Inspiring Hope in May

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 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 will resume on June 9th. 

 Compose This! A Creativity Challenge for Children and Teen Music Students:  


See the woman in the photo? She's playing her favorite song. And guess what? You wrote it! We'd love to hear what it sounds like. Compose a piece of music, upload it to YouTube, Soundcloud, or the audio sharing platform of your choice, then send the link via e-mail to by June 23, 2018. We'll highlight the winner in our next Newsletter and on Facebook. Time participating, up to 4 hours, may qualify for SSL hours.  

Piano Pals Concert at Fox Chapel

The 25 elementary school students show their parents and mentors how much they had learned through Piano Pals music mentoring after-school program this year. On Piano Pals Day the children made their mentors proud by performing music they learned with their instruction. The children received applause from their parents, siblings, peers, school staff, and mentors as they demonstrated their learning and shared their music proudly. The mentors' full support was evident in each student's accomplishment.  Piano Pals has flourished at Fox Chapel Elementary School in Germantown, MD for six years, thanks to the leadership, generosity, and exceptional vigilance of Diana Zabetakis, Elizabeth Griffeth. and school staff, Tacy Foundation Site Supervisors, mentors, and mentors' families. Their optimism and commitment are contagious!  I also want to especially thank Ms. Devakumar, a newcomer to the program as Tacy Foundation Site Supervisor, who volunteered her excellent managerial talent to all of the mentors and children.  Similarly wonderful celebrations have also taken place or are scheduled soon for other Piano Pals program locations including Gaithersburg Elementary School, Brown Station Elementary School and HOC residencies. Thank you to each of you for your steadfast support of these programs! You make a difference.

CD Project Update



Thank you to the more than 40 children and teens, and their families, who recorded music for the latest Tacy Foundation Music Album. All songs have been recorded and the project is now in the editing and production phase. We look forward to finalizing CDs and sending them to inspire hope, note by note for all recipients -- patients, wounded warriors, the elderly, and schools where their have been mass shootings this year.




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