after the Foundation had first started. In 2007, Mrs. Charlotte Holliday's piano studio (the Holliday Piano Studio) recorded three sets of CDs to share music with hospital patients, one of whom was Mrs. Holliday's best friend. I remember being 4 or 5 years old and seeing a newspaper clipping from The Gazette, the local paper at the time, hung up in the home of one of our very close family friends, and I distinctly remember saying "Mom, I want to do that." I was drawn...